Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Today we’ll make a journey to the Ukrainian city Lviv which is well-known for its sights and chocolate.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The water park.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

A wooden call-box.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The Bernardine Cathedral, now the Greek-Catholic Church of St. Andrew is a perfect example of Lviv architecture of late renaissance.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Construction of the Cathedral began in 1600.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Inside the Cathedral.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful LvivYou are welcome to take and use your cameras.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The square in front of the Cathedral is decorated with a statue of Saint Yan from Dukla which is now under reconstruction.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The Cathedral is a part of a fortified Monastery.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The bell tower of the Cathedral.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The place used to embrace monastic cells and today has the  Central State Historical Archive inside.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The floor is covered with wooden blocks.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The gates were built in the beginning of the XVII century.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Numerous indicators will tell you how to reach different sights.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

A Monument to King Danilo Galitsky who found the city.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Corners of local buildings are often decorated with various figures.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Do you think it to be a tram? No, it’s a small drinking spot.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Cozy cafes can be found everywhere.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful LvivA plenty of pedestrian streets with comfortable benches are located in the center of the city.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Monument to Adam Mitskevich.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Lviv is abundant with tourists.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The city is also famous for numerous weddings.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful LvivBoim Chapel is located near the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and is a valuable monument of the Renaissance in Lviv. Chapel is similar to Sigismund Chapel near Wawel Cathedral in Krakow.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Live statues are very popular in Lviv.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Would you like to try the tasty sweets?

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The impressive Latin Cathedral was visited by Pope Ioan Paul II in 2001.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Girls in beautiful dresses sell flowers and candies.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Lviv city hall.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Square around the city hall is decorated with statutes of Greek Gods.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

A market is located in the very center of the city.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The market was created after the city was conquered by the Polish king Casimir the Great.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The buildings were intended for the rich as land in the city center was too expensive. That time people had to pay taxes for a number of windows in their houses that’s why many fronts of the buildings have only three windows.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The architectural ensemble of the square has been formed during XIV-XIX centuries. Its primary view was lost due to fires.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Street musicians.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful LvivGoddess Diana.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The famous chocolate shop of Lviv.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Here you can see the process of chocolate making with your own eyes.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Here you can also try delicious candies.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful LvivThe girl is sticking posters onto the wall inviting people to visit the event devoted to eating of curd and fruit dumplings.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Boim Chapel is decorated with a unique statue of sitting Christ.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Now let’s climb the roof of a city hall to look at the city.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The first city hall was a wooden construction with a high tower. The building however was burnt in the beginning of the XVII century. The modern construction was erected in 1851.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Over 400 steps lead to the top of the city hall.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Clock mechanism.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

A view of the market from above.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The TV tower.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The city hall is located in the building that is occupied by the city administration of Lviv.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The Dominican church.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The Armenian church.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The central market.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The Latin Cathedral.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The flag of Ukraine on the Cathedral.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

One roof is decorated with the famous picture.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful LvivThe square of Schevchenko.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The Opera Theater.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The Transfiguration Square.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

An Italian yard.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

The House of Legends.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

St. Bernardine monastery.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

A stained glass window of the city hall.

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Ancient And Beautiful Lviv

Location: Lviv

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18 thoughts on “Ancient And Beautiful Lviv”

  1. My family used to live there till the soviet times. Lwow will always be present in polish hearts.

    Nie ma Polski bez Wilna i Lwowa.
    Leopolis Semper Fidelis!

  2. Lviv is great, I was there two weeks ago and it’s all in all a very authentic city with nice people (once you get to know them a bit) and always busy. Even in the middle of the day people are in the cafes, restaurants and others. Check inyourpocket.com for a great guide if you want to visit.

  3. It’s big luck for the world culture heritage that the “red storm” in the 1920’s didn’t hit so hard the western region and these great monuments escaped vandalism and destruction, so we can enjoy them today.

  4. Beautiful city with an ugly history. Unbelievable that the Ukrainians collaborated with the Nazis when the Germans entered the city. Records show that German soldiers were even surprised by the viciousneed of the local population in rounding up the Jews during the pograms.

    • You better do some further reading on your Soviet history. Read up on the Holodomor of the 20’s and 30’s. The Ukrainians suffered more and had more of their people killed by the communists than the Nazis killed the Jews.

      Get it into your head that the Jews are only a small part of WWII.

  5. Why does the picture #7 from the bottom) show a Lada on the roof of an old building? How was the Lada lifted up there? The photo URL is http://media.englishrussia.com/newpictures/bloscity007-42.jpg

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