Unusual Cemetery in Lviv
• Unusual cemetery in Lviv
On the Lions, wonderful, old, beautiful and mysterious. This is the city in which I want to live, yes, I want to live there, it's not a city, but one continuous monument by UNESCO. Even the cemetery can not be just a dark and gloomy place where you will be taken at the end of life, this place could be a museum or rather a pleasant park. To be honest, I do not dare call this place a cemetery.
So, Lychakiv cemetery in Lviv. Monuments and tombs that there are already almost 220 years, is incredible in its beauty the masterpieces of sculpture and architecture, is the creation of the famous artists who for centuries guarded the memory of our ancestors.
Cemeteries came about in 1786. Find peace there could only the most wealthy inhabitants of the city. Relatives of the same, seeing friends and relatives of the people he was the last way is clearly not stingy to express his love to hire well-known sculptors.
Previously, residents of the city were buried in caves near the churches, and this led to a not very pleasant smell and unsanitary conditions. And only thanks to the Austrian Emperor Joseph II, in 1784 all the cemeteries of the city center was moved to the outskirts. Thus, in the picturesque hills and terraces of ancient Lviv appeared unique Cemetery Lychakov.
Cemeteries known not only for its beautiful vaults and tombstones, and the fact that there are buried many interesting stories and legends associated with famous people.
You found peace representatives of noble Austrian, Polish and Ukrainian families. At this point you will find monuments such great figures of politics and art, as the poet Ivan Franko Stanislav Lyudkevych composer, opera singer Solomiya Krushelnytska, actress Regina Markov, historian Ivan Ivan Krypiakevych.
Clear statistics - Lychakiv cemetery is located on 86 fields and 42 acres of landscaped grounds. There are about 500 sculptures and tombstones completely different architectural styles and decorations, and more than 2000 crypts.
More than 400,000 graves of people of different nationalities and religions. Inscriptions on gravestones knocked out in German, Serbian, Italian, Polish, Armenian, Latin, Ukrainian, Hebrew and Russian.
The earliest Lychakova burial dated 1786 and 1797 years. Since 1804 the cemetery has grown strongly thanks to the purchase of land by private individuals. Built it is not just a monument over the grave, and were built on the century monumental family crypts and tombs.
In due time to give Cemeteries view of the park area, in 1856, botanist Carl Bauer and Titus Thuzhevsky developed a unique project of alleys and lanes, since this place was to have a kind of open-air museum.
The main part of the cemetery.
Walking between sculptures, it seems that you got to the other world, and inevitably begin to believe in eternal life, where there is always a light, calm and peaceful.
A small, cozy, compact vault.
Infrared photography crypt.
Entrance to the underworld.
It really looks as if alive.
Crypts are markedly different from the rich and very rich citizens.
In the vaults shown a lot of family coats of arms.
In this crypt are buried more than one generation of a noble family in Lviv.
A stunning monument, which is carved out of stone.
to mourn his family woman.
Unfortunately, many of the monuments are so pozarastali shrubs and grass that to them, even hard to find.
Many of the sculptures are in poor or poorly maintained condition.
Each sculpture is in its very emotional.
Some of the sculptures just the cold soul.
And this is the barbarians tried.
The Angel - a symbol of peace, tolerance and peace. It is a spiritual, intelligent, possessing supernatural abilities creature with white wings on his back.
Guardian angel protects you from the day you were born and still stand steadfastly beside your tomb, protecting you in eternal life.
Pass the century, and someone's life becomes a museum exhibit. About the stood in the stone beauty Lychakova can talk for hours. You need to go to, not because you are in Lviv. Lviv have to go, because that's where the main necropolis of Lviv - Lychakiv cemetery.