This is one of the very few remaining fragments of the
city fortification. In the middle ages, the stone
wall encircled the whole city and had towers like this
To see an engraving of the city prepared in the
15th century, showing the city walls as they were
a century before Hlynianska Vezha was built,
click here. (86K)
Behind the gate is the 17th century
Monastery of Bernardines.
This shows the Southern Gate of mediaeval Lviv,
built in the 16th century.
Through the gate of Hlynianska Vezha,
you can see an allegoric monument
which was put here fairly recently.
Here you can see the inner part of the city defense wall
of the 16th century, adjacent to the
monastery of Bernardines.
To contact Alexander, who took the photographs,
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