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Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church

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Address: 7 Virmenska Street, Lviv, Ukraine
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Peaceful and magical

Tucked away in a neighborhood adjacent to the city square lies this gem of a church. The first thing you notice while walking in is the ethereal lighting effect through the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Oak Park, Illinois
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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away in a neighborhood adjacent to the city square lies this gem of a church. The first thing you notice while walking in is the ethereal lighting effect through the windows on the right, making you feel you are having a true religious experience! The wall murals are colorful and stunning, and you could easily spend an hour hear... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church is not far from Market Square (Rynok Square). It is free to enter, but you need to pay if you want to see more. I particularly like the paintings on the walls in this church. I think there are some mysteries in them and it's very interesting to guess.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We have visited the church with the guide so he explained us many details inside. Definately worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Originally built in the14th century, the church was almost extinguished by fire in 1527 and was later restored. Inside one can find beautiful and unusual interior (compared with "regular" orthodox chuches). Decorated domes and the 18th-century wooden altar are especially impressive.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Cost about 20 UAH, its very nice inside. we were there with a guide who explained all of the painting to us. we also got to hear the priest sing, it was beautiful.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

When joined the church - look on the left wall in central area - impressive and absoutely unique wall-painting - funeral procession for bishop. Look who are in the line - alive and ghosts together. With candles which are on the edge between real and mistic world, strange face of young priest turned to us - as longer you will... More 

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Sokal, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Very beautiful, atmosferic, local, authentic and with really Armenian spirit (I know I have Armenians in family). Recommended.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The entrance on Krakivska street is almost hidden next to a money changer where there are often large queues. There are hardly any people of Armenian ethnicity left in the city of Lviv. Their fate resembles that of the original Polish population of the city that was driven out in 1944. Their houses were taken by outsiders during the Sovietisation... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

One of the most beautiful churches I have ever visited and I now use it as a benchmark for all other similar buildings I visit on my travels. Nowhere has beaten it so far . . . . .

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Whenever I come back to Liviv this is the first place to go. This church has a magical atmosphere and a rich history. The paintings on the walls are just stunning and I always feel a little thrill watching them. Highly recommended!

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