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Lviv region

Architecture of Lviv. PhotoLviv Region is located in the extreme west of Ukraine, it belongs to the historical land of Galicia, the center of the formation of the Ukrainian people, the leading center of religious activity of the country, on the west it borders with Poland. The region was founded on December 4, 1939.  

The area is 21.8 thousand square km or 3.6% of the territory of Ukraine. The region from north to south is 240 km, from west to east - 210 km.  

The population is about 2.6 million people or 5.5% of Ukrainian population, including urban – 58.9%, and rural – 41.1%.  

Lviv region is one of the most homogeneous regions of Ukraine in ethnic composition; the share of Ukrainians in all areas is more than 90% - 95%.  

In the mountainous part of the area, in the southern areas dwell ethnic group of Ukrainians – boyki and lemki. Russian account for 7% of the region's population and Dominican cathedral in Lvivlive mainly in the regional center, about 1% of the region's population are the Poles, the small shares belong to Byelorussians, Moldavians, Jews and other nationalities.  

By administrative-territorial division the region consists of 20 districts, 44 cities, including 7 towns of regional subordination (Lviv, Truskavets, Drohobycz, Borislav, Stry, Sambor, Chervonograd), 34 urban-type settlements and 1849 rural settlements.  

Sightseeing in Lviv region  

The castle was haunted by disasters - it was destroyed in the earthquake and burned during the storm, but it was restored and now here is the branch of Lviv Art Gallery, one of the most interesting museums of Ukraine.  

Lviv at night. View from  mountain ZamkovaNear the castle there is a building of the monastery of the Order of Capuchin (1739).  

Capuchins - a kind of monastic order, founded in the late XVI century. Many people know it due to monk Marco d'Aviano, who made coffee for a special recipe, the color of which resembled the color of monastic robes of Capuchins, so coffee was called cappuccino. 

  1. Ski resort Slavsko

    Ski resort Slavsko

    Right on track the customers are attracted with music from mountain huts where one can eat, drink tea, coffee or hot wine. On weekends the slopes are full of bright jackets of youth from Lviv, Uzhgorod, Stryi. In the past two years the bases in Slavsko

  2. Dominican monastery in Pidkamin village

    Dominican monastery in Pidkamin village

    Pidkamin is a village located neat the rock Stone in Brodivskiy district, Lviv region. The village has got its name from the rock Pidkamin means from Ukrainian “under the stone”. The first mention of the settlement at this territory dates

  3. Svirzh Castle

    Svirzh Castle

    In western Ukraine there is a small village Svirzh wich is located not far from Lviv. Actually, at the very beginning Svirzh was a unique castle, which functioned as a defense fort and as a settlement. The commencement date of Svirzh castle construction

  4. Market Square in Zhovkva

    Market Square in Zhovkva

    The historic-architectural ensemble Market Square in Zhovkva (Lviv region) is one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. The history of the city starts from the Old Russian village Vinniki, which was mentioned in the Galicia-Volyn chronicle. In 1560,

  5. Ancient Russian rock fortress of Tustan

    Ancient Russian rock fortress of Tustan

    The rock fortress of Tustan, which is located in Urych village of Skolevsky district in Lviv region is a monument for history, architecture, nature and archeology. There is no other place like that in Europe. During the construction of the wooden

  6. Olessky castle

    Olessky castle

    Olessky castle, which is located in Olesko village (Bussky district of Lviv region) is first mentioned in 1327. It is believed to had been built by the successor of the King of Galichina Danila Galitsky. These mighty walls got to witness a lot of

  7. Zolochevsky castle

    Zolochevsky castle

    In the backwaters of small rivers Malinovka and Zolochevka on a small hill there is a castle made of stoned known as Zolochevsky. It was built for accommodation and defense against enemies purposes by the father of Polish king Jacob Sobiesky in 1634-1636.

  8. Slavske skiing resort

    Slavske skiing resort

    Geographical position and general information How to get to Slavske: you can get there by train of Uzhgorod direction from Kiev and Eastern Ukraine and by commuter from Lviv. You can also get by car through Kiev-Chop highway by turning to Slavske after