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    Church of the Holy Cross, Chernovtsy

    • Chernivtsi, Ukraine
    • Church of the Holy Cross, Chernovtsy$$
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    • Christian Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross can be seen in the city of Chernivtsi. Construction of the church began in 1787 at the request of the Austrian Emperor Joseph II, who personally identified the place for him. The temple was built over 27 years, since after failures Architects twice its tower collapsed. Built in the Jesuit style modeled on the church in Rome, the Temple of Exaltation of the Cross was consecrated in 1814.

      In 1910 the church was renovated, so acquired its modern look. The temple is decorated balconies, porches, niches and balustrades, which are viewed baroque motifs. On one of the walls of the temple can be seen ancient sundial, which Vienna show time, and in 1818 the tower was installed regular hours, which later twice replaced.

      The walls and ceiling inside the temple are covered with fresco painting, which is dominated by floral motifs. Also in the interior of the temple can be seen neagatychnyh seven altars. In the middle of the XIX century, the church was the organ that was in the 70s of the XIX century two medals for the best voice in Europe.

      Nowadays, the Roman Catholic Church is valid. Service there are several languages.

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