Church of Sts. Olha and Elizabeth, Lviv

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The Church of Sts. Olha and Elizabeth in Lviv, Ukraine is located between the city's main rail station and the Old Town. It was originally built as the Roman Catholic Church of St. Elizabeth and today serves as the Greek Catholic Church of Sts. Olha and Elizabeth.
The church was built by the Latin Archbishop of Lviv Saint Joseph Bilczewski in the years 1903-1911 as a parish church for the city's dynamically developing western suburb. It was designed by Polish architect Teodor Talowski, in the neo-Gothic style, similar to that of the Votive Church in Vienna. St. Elisabeth's, placed on a hill which is the watershed of the Baltic and Black Sea, with its facade flanked by two tall towers and an 85 m belfry on the north side with imposing spires was envisioned as Lviv's first landmark to greet visitors arriving in the city by train.
In 1939 the church was damaged in a bombing raid but remained open until 1946. After the war, the building was used as warehouse and fell further into ruin, until it was returned to faithful with the collapse of the Soviet Union. In 1991 a Ukrainian Greek Catholic was established and the church was reconsecrated as the Greek Catholic church of Sts. Olha and Elizabeth.
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  • This temple for me stands alone among many others in the city. The inside is very light, unlike some others. Although now, after the reconstruction, too much modern inside - for example tiles right at the entrance. It spoils the experience a little bit.
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  • Church very close to the station. The interior is nice but the exterior is gorgeous. With a few local coins you can go up and see the view of Lviv. You have to arm yourself with your breath because there are 185 steps to climb.
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  • Great building ! If you visit a Lviv city at the first time - you route for visiting must include this church. Beautiful... both outside and inside... You can pray here, or just rest alone if don't. Calm down your soul here and do right things after leaving church.
  • Great old Church building, that is active nowadays. Thoroughly renovated and kept in pristine condition. Open for people to pray and be part of Christian life and also for tourists to see.
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