The Palace of Roman Catholic Archbishops

    Address:32 Vynnychenka Street
  • The Palace of Roman Catholic Archbishops is a monument of Classicism dating back to the first half of the 19th century.

    The palace was designed by architect Johann Saltzmann – the builder of Maria Zankovetska Theatre in Lviv – and constructed in 1844. In 1886 it was rebuilt in the style of late Classicism. During the interwar period it housed the museum of DЕ‚ugosz Diocese founded by Archbishop Bilchevsky.

    Under Soviet rule the palace housed a military medical institution since 1944. Starting from the 70s it became home to Systema Scientific and Production Association which developed technologies for the USSR’s military-industrial complex. On June 25, 2001 the former Palace of Roman Catholic Archbishops was visited by Pope John Paul II, and since then it has been occupied by the Office of Lviv Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church. Under Polish rule, apart from the archbishops’ residence, the palace also housed Biblioteka Relihiyna (Religious Library) Publishing House.

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