Welcome to a proud, refined, majestic and romantic city. The city symbol is a lion (the kingof beats) that has been protecting Lviv for many years. The symbol can be seen on the city coats of arms and in numerous street sculptures.
Legendary Lviv (Lviv region) greets you! You are going to see royal luxury in abundance of sightseeing of different eras, styles and beliefs. Mosques, synagogues, Armenian temples, Orthodox and Catholic churches are harmonically situated in ancient city blocks.Visiting the Greek Catholic temple of the Birth of Mary you can touch relics of St.Valentine, patron of people who are in love. St.George’s Cathedral will show you famous sculptures of Iohann Pezel, so-called “Ukrainian Michelangelo”.
A cultural capital of Ukraine is waiting for you (such status was officially given to the city in 2009); it unites modern trends of artistic, literary, musical and theatrical art. Lviv prepared more than 100 annual festivals (each of them is visited by more than 10 000 tourists), tens of interesting museums, hundreds of old churches, amazing architecture, variety of theatres and concert halls that will surprise you with their creative performances.
Almost every building located in the heart of Lviv is a monument of architecture. Here you will walk along elegant the Rynok Square enjoying magic ancient houses and majestic town hall. You can visit a legendary museum-drug-store with its ancient alchemical laboratory and vitrage of Vienne artists. You will see a famous Opera House that is one of the three most beautiful theatres in Europe. You will also drop in “House of Enlightenment” and museum of ancient military artifacts “Arsenal”. The national museum with unique collection of icons, art gallery, locating in an ancient palace; memorial cemetery-museum with marble statues and mysterious vaults are waiting for you. Do not miss numerous picturesque groves and parks, including the most beautiful park of Ukraine where one can see exotic trees, the purest pond and swans in it. The heart of Lviv will leave nobody indifferent - since 1998 Lviv has been under UNESCO protection (95 monuments of architecture and the old center are entered the world heritage list).
Lviv is a tourist capital of Ukraine annually visited by about a million of tourists; moreover Lviv ranks third in TOP-10 European cities for weekend spent. You will find yourself in a fashionable and dynamically developing city where it is prestigious to study and possible to live!
Lviv will make your head turn with orgy of churches, frescos, painting, holidays and festivals where creative heritage of the past unites with trends of modernity.
You want to feel the city inside? Then you should walk along its narrow streets covered with block pavement and examine it in the soft light of night lamps. You will see for sure the first sunbeam touching graceful house contours and unusual aroma of a new day and unforgettable smell of coffee and fresh backing. Do not forget to drop in coffee houses and chocolate shops and taste their charming and intoxicating drinks.
“Lion’s city” is waiting for you to give its heart and warmth…
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