First Time in Lviv 09/2010

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    Lviv is a beautiful city in western Ukraine with a population of around 1 million people. It was founded in 1256 by Danylo Halytskyi, but the first archaeological evidence of human settlement in the area dates back to the 5th century.

    Lviv is a city of contrasts, with a rich history and culture. It has been ruled by many different empires and kingdoms over the centuries, and this is reflected in its architecture, which is a mix of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Art Nouveau styles.

    The city is home to many historical landmarks, including the Lviv Opera House, the Lviv Town Hall, and the Lviv Cathedral. It is also a popular destination for foodies, with a wide variety of restaurants serving traditional Ukrainian cuisine as well as international fare.

    If you are looking for a city that is both beautiful and historic, Lviv is a great choice.


    Here are some of the things you can do in Lviv:

    • Visit the Lviv Opera House: The Lviv Opera House is one of the most beautiful opera houses in Europe. It was built in the late 19th century in a Neo-Baroque style.
    • Explore the Old Town: The Old Town of Lviv is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a maze of narrow streets, old churches, and colorful buildings.
    • Take a walk on the High Castle: The High Castle is a hilltop park with stunning views of the city. It is a great place to relax and take in the sights.
    • Visit the Lviv Museum of Art: The Lviv Museum of Art is one of the largest museums in Ukraine. It has a collection of over 400,000 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts.
    • Sample the local cuisine: Lviv is a foodie paradise. There are many restaurants serving traditional Ukrainian cuisine, as well as international fare.
    • Attend a concert or performance: Lviv has a vibrant cultural scene. There are many concerts, performances, and festivals held throughout the year.

    Lviv is a great city to visit for a weekend getaway or a longer vacation. It is a beautiful, historic city with a lot to offer visitors.

    1. St. George’s Cathedral in Lviv. It was built in 1744. Now is considered to be the main cathedral for Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

    St. George's Cathedral

    2. The Bernardine church and monastery in Lviv. Was built in XV c.

    Bernardine Church

    3. Well… That’s the real life inside the XVII c. historical building.

    Little Italy

    4. The Dominican church and monastery in Lviv. It was monumented in 1749 on the ground of old roman church dated 1370-1375.

    Dominican Church

    5. Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet – The Solomiya Krushelnytska Lviv State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet.
    The building was constructed between 1897 and 1900.

    Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet

    6. Beautiful city panorama from the top of the Castle Hill.

    City view
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