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St. George Cathedral

Lviv, Ukraine

 
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St. George Cathedral
Address
Svyatoho Yura sq., 5
Lviv
Lviv Region
Ukraine
Recommended duration
1 hour

This Greek Catholic Cathedral, constructed in 1744-1761, is a remarkable example of Rococo architecture. Located at the height of St. George Mount, the cathedral dominates the surrounding area, but doesn’t clash with the landscape.

In the cathedral itself, there lies a crypt where celebrated figures of the Ukrainian church are entombed.

A park is nestled behind the palace and features a distinctive bell tower, which houses a remarkable bell. Cast in 1341, it is the oldest bell in Ukraine.

The cathedral grounds are extremely calming and it’s hard to imagine that hard times once prevailed. Following the death of metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky in March 1946, Soviet authorities coerced church leaders to denounce Rome and join the Russian Orthodox Church. Justice prevailed in 1989 as the Greek Catholic Church re-established itself and resumed operation of the cathedral.

The last major event to take place at St. George happened 2001. While visiting Lviv, Pope John Paul II lived in the Metropolitan’s Palace.

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In the Cathedral of St. George was winter, even down in the basement on the -1 floor. There are relics of saints are kept.

Go to this Cathedral, good impressions will remain.

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В соборе Святого Юра был зимой, спускались даже в подвале, на -1 этаж. Там мощи святых хранятся.

Зайдите в этот собор, хорошие впечатления останутся надолго.
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Closed area in front of the church makes it special. Reach but stylish decoration.

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Excellent Cathedral... Very beautiful place... It is a must see!

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Превосходный собор... Очень красивое место... Его стоит обязательно посетить!
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The service can go on all comers. The Cathedral is very beautiful. Even just lovers of beauty, not only religion worth a look here.

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На службу могут заходить все желающие. Сам же собор очень красив. Даже просто ценителям красоты, не только религии, стоит заглянуть сюда.
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Beautiful Cathedral and the charming square in front of him.

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Красивый собор и уютный сквер перед ним.
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Beautiful Cathedral with an interesting history, a must visit!

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Красивейший собор с интересной историей, обязателен к посещению!
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Very beautiful and majestic Cathedral. Here definitely need to go with a guided tour.

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Очень красивый и величественный собор. Сюда однозначно нужно идти с экскурсией.
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Very nice colored lights in the evening, you would see this fabulous cathedral even from far away

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