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Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans

Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans
The Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans is a masterpiece of European 19th century architecture and a symbol of Orthodox Church presence. The building was designed by the famous Czech architect Josef Hlavka.

The complex was the seat of the (arch)bishopry of the Bukovinian Orthodox Church, which developed while this region was under Austrian Habsburg rule. It is located in the city of Chernivtsi and is now in use as a University.


Jarek Pokrzywnicki (Poland):
I have visited the site just recently (July 2012). The whole residence is located at the end of University Street. Access to the place for non-students is possible with an organised group (so far Ukrainian only, costs 20 hr, 2 Euro). It last half an hour and covers short general introduction, reception hall, staircase, main assembly hall, former library, garden view from second floor and walk outside buildings.

I am not sure if it is obligatory but for sure it is the only possibility to see interiors of the buildings. As a part of complex a church (Greek Orthodox) is possible to see without any additional charge.

The whole visit should take approximately one hour.
Date posted: July 2012
Assif Am-David (Israel):
I've been to Czernovitz (Chernivtsi) in summer 2007 as a part of a geneological trip. The city used to be populated with Jews and Germans and this is still evident in its traditional Austro-Hungarian architecture. The residence has been turned into a university before WWII and it is certainly one of the most fancy universities I've ever seen. Its Neogothic style is so lavish that it starts to strike one as organic and even authentic to some extent. Do know that a visit to the university is only possible one hour a day. This is typical of not-so-much-tourists-friendly-post-Cummunist Ukraine.
Date posted: May 2008

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Site info

The Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans
Country: Ukraine
Inscribed: 2011
Cultural Heritage
Criteria:  (2) (3) (4)
Category: Religious structure, Christian

Site history:
2011 Inscribed
Reasons for inscription
2010Incomplete - not examined

Site links

Official website:
»Chernivtsi National University

In the news:
» Residence of the metropolitans is looking for money (26-04-2012).

Related links:
» Brochure about the residence (in English).

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Brick architecture . Designed by famous architects . English garden .
Glazed tiles . Libraries . Mosaic art . Universities .
Habsburgs (Austrian) .
Built in the 19th Century .
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