The Palace of Greek Catholic Archbishops Palace

  • The Palace of Greek Catholic Archbishops Palace is a building constructed in mid-18th century in Rococo style with elements of Classicism.

    The palace designed by architect Clemens Xaver Fesinger was erected in 1762 and reconstructed in 1772. In 1775-1776 sculptor I. Shchurovsky and artists S. Uhlytsky and S. Hradolevsky worked on the interior decorations under the supervision of architect F. Kulchytsky. Murals by these artists have survived in the interior till present time.

    In various times the metropolitans’ chambers hosted such guests as Austrian Emperor Joseph II, leader of the Polish liberation movement Tadeusz Kosciuszko, famous adventurer Giacomo Casanova, and well-known scientist and regional ethnographer Tadeusz Czacki. The metropolitans’ chambers became especially famous as the centre of Lviv’s high life in the 80s of the 18th century, when Katarzyna Kosakowska of the Potocki family moved into them.

    A memorial plate was installed in 1991 on the wall near the palace entrance to commemorate Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky’s stay here.    

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