The only Ukrainian church, which was awarded the honorary status of "minor basilica" is in Lviv . Latin cathedral in its long history, experienced a lot of surgery, but it has retained its Gothic style. In 2001, this magnificent temple was awarded a special honor - are visited by Pope John Paul II, who gave the cathedral a special mark of distinction - a golden rose.
Construction of the church began in the 14th century, its construction architects took a whole century! 67-foot Gothic structure was surrounded by many chapels. But in the 18th century many of them were demolished and a reserved and cold Gothic popular then added elements of baroque.
Eight chapels survived.
One of the most famous - Chapel Kampians
. Also survived the Crucifixion and the chapel of the Most Holy Sacrament, made rococo chapel Milewski, Zamoyski, Our Lady of Czestochowa and others.
Incidentally, the area around the cathedral was made a long time to bury the dead. Only in the 18th century further burials were forbidden, and the existing vaults, but one chapel demolished.