The Roman Catholic church of St. Mary Magdalene in Lviv, Ukraine, is located west of the city's Old Town, by the Lviv Polytechnic.Plan to see Church of St. Mary Magdalene and other attractions that appeal to you using our Lviv route maker.
It was built at the beginning of the 17th century for the Dominican Order, combining the styles of Renaissance and Baroque, and consecrated in 1630. The church and monastery were plundered and burned in 1704 by Swedes only to be rebuilt by 1758 with an extended nave and new Baroque facade with two towers decorated with pilasters and cornices and rococo sculptures of Saint Dominic and Saint Hyacinth between the pediment and the tower added to the preserved polygonal apse with an altarpiece in stucco presenting scenes from the life of Saint Mary Magdalene.
After the suppression of the Dominican monastery by the Austrian emperor Joseph II in 1783 its building was used a prison and the church was transferred to the diocese. The church underwent some minor changes with the groundwork carried out in front of it in 1880 necessitating the addition of stairs and balcony added above, in 1889 Neo-Baroque tower-helmets were installed along with a clock on the southern tower.
In 1923 the monastery building was given to the Lviv Polytechnic and in 1927 conservation work was carried out in the complex which continued until the outbreak of World War II, among them the installation of organ produced by the Czech Brothers Rieger workshop.
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