Descent of the Holy Spirit Cathedral
Built in 1844 – 1866
Architect: Ferdinand Roell
Location: Holovna st./Soborna sq.
cathedral was built in late classicism style. The author was Ferdinand Roell,
an outstanding architect from Vienna. The structure consists of the supported
nave typical for the Bukovynian hieratic architecture and two similar bell
towers next to the main façade. Above the main entrance to the Tympanum there
is a crown placed above crossed metropolitan club and cross. The indoor scene
was painted by a group of Vienna artists headed by Karl Jobst. Paintings are
made in academism style with oil on plaster. The project initially took part in
the contest for the construction of St. Isaac Cathedral in St. Petersburg.
GALLERY (click photos to enlarge)
The view from the garden across Holovna st.
The left bell-tower and domes
The main dome
The top of the main dome
The cathedral from Kobylyanska st.
The right-side view
The Lord's eye is unavoidable