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Kornyakta Palace

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Posted on 26 March 2011

Last Updated 28 March 2011

Palace Kornyakta
Kornyakta Palace. Royal Hall

Kornyakta Palace (also called a royal stone house) - a monument of Renaissance architecture, located in Lviv at Market Square, 6.

Merchant vintner, originally a Greek island of Crete, Konstantin Kornyakt nobility received from the hands of King Sigismund II Rzeczpospolita Augustus for his faithful service as personal Royal Secretary. Next King Stefan Batory special decree allowed Kornyakta build at Market Square in Lviv Palace with six windows - a privilege that the city of Magdeburg law can not be bought for any money, just to get by especially outstanding services to the city and state. The authors of the palace, consolidated 1580, Italian architects were Peter and Paul Barbone with Roman.

Heirs of rapidly bringing rich substance Kornyakta the wind. In the middle of XVII century palace Kornyakta family moved to the Polish King Jan III Sobieski and has since started to be called Royal stone.
Detail of the facade.

1908 city bought the building and there's almost a hundred years the Lviv Historical Museum. September 12, 1908 to 225 anniversary of Jan III Sobieski defeated the Turks at Vienna in the palace Kornyakta opened museum, which in honor of this event was named the National Museum named after King Jan III. After the reorganization of the Soviet central building is located Lviv History Museum. Salt exposure Kornyakta palace - so-called "royal hall, furnished in the style of Lviv Palace of XVIII-XIX centuries.

The building remained after adjustment Renaissance Gothic hall - the only Ukrainian secular Gothic monument of the XV century It also runs an antique shop. Extremely Kornyakta attraction of the palace is Italian (or Venice), the court surprisingly similar to the typical courtyards of Florence and Rome. Already in the XVIII century a set of Shakespeare's plays. In the yard in warmer months, a cafe, it has been a traditional concerts, festivals, classical and jazz music, unique acoustics creates an unforgettable impression.In the courtyard you can see pranher - pillory, near which in medieval punishment served on offenders.

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