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Lviv is the capital city of Lviv region, cultural, educational and scientific center. It is a major industrial center and transportation hub of Western Ukraine, the seventh most populous city in the country.

The historic center of Lviv is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This city with the largest number of architectural monuments in Ukraine attracts a lot of tourists. Photos by horoshiyblog

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Miniature Fortresses Park in Lviv

Not so long ago, Lviv received a new attraction – a miniature park of castles and fortresses. In the park, you can find fortifications once located in the territory of the former Kievan Rus and Poland.

The architect of these unusual buildings is Lviv artist Igor Kachor. It is a kind of reconstruction in miniature (1:50 scale) of ancient castles, fortresses, and fortified churches which are either completely destroyed, in ruins, or need restoration. Photos by Andrew Zhdan

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monumental medieval architecture

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For many centuries Lviv pleases its residents and visitors with a unique aura of coffee and chocolate aroma. February 14-17, the Lviv Palace of Arts (Copernicus Street, 17) was hosting a delicious holiday – the 6th National Day of Chocolate.

The city invited everyone to taste the best sweets and a variety of chocolate candy. The festival once again broke the record for the number of kinds of chocolate and chocolate products presented.

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Lviv from the height of 18 meters

Lviv was founded in the mid 13th century. In the Middle Ages, Lviv was an important trading center. During Austrian rule the town became a center of Ukrainian and Polish national liberation movements.

Before the Second World War the city belonged to Poland. In 1939, Lviv became the part of the Ukrainian SSR as a result of agreement between the Soviet Union and Germany (the Molotov – Ribbentrop Pact).

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The roofs of Lviv city

In continuation of the previous post about walking the streets of Lviv this time you can see the views of the city from the sky. Photos by Oleg Grigoryev

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Walking the streets of ancient Lviv

Lviv architecture reflects a lot of European styles corresponding to different historical epochs. Fortunately the city was not heavily damaged during the wars of the 20th century.

After fires of 1527 and 1556 there were almost no traces of Gothic Lviv, but the following epochs are well presented: Renaissance, baroque, classicism. The historical center of Lviv has a lot of architectural monuments of the 14th-17th centuries.




Good luck to all Euro 2012 participants!

The European Football Championship 2012 begins today. The championship is hosted by two countries: Poland and Ukraine. The opening ceremony will be held in Warsaw (Poland).

Tomorrow the first Ukrainian matches will be played: Germany Vs Portugal at the stadium “Arena Lviv” in the city of Lviv and Netherlands Vs Denmark at the stadium “Metalist” in Kharkov.

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Lviv Chocolate Factory

The chocolate factory located in the historic center of Lviv (Serbskaya Str., 3) is one of the attractions of the city. Through the glass walls you can see how the chocolate is transformed into candies, different figures, figurines, etc.

The candies have very interesting and fancy names: “Cherry Agrafka”, “Gratulyatsiya”, “Frau Zimmer Black”, “Walnut Bandzoh”, “Sweet Patsorki”, “Strawberry Tsemka”. The chocolate shop offers 39 varieties of candies. You can buy them individually and in sets. On the walls you can see large pictures of all the candies with a detailed description of the chocolate and fillings.

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The sightseeings of Lviv city

The following video shows a lot of sights of Lviv that we have already described on the page of the city.

You can see such attractions of Lviv as the Opera House, the Black Kamenitsa, Dominican church, monument to printing pioneer Ivan Fedorov and second-hand books market located nearby, Glinyanskiye Gate, King Danilo monument, Ivan Franko university, High Castle observation point.




Ukrainian Statue of Liberty

Everyone knows the symbol of the United States - the Statue of Liberty. But do you know that there is Ukrainian Statue of Liberty in Lviv? The people also call it lazy statue.

It is placed on the facade of the State Museum of Ethnography of Ukraine located at Svobody (Liberty) Avenue, 15. The photo was taken by Oleg Grigoryev.

Statue of Liberty, Lviv, Ukraine


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