Boyim Chapel

sights / Religious

Boyim Chapel information

Location
Lviv , Ukraine
Address
pl Katedralna
Prices
admission 10uah
Opening hours
11am-5pm Tue-Sun
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Just off pl Rynok's southwest corner, the blackened facade of the burial chapel (1615) belonging to Hungarian merchant Georgi Boyim and his family is covered in magnificent if somewhat morbid carvings. Atop the cupola is an unusual sculpture of Christ sitting with his head in one hand, pondering his sorrows. The interior is dizzying, featuring biblical reliefs with cameo appearances by members of the Boyim family. There are more images of the family patriarchs on the exterior above the door and on the wall flanking vul Halytska. The chapel is now part of the Lviv Art Gallery and hosts temporary exhibitions. Unfortunately it's not always open when it should be.