28 One Of The Oldest Cemeteries In Europe

One Of The Oldest Cemeteries In Europe

Posted on November 9, 2010 by team

Lychakovsk Cemetery is a historical and memorial culture preserve in Lvov. It is one of the oldest graveyards not only in Ukraine, but also in the whole Europe – it’s older than Paris Pere Lachaise and London Highgate. Here the most noble and privileged citizens find their last refuge – famous politicians, priests, officers and artists are buried here.


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28 Responses to “One Of The Oldest Cemeteries In Europe”

  1. OLUT says:

    Wow, it’s beautiful. Very peaceful, would be nice to walk through on a pretty day.

    I remember my home town, it had an old cemetery and our school class would sometimes take field trips there. Everything in there was probably 100-200 years old, no new burials.

  2. OLUT says:

    Moderation? UGH.

    Wow, it’s beautiful. Very peaceful, would be nice to walk through on a pretty day.

    • OLUT says:

      My home town had an old cemetery and our class would sometimes take trips there. Everything in there was probably 100-200 years old, no new people.

  3. Miss Prissy says:

    I love cemeteries. They are excellent sources for history.

  4. Semper Fidelis says:

    Lwów zawsze Polski! Lwów has always been Polish!

  5. Kowalski says:

    o matko
    a co cmentarz Lyczakowski ma wspolnego z Rosja?
    to w 90% polski cmentarz
    za ZSRR dolozono troche beznadziejnych grobow jakichs stachanowcow
    po sasiedzku jest Cmentrarz Orlat Lwowskich i Strzelcow Siczowych

  6. Kowalski says:

    it’s historical polish cemetery
    I don’t why it is in englishrussia website ;)
    there are hundreds of beautyfull gravestones and author show us few russian and one ukrainian (Iwan Franka- ukrainian writer) – a little bit manipulation

  7. AnKo says:

    to Semper Fidelis: what are you talking about. Learn the history of the Lviv city before to tell absurd things

  8. AnKo says:

    to Kowalski: Read topic “About” of this websait.

    • pl says:

      OK, maybe it’s Ukraine, but I wouldn’t recommend speaking Russian in Lviv :)
      That’s true about manipulation, why didn’t you show any Polish graves? They are the oldest ones.

  9. George Johnson says:

    Some monumental photos.

  10. prince says:

    Wow!real resting place.
    I am not sure but in London there was an very Old Cemetery where I saw a grave dating back to 1789 I guess.
    Do you have that old grave in this Cemetery?

    • Misi5k says:

      The oldest gravestone i’ve seen on Lyczakowski cemetery was dated 1675, with inscriptions in Armenian and Polish languages on front and back side. This cemetary is a saint place (Campo Santo) for all the Polish people. And whole Lwow city too, with Former Eastern Borderlands od our country.

      Some Polish gravestones:

      My grandparents were born before II World War in Lwow. It’s unbelievable that over 50 percent of all ukrainian historic buildings and monuments are now in Lwow, former Polish city. Part of Lyczakowski cemetery is old Polish Military Cemetery with almost 3000 young Polish defenders of Lwow buried there after the years 1918–1920. The youngest of them was 9 years old.

      Some photos of this Military Cemetery:

  11. Akira02 says:

    beautiful place, been there a few years ago. Also has a hill and a lot of famous graves from all era’s

  12. Lech says:

    to akira

    ukrainian? such thing doesnt even exist poor ppl, its rusin language. Kiev was nest of rusins ppl, it means west “ukraine” was polish with peasants who babled mixture of polish and rusin (now so called ukrainian) and eastern – this part should be russian now.
    bye you poor thing.
    ps. Lwów – semper fidelis!
    ps.2 whats Lviv? why in Lwów there is no such thing like “ukrainian” building or church?

  13. Left SR says:

    Lots of nationalism in the comments. We’re all people struggling on one planet.

  14. AnKo says:

    I would erase and ban the comment 11

  15. Bogdanov says:

    Lots of historical “baggage” evident here. We are our own worst enemy.

  16. L.S.Zlatopolsky says:

    Red Ruthenia, what??!

  17. hajduk split says:

    lviv is german

  18. angella says:


    Once again fantastic pictures. Would love a Cript for my garden!

  19. Holger says:

    Lemberg bleibt Deutsch!

  20. D Lion says:

    Even graves are beautiful

  21. From Poland says:

    Lwow olways polish! Remember Rezun’s!

  22. tjukka says:

    Jewish cemetery in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland [situated at Spacerowa/Kręta Streets] has been founded in 1792. So it’s older than Pere Lachaise and Highgate.

  23. Bigg Fredd says:

    Nice pix, but this article screams for captions.

    Something as simple as the English name of the person buried, and why they are famous.

  24. Alper says:

    I was there in 2013 summer. It was nice

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