Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church

Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, Lviv

Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church

Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church
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shiraziwine
Shiraz, Iran1,082 contributions
not fascinating
Sep 2019
This church was close when we arrived, but the surrounding and the architecture of the church is nice and i think it is nice
Written May 3, 2020
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Monika G
Sosnowiec, Poland659 contributions
Top place in Lviv
Mar 2020 • Family
One of the most impressive place for me. Strongly recommend short 15minutes intro with guide, he can tell all about this place and each painting and sculpture. Majestic place.
Written March 5, 2020
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Dushi-NY
NY, NY6,486 contributions
The Church is only a part of the larger campus
Jun 2019
We saw two recently wed couples taking photographs with family in the courtyard and surrounding area of the Armenian Church.

The interior contains stone arches, carved ceilings and colorful murals - very different from the baroque and gothic style churches that we typically visit.
Written January 9, 2020
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Jan
London, UK47 contributions
Very Old and Interesting place
Nov 2019
This small Church was built they say in 1370 ! It can't compete with other big and more famous Churches in Lvov, but it is much older than others. This one is not beautiful inside, but its interior is much simpler and older and different, which is not bad at all. To me, it is a very interesting Church to visit. And the entrance is (very easy to find) from - Krakivska street.
Written November 24, 2019
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Rebeca and Gabi
Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania6 contributions
a very good experience
Nov 2019
Jan Henryk Rosen created small-sized paintings with religious subjects, inspired by medieval art and the lives of saints. These were paintings which amazed critics and art lovers, including archbishop Józef Teodorowicz, who proposed that Rosen make monumental paintings in this Armenian cathedral.
Written November 7, 2019
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ptaxa2015
Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland3 contributions
Depiction of the Zodiac signs and of the 6th sense (exrasensory) in the Armenian cathedral of Lviv
Sep 2019
The Armenian Cathedral in Lviv was built in 1363-1370. By the way, it was the first cathedral in the city of Lviv, for the Ruthenian Metropolitanate (and cathedral) was located in the tawn of Halych and the Roman Catholic Metropolitanate with the see in Lviv was founded later (first source based information about the building of the Latin cathedral comes from 1399).
From the time of its construction there is only one fresco in the Armenian cathedral (of the st. Apostle Judas Thaddaeus) in the niche in the altar part (to your right, when you look towards the main altar), which preserved because for many centuries ist was covered up by a side altar or something like that. Only by the restauration in the 20th century the side altar has been removed and the old fresco behind it discovered.
Another interesting thing is a depiction of the 12 Astrological signs, represented in the arcade in the form of corresponding constellations.
Very interesting for me was also the representation of the senses, showed in the form of allegorical figures. And a special detail: there are not 5, but 6 senses depicted there, it means that the intuition is added as the 6th one (greetings to all, who like stories about persons with the extrasensory perception).
There are also many other interesting and creepy images there, like the figures of the spirits, who follow the burial procession, and so on (all the fans of the Supernatural series will love it).
Written November 6, 2019
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Inutihar
Prague, Czech Republic152 contributions
Nice
Oct 2019
I really like the creepy ghost / funeral mural on the left wall. Unfortunately, the church is currently under reconstruction so there are scaffolds inside covering other artistic highlights.
Written November 6, 2019
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Ali Murat E
Istanbul, Turkey53 contributions
Armanian Church..
Oct 2019
In the city center among the other christian churches you can see this cmall church and pay a visit to see the interios design and architecture.
Written October 31, 2019
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shiraziwine
Shiraz, Iran1,082 contributions
Just a Church
Sep 2019
I think this church can not be a church to make a plan for visiting, i went there when i was passing by and i did not find it very nice.
I think there are much more interesting churches around which are more attractive
Written October 20, 2019
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Goran N
Velika Gorica, Croatia204 contributions
Nice place for spiritual consideration
Sep 2019
Quitte pity to can not feel smells inside this cathedral together with pictures.. Cathedral sounds something big with long mass, but in this case isn't...
Written September 26, 2019
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