Latin Cathedral - Lviv

Lviv master Nitschke was the first who managed the construction. Supervision of works managed Peter Shteher. Like the other buildings of the time, the cathedral was built a long time - up to 1481.

In 1404, Master Nicholas Ganseke (Gonzaga) blocked the altar of the dome. Finished cathedral architect Joachim Thunder and Ambrose Rabish.

Arch and two side chapels of the choir built in 1493 by Hans Bleher.

Cathedral nave, with an elongated presbytery. The bulk (with no altar and later additions) was close to the square. Adjacent to the western facade of the massive high tower, and the second, southern, the tower completed only up to roof level.

Severe form of the Cathedral and the majestic. Special impression gives the interior with four tall, slender columns, which are based on the arches and vaults with Gothic ribs. Naves of the same height.

After the restoration of 1760-1778 years. Gothic forms of the cathedral gave way before the fashion at the time, baroque. Council modifies not only externally, changes were made to the interior.

A talented architect of Lviv Peter Poleyovsky prepared a restoration project and managed the construction work. The church tower was ended with baroque style, to the apse of the two sides were attached two-story space, to the western facade is a porch, and Gothic and Renaissance altars replaced with the Baroque.

Sculptures of new altars done by M. Poleyovsky, I. Obrotsky, Francis Olendzky. Fresco paintings on the vaults and walls belong Lviv muralist S. Stroinski. During restoration dismantled numerous chapels that are "overgrown" church during XV-XVIII centuries. Only the most valuable left.

At the end of XIX century by J. Matejko, Y. Megoffer, T. Aksentovicha were made stained glass windows, which are organically complement the interior of the cathedral.
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