PHOTO STORY

17 Oldest Buildings in Lviv: from Byzantine to Renaissance

How I tried to figure out ancient architectural styles just walking around the city

Image for post
Image for post

Byzantine and Romanesque Period

Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Basic characteristics of the Byzantine (left) and Romanesque (right) styles.

1. St. Nicholas Church (13th century)

Image for post
Image for post
St. Nicholas Church: southern side.
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
St. Nicholas Church: rear facade.
Image for post
Image for post
St. Nicholas Church: northern side.

2. St. John the Baptist Church (13th century)

Image for post
Image for post
St. John the Baptist Church: rear facade.

3. St. Paraskeva Church (13–14th century)

Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
St. Paraskeva Church at night and in the daylight.
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
St. Paraskeva Church: ceiling frescos and a masonry fragment.
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
St. Paraskeva Church: rear facade and altarpiece.

4. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (13th or 14th century)

Image for post
Image for post
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
Image for post
Image for post
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church before the sunset.

5. Armenian Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary (1363–1370)

Image for post
Image for post
Basic characteristics of the Armenian style.
Image for post
Image for post
Armenian Cathedral early in the morning.
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Armenian Cathedral: the rear facade and bell tower
Image for post
Image for post
Armenian Cathedral: arcade gallery

Gothic Period

Image for post
Image for post
Basic characteristics of the Gothic style.

6. Archcathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary (between 1360 and 1481)

Image for post
Image for post
Latin Cathedral: the main entrance.
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Latin Cathedral: views from the third floor of a nearby cafe.
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Latin Cathedral: chapels and a fragment of original Gothic masonry.

Renaissance Period

Image for post
Image for post
Basic characteristics of the Renaissance style.

7. Monastery of St. Onuphrius (15th or 16th century)

Image for post
Image for post
Church of St. Onuphrius: the front facade and the northern side.
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Church of St. Onuphrius: details of architecture.
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Monastery of St. Onuphrius: the tower and monks’ rooms.
Image for post
Image for post
Monastery and Church of St. Onuphrius as seen from the south.

8. Gunpowder Tower (1522–1537)

Image for post
Image for post
Gunpowder Tower; my wife at the door for scale :-)
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Gunpowder Tower: rear and back facades.

9. Mykolaievychi House (the 1550s)

Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Mykolaievychi House: the portal and whole facade.

10. Scholz-Volfovich House (1570)

Image for post
Image for post
Scholz-Volfovich House in the morning.
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Scholz-Volfovich House: the main facade and corner decoration before the sunrise.

11. Korniakt Tower (1572–1578)

Image for post
Image for post
Korniakt Tower: the western side.
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Korniakt Tower at night.
Image for post
Image for post
The seal of Lviv Dormition Brotherhood featuring Korniakt Tower.

12. Black House (1577)

Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Black House in the afternoon and at night.
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Black House: architectural details.

13. Korniakt Palace (1580)

Image for post
Image for post
Korniakt Palace in the evening.
Image for post
Image for post
Korniakt Palace: the upper floors and balcony.

14. Bandinelli Palace (1589)

Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Bandinelli Palace: night view and with a van of Ukrainian national post.

15. Gepner House (late 16th century)

Image for post
Image for post
Gepner House in the morning.
Image for post
Image for post
Gepner House at night.

16. Venetian House (1589–1600)

Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Venetian House

17. Benedictine Monastery (1597–1616)

Image for post
Image for post
Benedictine Monastery and the Church of All Saints.
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Benedictine Monastery: architectural details.

Design Manager at Eleks Berlin eleks.com, public speaker, author of the 5 a.m. Magazine medium.com/5-a-m 🇺🇦🇩🇪