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Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet

Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet

Lviv Theater of Opera and Ballet

The Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet is a bright example of the Neo-Renaissance style in architecture. It's often compared with the Vienna State Opera for its grand façade and décor. Being built in 1900 by a design by the Polish architect Zygmunt Gorgolewski, the building holds a lot of secrets inside.

One of the legends says that the architect attempted suicide the following year, because he had realized that the underground waters of the river Plotva were washing away the theater's foundation. Despite that, the Lviv Theater of Opera and Ballet is still functioning and holds new performances every season.

St. George’s Cathedral Lviv

Sobor sviatoho Yura

St. George’s Cathedral Lviv Ukraine

St. George’s Cathedral Lviv Ukraine

Lviv’s St. George’s Cathedral is a magnificent Rococo style architectural ensemble of the 18th century. It stands on the high hill above the city and perfectly matches with the urban landscape.

Amazing sculptures by the famous artist Johann Georg Pinsel adorn the main façade of the building, while the author of the project was German architect Bernard Meretyn. An interesting fact is that the chapel of monument hides the oldest bell in Ukraine, which is from 1341.

Address Ploshcha Svyatoho Yura 5, Lviv
Telephone +380 322 611 386

Dormition Cathedral Lviv

Dormition Cathedral Lviv

Dormition Cathedral Lviv

The complex of the Dormition Cathedral consists of a whole ensemble of architectural masterpieces, which comprised a printing-house, a library, a school, and a museum. It used to be the venue of the Orthodox community of the old city.

The ensemble has a direct relationship with the Italian courtyard because it's funding came from Konstantin Kornyakt. Paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries decorate the interior of the Dormition Cathedral, and it has iconostasis of 1773. The highest point is the 66-meter tower, which resembles the bell tower of Venice.

Potocki Palace Lviv

Potocki Palace Lviv

Potocki Palace Lviv

A 19th-century architectural monument has been built in the style of French Classicism for the influential family of Polish tycoons – the Potocki. The massive gates and moulded balconies emphasize the majesty of the palace.

The exterior and interior décor was provided to arrange chamber concerts and to organize important political meetings. In Soviet times, the building served as a Registry Office, and in the beginning of the 21st century, the Lviv Art Gallery obtained the Potocki Palace.

Pharmacy Museum Lviv

Pid Chornym Orlom

Pharmacy Museum Lviv

Pharmacy Museum Lviv

The Pharmacy Museum in Lviv opened in the 1960's in the space of an old pharmacy. The museum’s display covers 16 halls, showing more than 3,000 exhibits. Visitors can carefully consider the collection of utensils for storing medicines, along with real pharmaceutical scales and equipment.

In one of the halls, a pharmacy laboratory has been perfectly reconstructed. It was reproduced according to engravings and old books. Additionally, in one of the halls of the museum, there is a library with unique pharmaceutical books and documents.

Address Stavropihiiska Street 3, Lviv
Telephone +380 322 720 041

Italian Courtyard Lviv

Italian Courtyard Lviv

Italian Courtyard Lviv

The Italian courtyard reflects the architectural monuments of the Renaissance. The most romantic and cosy corner in nearby Market Square, since the noise from the city center does not get there. According to the laws of that time, all the stone houses of the Square could have no more than three windows on the façade. It was a rule of equal opportunities and even the richest citizen of Lviv, the wine merchant Konstantin Kornyakt, had to follow it.

But 100 years ago, the city authorities bought the building and placed a museum named after King Jana III there. Now in the Italian courtyard, jazz and classical concerts are often held, during which you can drink a cup of refined Lviv coffee.

Lychakiv Cemetery Lviv

Lychakiv Cemetery Lviv

Lychakiv Cemetery Lviv

The Lychakiv Cemetery is a part of the city’s architecture and one of the most magnificent necropolises in Europe, dating from the 18th century. The place is known not only for its beautiful crypts and gravestone monuments, but also for the many hidden tales and legends associated with outstanding people of art. It has about 500 sculptures of completely different architectural styles and over 2,000 crypts. The inscriptions on tombstones are in Ukrainian, Polish, German, Serbian, Italian, Armenian, Latin, Hebrew, and Russian.

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