Walk through the Cemeteries
• Walk through Cemeteries
To date, the Lychakiv Cemetery in Lviv is 24 Former Chapel, 5 large memorials 2 pantheon of political prisoners, repressed and fighters for Ukraine, as well as more than 5,000 tombs and more than 100,000 gravestones constructions.
The oldest tombstone in the cemetery dates back to 1675 year. Church culture was transferred from the cemetery from the city center.
mourners near the urn, headstone Juliana Shrangner, handiwork of renowned architect Hartmann Witwer. His sculptures also adorn the Market Square and many other streets of Lviv. Generally, in the cemetery of many sculptures in the form of mourners, because they symbolize the timeless love, infinite longing and mourning for the departed person.
The sculpture Brothers Johann and Anton Shimzerov. Tombstone "Baer, Trankli and Weigl." The sculpture depicts the transition from one life to another. The dying girl holding a poppy as a symbol of sleep and ritual vessel for collecting tears. The second takes her to the underworld.
Tomb Honoratus Bozhetskoy.
The grieving angel.
The tomb of the Polish family Zlovodski.
Chapel Karol Kiselski. This Lviv citizen was a very wealthy man at the time. His career started from the bottom, and later, after becoming rich, became a public figure and philanthropist. In the same chapel is a certain Emilia Kiselski, which was one of the founders of the first ambulance in Lviv.
In those times, putting on the tomb sculpture guardian angel, people believed that he would keep them in the same and in the afterlife.
In the history of Lviv was a lot of fire, one of them touched directly Lychakova. In 1848 they burned all the books graves registration, at the same time a new census of the graves was carried out. In the days of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy in the cemetery were introduced stricter rules. In the case of non-payment of money for the burial place of relatives of the deceased were punished. Burial demolished, and human remains were transferred to the mass graves.
The gravestone on the grave of Maria Anna Poninskoy (established in 1805), the work of Hartmann Witwer. Sculpture in the rococo style.
Monument Julian Nevator work Shimzera Antonio. Goddess of the dead woman takes off the crown of life. It occurs suddenly and the woman does not want to give it. The monument was built for the girl suddenly died under mysterious circumstances.
The crypt family Barchevskih, the biggest vault Lychakiv Cemetery, built in neo-Byzantine style, the total area of 220 square meters. m. These tombs were built for the purpose of upokoit soul of a kind. But the burial of the only and the last member of the genus Barchevskih. Barchevsky was very rich but lonely man. And without creating a family, he died young at age 50. All his fortune bequeathed to science and charity.
Classical sculpture. Mother of God.
Alley, far see the dome of the tomb Barchevskih. By the way, at Market Square is still preserved house of the family.
Statue of a lion.
Sarcophagus, a monument, the remains of the deceased just buried in the ground.
Downed cross. Great harm to the cemetery was struck during the opening of the cemetery for the mass graves, in the years of the Soviet Union. Local Soviet authorities simply shot down crosses and tombstones dug graves and buried at the new place of ordinary Soviet citizens. It is therefore now among the oldest sculptures and monuments can be found simple plain granite slabs.
Tombstone of an unknown man.
The chapel was built in the Gothic Revival style, the end of the 19th century.
The Burial of Jozef and Teresa Shabinger.
The owners of the chapel is unknown. Nearby is the monument to Julian Shrangner. At the moment, this chapel was bought. We are carrying out restoration work: changed the door, put in new windows, inside brought everything in order. The new owners of the chapel in the wall of two new marble boards.
Pax family tomb.
The crypt family Barchevskih.
Sculpture of Johann Shimzera. Sculpture of Christ, represents the person, regardless of social status, carrying a heavy cross.
Chapel Jan Vogt, royal warden, a descendant of the German master Vogt who makes very beautiful and expensive swords, decorated with precious stones. Neo-Gothic, Gothic present at the Lychakiv Cemetery there.
The Polish military cemetery 1918-1920. One of the most magnificent war memorials in Eastern Europe. As with most of these cemeteries, after the Second World War, the Polish memorial was destroyed and robbed. And in the time of all of the same Soviet power excavators and tanks just leveled it to the ground and would not have anything that reminded him of the past glory of the Polish boys who died for the liberation of the city. It was only after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989, for the money of the Polish government and the Polish Diaspora, began restoration work on the restoration of the memorial. According to the first burial, the Polish cemetery souls rest in 2859 young people aged between 17 and 19 years.
Classical sculpture. Jesus Christ - the good pastor.
To this day, at the Lychakiv cemetery are buried famous and worthy of the people's place. But you also can absolutely officially "buried" and their loved ones. Average inconspicuous place is an average of 8000 hryvnia (1000 dollars). Several expensive is "unowned" crypt.
Directly in front of the Cemeteries, the right side, there is a field of honorable burials. More than half of the finished boards - empty, there is no one.