The name of the street is more than transparent: here in the XVIIth-XVIIIth centuries the road to Zhovkva led. Years ago this street was called St. Martin’s Street – due to this monument of architecture. The name of the street in Soviet times is illogical and incomprehensible – Decembrists street.
This monument is a part of the national heritage register. An original wooden shrine at this place appeared in 1630, and was already burned in 1648 (according to other data - in 1700). After the fire the temple was restored in stone in 1736. St. Martin’s church had a hospital for disabled soldiers. The hospital was headed by the Carmelites.
Speaking in terms of architecture - this church is a mere variation on the theme of Roman famous church Ile Dzhezu: late baroque, double level facade division, volutes (scrolls) and sculptures of angels on a pediment.
In the XVIIIth century the church interior was painted with frescoes by the artist Josef Mayer. I
Next to the church G-like two-storey building of the cells stands. It is connected with a stone bell tower with a baroque roof.