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Posted on 26 March 2011

Last Updated 28 March 2011

LVIV Compound

L'yards - a mysterious labyrinth, in which you want to wander again and again, should make ten steps from the central area of the city, and you have the time and other surrounding reality; here feel treasure hunt and you never know in advance that you meet: napivrozbytyy stained or mysterious walled portal, forgotten paintings or carved spiral staircase ...

As in any decent medieval town Lviv in the old stone so tightly clasping each other, which looks like a solid quarter. Only with full open town hall tower structure of the urban hive rozhraflenoho chess set streets, according to the Magdeburg law. Surveying the city from a bird's eye, you finally realize how much of each grudgingly released back in the medieval land-cell each successive generation prymudrylosya restrict residents and more new buildings. The walls that caused this Babel of crowding, a half century as there is, but the whole Gordian knot of urban bowels left us a legacy with all its historical and architectural bar with all the sad and funny stories.

The most widely touted of Lviv yards - Armenian. Ancient legend says that a local church on the site grew a garden. It was brought here and Armenians from their homeland quince. Core of the cut fruit has always looked like a cross. One of the wealthy residents of the Armenian quarter, Yurko-Ivash Covic, saw this sign of the Lord, and built their funds in place cathedral garden. Вірменський дворик акварель А. Каменобродзького

For a long time romantic courtyard of the Armenian church can only view from behind bars, but a tour inside it, where 40 years of XX century preserved a unique collection of sacred art National Museum - only dream of. But times have changed. Now interested person can freely go to the temple, come his court, paved with slabs nahrobnymy ancient Armenian, Latin and Polish inscriptions. No vandalism here, on the contrary - as saying the Armenians, the more worn away tombstones, the greater sins, releasing the dead.

However, no bone plates in the Armenian court not long ago, they moved beyond the city is two hundred years ago, when the Lions moved to the Austro-Hungary. Then, by applying in the empire sanitary standards are destroyed all the ancient cemetery in the city center.

This legend gave rise to another courtyard Lviv - Bernadine. The point, however, that the territory Bernardine monastery cemetery were taken recently. Citizens have seen many carts with bones that leaving the monastery gates. And in this convent at the same time huge cleaned well, the imagination townspeople immediately combined the two events into one. Tales of complete bones well settled in the city, and now Lviv guides will tell terrifying story, as in the Moru dumped into a pit plague corpses. Sometimes they replace the heads of the Cossacks, who advocates the then Polish city captured soldiers chopped Bohdan Khmelnytsky. Logic in any of these stories there. It is resident in their right mind would Бернардинський дворик псувати в такий спосіб deteriorate in a way well in the city where it was always sutuzhno with water?

Instead, few people even know the indigenous people of Lviv another legend Bernardino yard. At the canopy gazebo, built over pits, stands sculpture of Saint John of Dukla. The same, only bigger, once graced the convoy at the entrance to the Bernardine Church, but in Soviet times a day do not know why collapsed in pieces. Figure monk, kneeling with hands raised in prayer appeals to the Lord, was established in honor of a happy and save the monastery during the siege of a city Khmelnytsky's forces. This image of St. John, whose relics were buried near the altar of the church, like while shelling the town appeared in the clouds and made ​​the kernel and return the ball back to where a tree. Stylized picture of the sculpture of St. John had a long informal emblem of Lviv, restoration workshops, which contained the same here again, the wall of the monastery. L'architects-restorers considered themselves successors of St. John in the salvation of the ancient architecture of the city from destroying the Soviet vandals.

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