Gothic architecture
Gothic art was born about 1440, in the Ile-de-France. Initially, it is observed only in the construction of the most important cathedrals and Abbey churches of this area. But pretty…

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Underground construction
The concept of the Gothic style introduced during the Renaissance as a contemptuous reference to medieval architecture. In the nineteenth century chronologically divided the Gothic in its early, Mature and…

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Svirzh Castle

Svirzh of Zamakshari to see in the archival documents of 1530, when it belonged to the noble family of SvirZ. But the modern form it has acquired from the mid-seventeenth century, since the transition in the property of count A. Zetner (name given to a whole district — Cetnarski and Botanical garden in Lviv). Earl ordered to rebuild and significantly strengthen the castle.

There are suggestions that the idea of Cetera to strengthen the Svirzh castle was made famous fortifier, General of artillery Paul Rozycki. Work on reconstruction of the castle was carried out around the same time, when General Rozycki built in Lviv just two Arsenal — Royal and Senyavsky.

Despite its favorable defensive location (the castle is located on mount Belz and was surrounded by impassable marshes, ponds, at the foot of the walls — moats and a drawbridge), Palace type of architecture could hardly have serious defensive value. It is known that during the Ukrainian-Polish war of 1648-1654 the castle did not take the time, Cossack troops, and in 1648 — was burned by the Tatars.

But in 1672, during the campaign of the Turks in Lviv, he still survived the Turkish siege. During the second campaign the Turks Svirzh castle again survived and protected people within its walls Pomoryansky castle, not having sufficient forces for defense, through the secret passage out into the forest and hid in Svirzh.

Gothic style in French architecture
The concept of the Gothic style introduced during the Renaissance as a contemptuous reference to medieval architecture. In the nineteenth century chronologically divided the Gothic in its early, Mature and…

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In Kiev opened the third largest in the world the Mormon temple
The Church is located at the District at the entrance to the Zhulyanskyi bridge. Judging by its scale, the Church explicitly seeks to increase the number of believers, but the…

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