The sights of the city Lviv for tourists: a photo of all the beautiful places
An ancient city with a unique atmosphere, charming streets and numerous architectural monuments of different eras - the lions. Sights and interesting itineraries will allow you to travel back in time and discover the centuries-old history and culture of this region.
Information about Lviv
Lviv attracts tourists for many reasons, one of which is rich in historical heritage. The town was founded in the XIII century and for many centuries it stood on the border between East and West.
In the vastness of the city had left its mark Polish, Austrian, Hungarian and German States, so it is now called "the Museum city".
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Lviv – a small cozy town in Europe, located in Ukraine in the Western part of the country. From Kiev it is 600 km from the border with Poland – 70 miles.
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Lions are not just the so-called Museum under the open sky. Many interesting and striking attractions can be found across the city, not just in the center. Some of them are marked in the tourist guides, and others are almost not promoted, but no less attractive.
The most popular areas for travelers to Lviv:
- Market square – the heart of the city with an abundance of diverse architecture;
- Italian courtyard is a popular place for romantic photo shoots;
- The Armenian quarter is a compact area full of history and monuments of the XIII century;
- mountain High castle – a hill overlooking the panoramic view of the city;
- The Lychakiv cemetery Museum-reserve with a touching sculpture;
- the market "Vernissage" – the concentration of shops with handmade Souvenirs.
Slightly less hyped but no less interesting area of the city – the new building – the area with lush green spaces, created in the XIX century. Strolling amongst the greenery, you can spend hours looking at a unique antique villas, each of which are alike.
Each building is decorated with charming balconies, frescoes and bas-reliefs. In the courtyards with sculptures.
Attractions - a photo with a description of all the beautiful places
Lviv is a storehouse of historical monuments belonging to different cultures and peoples. Many of these objects decorate the city, starting from the XIII century, Here you can find opulent palaces, medieval cathedrals, museums with interesting and unusual exhibits, as well as parks and gardens. The city is so picturesque and beautiful that it will appeal to adults, tourists and their children.
In the vastness of the city is the great variety of architectural objects belonging to different areas.
Charming old streets decorated with ancient-style buildings Baroque, Gothic, Renaissance, Rococo and Empire style. There are also at home, in Romanesque style, modern eclecticism and constructivism. Noticeable influence on the construction of religious buildings had States such as Poland and Austria-Hungary.
The most beautiful architectural structures adorn the Market square:
- Town hall – the Central building with 65-metre high tower and viewing platform;
- house No. 4 "Black stone" , an ancient structure, built of stone – vapnyarka;
- house No. 6"korniakt Palace" is one of the most colorful and richest buildings in the city.
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In all, the area is 44 houses, each of which was once in the possession of the aristocracy and rich merchants. These days, many of them given over to the exposure and needs of the city.
Near the square is the Potocki Palace – the architectural object built in the XIX century. Over his construction worked with the architect from France , Verdi, as well as the Polish planner Yu Cybulski. Thanks to their efforts, the building looks incredibly beautiful and luxurious. Its expanse is constantly held receptions and meetings.
In the genre of Palace architecture built many of the buildings:
- House of scientists – the fruit of creativity of Austrian architects F. Fellner and H. Helmer;
- Lviv Opera house – a magnificent building built in the Baroque style;
- Train station – the station which at the time of opening (in 1861) became one of the largest in Europe.
In Lviv there are military installations with quite a rich history. They represent the fortifications which protected the inhabitants against the raids of the enemy at different times. The oldest object city Arsenal complex, built in the XVI century.
Arsenal became the cultural monument of the Renaissance. He was several times destroyed, but then rebuilt.
That Lviv was in the possession of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, reminiscent of the Citadel is a protective structure designed in classical style. At different times, this building had the benefit of Polish, Russian and Soviet troops. Now within its walls a five star hotel with a distinctive "Imperial" design.
In the XVI century was built the defensive tower – strengthening for the protection of the North side. The building, designed in the Renaissance style, reliable service to their owners, since the thickness of its walls was 2,5 m. Inside it was hiding ammunition, gunpowder and provisions.
In the historical part of Lviv are monuments dedicated to important people or events. The main one is located in the center, and dedicated it to the great man – Daniel of Galicia , the king who founded the city. A monument erected in honor of the 800 anniversary of the birth of the Prince. During his life he was able to repel the advancing enemy and defend the land.
Several monuments dedicated to historical personalities:
- Taras Shevchenko – the Ukrainian genius, writer and poet;
- Ivan Franko , Ukrainian writer and scientist;
- Adam Mickiewicz , a famous Polish activist;
- Leopold von Sacher-Masoch writer who lived in Lviv;
- Stepan Bandera – the Ukrainian nationalist.
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An interesting monument in Lviv – the fountain with the figure of the Mother of God. Initially, he served well, but later in the center of the source have erected a statue of our lady. The majestic figure of white stone was purchased in Munich by the Countess Severina petrovskoi the wife of the Galician Governor.
In Lviv there are funny monuments, for example, tourists are attracted by the bronze sculpture dedicated to the inventors of kerosene lamp. The original monument is the Museum-restaurant "Kerosene lamp". He recalls that about 160 years ago in this city, Ignatius Lukasiewicz and Jan Zeh constructed it useful invention.
Among the funny and original monuments worth noting is the "Beer space", "the chimney Sweep" and "Backpack". Each of these sculptures has a rich history and interesting legends.
Due to the fact that Lviv was dominated by other countries on its territory you can find not only the Orthodox religious buildings, but also churches belonging to other denominations. For a long time the city belonged to Poland and Austria, what look like Catholic cathedrals and monasteries.
Familiarity with the Catholic architecture should start with the Church. Elizabeth. This building received its name in honor of Elizabeth of Bavaria. On its creation worked the talents from Ukraine and other countries.
Thanks to the efforts of architects, the Church acquired features of North-German and French cathedrals, and a little from the severe Romanesque style.
In the historic center of Lviv is a Catholic building of impressive dimensions – the Latin Cathedral. The temple is known for the fact that it was built in the XIII century and within its walls was visited by Pope JohnPaul II. It has an attractive appearance, presenting a mixture of several styles – Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance.
Among notable religious buildings it is also called:
- the Cathedral of St. Jura;
- chapel of the Boim family;
- Armenian Cathedral;
- Dominican monastery;
- Church and monastery of the Bernardines;
- John the Baptist Church;
- the Church of the Jesuits.
All the churches represent the most valuable monuments of architecture. For their appearance carefully monitored and constantly being restored. By visiting them, you can admire the beautiful and atmospheric places that hold some historical relics.
Lviv is not only beautiful streets, old buildings and monuments, but also museums where you can learn the history of the Galicians. The space of such architectural buildings like the Kornyakt Palace, City Arsenal and Church of St. John the Baptist, are small, but quite interesting displays of archaeological finds, Church relics.
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Interesting collection await tourists who visited the following places:
- Lviv art gallery – the exhibition, consisting of tens of thousands of paintings, including great authors – Goya Aivazovsky, Repin, Rubens, Titian;
- The national Museum named after Andrey Sheptytsky – a comprehensive collection of religious artefacts such as icons, manuscripts, specimens of wood carving, and printmaking and sculpture;
- Lonsky prison – an exposition in the building, which was formerly a NKVD and Gestapo headquarters.
Quite interesting and promises to be an informative introduction to the collection of the Museum "Under the black eagle". Here is the oldest pharmacy in the city, running from 1735 and functioning to this day. In the massive cabinets of the eighteenth century presents special dishes, tabletochnye of the machine and branded drugs.
Fans of the brewery can visit the beer Museum – vault occupying the basement of the Lvov plant. In this place a collection of containers intended for bottling of beverage, kegs, beer glasses and old recipes. There is also a shop with Souvenirs and tasting room.
A real Museum under the open sky – SHEVCHENKIVS'kyi Hai is a show consisting of traditional architecture in Lviv region.
There are several dozen houses, old churches and farm buildings.
What else to see?
In the introduction to the main historical and cultural attractions of the city can be spent from one to three days. During this time, the city will seem special, leaving a significant mark in the memory of tourists.
Natural objects in and around the city for 1 day
The former site of the Stryi cemetery in the XIX century was laid out Park. It is located in the southern part of the city and occupies a large enough space. On site planted 40 thousand trees, walkways for pedestrians and there is a lawn with flower beds.
Right near the entrance to Stryiskyi Park has a lakewhere white swans are swimming. Here you can enjoy nature, walking through the sycamore or Linden Avenue, or visit the Conservatory or rock gardens.
Park "High castle" – a very popular place among tourists and locals due to its convenient location at the hillside. Earlier on the hill was a fortress of Danylo Halytsky, but from her almost nothing left. Vacationers climb the hill to admire the old city from the top.
Where to go with kids?
For younger guests also provides an interesting place. Among the traditional attractions and entertainmentdesigned just for kids.
These areas include:
- tour of the city on a mixed train;
- exhibition "the ancient Castles of Ukraine";
- Chocolate workshop;
- Workshop caramel;
- Gingerbread Of Uraski.
The children can visit amusement parks "apex" and "Leopark" and the Waterpark "the Beach".
In addition, in Lviv often held interesting and exciting events and festivals, both in winter and in summer. Journey through the sights of this city will be a memorable event.
This video is an overview of the main attractions of Lviv: