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Lychakiv Cemetery is a famous and historic cemetery in Lviv. Since its creation in 1787 as Łyczakowski Cemetery, it has been the main necropolis of the city's inteligentsia, middle and upper classes. Initially the cemetery was located on several hills in the borough of Lychakiv, following the imperial Austro-Hungarian edict ordering that all cemeteries be moved outside of the city limits. The original project was prepared by Karol Bauer, the head of the Lviv University botanical garden.

In mid-1850s the cemetery was expanded significantly by Tytus Tchrzewski, who created the present network of alleys and round-abouts. It then became the main city cemetery, and soon most other cemeteries wereclosed. The two largest that remained were the Yanivskiy Cemetery (Polish: cmentarz Janowski), with many working class graves) and the adjacent New Jewish Cemetery. Lychakivskiy Cemetery was used by all Christian sects in the city: in addition to Roman Catholics, it also included Eastern Rite Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox.

P.S. When I took this picture and loaded to my computer I saw some strange spots... on different pictures they were different (it couldn't be a dirt on lens what I thought of first)... later I found out that it could be some sort of essences... due to aesthetics I removed them.

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