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Lviv Ukraine

Lviv is located in Western part of Ukraine regarded as one of the main Lviv. Bernard monasterycultural centers of Ukraine. It also can be called the cultural capital of western Ukraine. In September 2006 Lviv city celebrated its 750th anniversary. The city was established in the early 1200s during the reign King Danylo Halytskiy of the principality of Halych-Volhynia in honor of his son Lev. After the death of Danylo Lev made Lviv the capital of Halych-Volhynia. From the very beginning of its existence the city has become the cultural capital of western Ukrainian lands.

The history of Lviv is very rich and concerned with the history of many countries and empires. Historic buildings, churches and relics of Lviv date from the 13th century. Architecture of Lviv reflects various European styles and periods which make a magnificent atmosphere. The historic centre of Lviv has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1998.

Today Lviv (Lvov) is one of the biggest cities in Ukraine. It is the place where history meets modern architecture. To get a lot of impressions you even don’t need any tourist guide. The only Ukraine. Lviv. City emblemthing you need is to start your tour from the old part of Lviv. Walking along the old streets you may just ask people (a lot of them speak foreign languages) about this or that monument or building and will get all information you need. It's hard to compare Lvov with any other city in Ukraine. Hospitability of Lviv’s citizens is well known all over the Ukraine.

What to see in Lviv

The Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet (Lviv Opera House) is regarded to be one of the most beautiful in Europe. Lviv Square is one of the favorite places of tourist and citizens of Lvov. In the centre of the square you will see Lviv Town Hall you can get on its top (about 65 meters above the ground) and enjoy the beautuy of the old part of the city. Not far from Market square located such prominent monuments of architecture as Dominican Monastery, Chapel of Boim family, Armenian Cathedral, City Arsenal and Powder Tower. At the Prospect of Freedom of freedom you will find Monument to Taras Shevchenko. Among other well known monuments of Lviv are  the monument to Daniel of Galicia, Adam Mickiewicz Monument in Lviv and Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This and other sightseeing of Lviv are listed below.

Universities of Lviv

Lviv is an important education centre of Ukraine. It is home to three major universities and a number of smaller schools of higher education. There are eight institutes of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, more than forty research institutes, three academies and eleven state-owned colleges. Another institute that was and is still renowned in the region is the Lviv Polytechnic Institute.

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv is one of the oldest in Central Europe. It was founded as a Jesuit school in 1608. Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical Academy (University), Ukrainian Catholic University, Ukrainian Academy of Printing are well known in Ukraine and all over the world.

Ukraine. Lviv (Lvov). Central squareTravel to Lviv and you will fill that this city is a real cultural capital of Western Ukraine. And the reason of it not only the rich architectural and history heritage but also the kindness of the people and great attention to all Ukrainian traditions.

Photos of Lviv

Sightseeing of Lviv
Churches and Cathedrals of Lviv
Lviv at night
Lazer Show in Lviv

It's hard to compare Lvov with any other city of Ukraine. Lviv is unique and unforgetable city.
  1. Black House in Lviv

    Black House in Lviv

    Black House (Black Kamenica) is located in Lviv, at Market Square, 4. The building is the architectural monument of the XVI-XVII centuries and has no analogues not only in Lviv, but also throughout Europe.The building of Black House was erected in 1577

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  2. Architecture of Lviv (Lvov)

    Architecture of Lviv (Lvov)

    If you have traveled to Lviv once you will never forget the beauty of this city, the kindness of its people and special atmosphere of this city. The uniqueness of Lviv is due to its architecture. Lviv's historic churches, buildings and relics date from

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  3. Lviv Town Hall

    Lviv Town Hall

    Lviv Town Hall is the administrative building in the central part of Lviv.The first town hall in Lviv was made of wood and burned in the late XIV century. The new tower was founded in 1827 and was built in 1830-1835 in the style of Viennese classicism.

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  4. Lviv High Castle

    Lviv High Castle

    The Park “High Castle”, located almost in the center of Lviv, rises majestically above the city. From the highest point, at the altitude of 413 meters above sea level, where is the observation point, there is a breathtaking panorama of the

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  5. Church of St. Peter and Paul in Lviv

    Church of St. Peter and Paul in Lviv

    Jesuit Church of St. Peter and Paul is located on the Theatre Street and is considered one of the first monuments of Baroque architecture in Lviv.In 1610, the Jesuits (members of the monastic order of the Roman Catholic Church) began its construction. It

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  6. Bernardine Church and Monastery in Lviv

    Bernardine Church and Monastery in Lviv

    Bernardine Church and Monastery is one of the historical and architectural monuments in Lviv, located on Cathedral Square, 1-3. Currently, only the building of the church belongs to the Greek Catholic Church, as the building of the monastery was given

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  7. Barrow of Union of Lublin in Lviv

    Barrow of Union of Lublin in Lviv

    Barrow in honor of 300 anniversary of the Union of Lublin was created in Lviv, on the place where up to XIX century there was located the High Castle. The idea of creating of such a monument belonged to the President of the Parliament of Austria-Hungary

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  8. Lychakiv Cemetery

    Lychakiv Cemetery

    Lychakiv Cemetery is not only one of the oldest cemeteries on the territory of modern Ukraine, but also historical and Memorial Museum-Reserve (this title was conferred the cemetery in 1991) located in the historical area of Lviv, Lychakiv. The date of

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  9. Dominican Monastery and Cathedral in Lviv

    Dominican Monastery and Cathedral in Lviv

    Dominican Cathedral and Monastery is one of the most important and beautiful architectural monuments in Lviv, built in Baroque style. It is located at Museum Sq., 1. The temple is known as the Temple of the Holy Eucharist since in 1990 it was turned over

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  10. Monument to Taras Shevchenko

    Monument to Taras Shevchenko

    Monument to Taras Shevchenko in Lviv appeared recently. The ceremonial opening took place on 24 August 1992 and was timed to celebrate the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Ukraine. The official decision to build the monument was

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  11. Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre of S.A. Krushelnytska

    Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre of S.A. Krushelnytska

    Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre of S.A. Krushelnytska is also known as Lviv National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet of S.A. Krushelnytska. It is located on the Prospect of Freedom, 28.Despite the long existence of the theatrical group in Lviv, it was

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  12. Prospect of Freedom in Lviv

    Prospect of Freedom in Lviv

    The central street of Lviv, one of the most beautiful and most prestigious streets in the city, center of business and cultural life - all this can be said about the Prospect of Freedom. Architecture of the street is a mixture of different styles:

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  13. City Arsenal in Lviv

    City Arsenal in Lviv

    City Arsenal was built in Lviv in 1554-1556 years as a fortification. After the fire in 1571 the building was almost completely destroyed, so in 1574-1575 years there was built a new building that has survived up to nowadays. The very building is built

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  14. (Gun) Powder Tower in Lviv

    (Gun) Powder Tower in Lviv

    The construction of the Powder Tower, located in Lviv, dates back 1554-1556 years. The tower belongs to the monuments of military and defense architecture that existed during the Renaissance. Powder Tower was of great importance in the fortification of

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  15. St. George’s Cathedral

    St. George’s Cathedral

    St. George’s Cathedral is the main Greco-Catholic cathedral in Lviv, the main sanctuary of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. It is located on the St. George Square, 5. On the territory of the temple there has been a residence of the Metropolitan

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  16. Monument to Daniel of Galicia in Lviv

    Monument to Daniel of Galicia in Lviv

    Monument to Prince Daniel of Galicia was opened on one of the oldest squares of the city of Lviv, Galician Square, October 26, 2001. This solemn event was timed to celebration of the 800th birthday of the king-founder of Lviv.Daniel of Galicia was born

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  17. Church of John the Baptist in Lviv

    Church of John the Baptist in Lviv

    Church of John the Baptist is one of the oldest architectural monuments of Lviv. It is located at the Old Market Square, 3. Once the cathedral belonged to the Catholic order of monks and then it was handed to the Armenians-Uniates. There are two versions

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  18. Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Lviv

    Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Lviv

    Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary was placed in the middle of the square in Lviv in 1862 and it decorated this place until 1950. The Countess Severin Badeni financed the placing of this church monument; the sculptor was I. Hauptmann. The very square was

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  19. Assumption Church in Lviv

    Assumption Church in Lviv

    Assumption Church in Lviv is one of the architectural monuments of Renaissance XVI-XVII centuries. The architectural ensemble is situated on the Podvalnaya Street, 9, and is surrounded with the Orthodox community of the city, because the Assumption

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  20. Armenian Cathedral in Lviv

    Armenian Cathedral in Lviv

    Armenian Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a historical and cultural monument, located in Lviv on the Armenian Street, 7-13. The ensemble of the temple is located in the historic district of the city, in the place, earlier settled

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  21. The Chapel of Boim family in Lviv

    The Chapel of Boim family in Lviv

    The Chapel of Boim family in Lviv is a famous architectural monument of the city. It was built in the years 1609-1617 (in another version in the years 1609-1615) and served as a tomb for the Boim, the famous merchant family. Initially the territory of

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  22. Market Square in Lviv

    Market Square in Lviv

    Market Square is the central square in the city and belongs to the characteristic phenomena of medieval architecture. The square was formed as a center of Lviv after the King of Poland Casimir the Great conquered the city. In the late XIX - early XX

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  23. Adam Mickiewicz Monument in Lviv

    Adam Mickiewicz Monument in Lviv

    The Adam Mickiewicz Monument, also called the Adam Mickiewicz Column, is situated in the centre of Lviv in the Adam Mickiewicz Square and is a historic and cultural sightseeing place of the city.  The solemn opening of the column took place on

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  24. Church of St. Archangel Michael in Lviv

    Church of St. Archangel Michael in Lviv

    Church of St. Archangel Michael is located in Lviv, on Vinnichenko Street 22, and is a Greek-Catholic Church. The buildings of the temple and monastery were built in the middle of XVII century, but in the next centuries, their architecture and interior

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  25. 10 best hotels in Lviv

    10 best hotels in Lviv

    On the eve of the European Football Championship Euro 2012 the ancient Ukrainian city of Lviv is completing the final preparations for receiving tourists. Of course, the main focus is made on the hotels infrastructure, as according to preliminary

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  26. New Year 2012 in Lviv

    New Year 2012 in Lviv

    If you want to feel a real spirit of Christmas and New Year, to escape from everyday hustle and bustle, get real emotions of the ancient European city, you need to go to Lviv - the city of Christmas tales. We offer you several options for celebrating New

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  27. Top 10 attractions in Lviv

    Top 10 attractions in Lviv

    Lviv is the city of magnificent temples, castles, city festivals, theaters. Lviv is Ukrainian capital of coffee and chocolate shops. Here you can stroll through the maze of medieval streets, which saw the presence the emperors of Austria and kings of

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