26 Splendid House of Scientists

Splendid House of Scientists

Posted on September 20, 2012 by team

Lviv, Ukraine, is a nice city with cool old architecture. Today we are going to visit a House of Scientists which is located in Lviv. Its interiors are even richer than those of some average palaces. Check out yourself.

The posh house was built in 1887-1889 by architects from Vienna. Today it belongs to the union of education and science workers of Ukraine.

Two telamons stand guard at the archway of the house.

Marble fireplace in the centre.


On the second floor.

In the period since 1918 to 1936 there was a casino in this building. Later the house was used as a point of people recruitment for hard labor in nazi Germany.

Red silk on the walls.

How much would this staircase cost today?


Lviv looks like a real European city.


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26 Responses to “Splendid House of Scientists”

  1. Apostolos says:

    What a great place!
    but how much it costs to rent a room in a hotel?
    where can i find information about that?

  2. lortea says:

    “Lviv looks like a real European city.” No surprise. It’s Polish city.

  3. Fikolek says:

    Lwow jest POLSKI!!

  4. Janek says:

    Ukraine got that city only 60 years ago… beginning from XIIIth century it used to be a part of Poland with the exception when Austria took it for a while. Then was back in Poland and it stayed that until the WWII. Anyway I hope the Ukrainians will care more about this heritage and besides that good luck to them.

  5. edmonton says:

    Yes it was built up very much by Poland but it wasnt founded by anyone Polish, but by a Halych (Urainian) king for his son Lev.Poland had nothing to with it for quite a while until they annexed the area.give credit where credit is due

    • jac says:

      It’s completely same story with ‘Polish’ Wroclaw. It may have been founded by Polish, but basically anything you find in historial center is German, for it has been one of the most important German cities in its time.

  6. Awesome photos! I’d honestly watch a documentary for this (Yeah, it seems ritzy as all get out, but it looks like a fantastic backdrop for a victorian scientist)!

  7. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Still hard to understand how that place survived the war and the Soviets.

    • Eric says:

      Lots of old architecture actually survived the Soviets. Moscow and St Petersburg are examples.

    • Jane says:

      Oh how ignorant it takes to be to say “survived the Soviets” while it was all levelled by Germans and carefully rebuilt by Soviets?

    • Jane says:

      I mean, you need to be really really seriously brainwashed to see the facts like “this nice architecture survived in good shape” and NOT conclude “maybe because Soviets were not that bad and maintained it”?

      Oh I forgot there’s no propaganda in the West, lol!

  8. rtqwd$ says:

    I love it , really want to go this place

  9. Justus says:

    Tree have caused massive damage to stone wall. Bad maintenance. Not good.

  10. Johan says:

    Very nice. Although I would describe the house od Science more as a Barouque style than Medieval. :-) I think

    • CZenda says:

      The style is called “historicism”, it was a quotation of earlier styles, popular during 2nd half of 19th century. Conservative and “heavy”. I prefer Secession.

  11. USSR says:

    Lviv was also part of Austro-Hungarian empire…
    That explains its European style architecture.
    That magnificent House and Lviv Opera House was built back then.

    • lemberger says:

      Lwow (Lemberg, Lviv) was part of austro-hungarian empire for over 100 years but before it was for 500 hundred years part of Poland and majority of its population was Polish till 1945. And that explains its latin culture and well-being before soviet and ukrainian times.

  12. Loko says:

    You can tour this property, you must just give a bribe the guard at the entrance.

  13. ann says:

    thanks this

  14. Alex says:

    Lviv is the most Ukrainian speaking city in the world. 70% of the city was build by Austrians, 20% by Polish and 10%. And of course it was founded by Ukrainian king Halych. Now it is back to its real owner – UKRAINE!

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