Walk around Lviv
• Walk in Lviv
Which only comment could not be read on the forums, "God forbid you to talk on the street in Russian", "travel only during the day around the city," "avoid contact with the locals", and so on. D. Fortunately, people with common sense on the network It was much longer and I do not much regret that I visited this beautiful city. Lions appeared nice, very welcoming and friendly. Hopefully, more will return to it.
Lviv based Galician Prince Daniel Romanovich in the middle of the XIII century. Around 1272 the city became the capital of Galicia-Volyn principality. In the Middle Ages Lviv was an important trading center. During the Austrian domination the town became the center of Polish national liberation movement. After the collapse of Austria-Hungary, less than two months has been the capital of the West Ukrainian People's Republic. Before World War II belonged to Poland, on the basis of agreements in 1939 between the Soviet Union and Germany (Molotov - Ribbentrop Pact) became part of the Ukrainian SSR.
The historic center of Lviv is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Lvov Ukraine, Peter Russia. In Lviv, the largest number of monuments in Ukraine. In 2009 Lviv was awarded the title of Cultural Capital of Ukraine
In Lviv, a huge number of monuments, museums and theaters, ancient churches. Cobbled streets, stylized cafes and restaurants - all this creates a unique atmosphere of the old town.
The study of the city is best to start from the Market Square, which is located in the heart. Market Area 44 is surrounded by style and different time houses which have undergone many restorations, but retained the various elements gothic architecture XV-XVI centuries. In the center of the square is the Lviv city hall, administration building. Over the building rises the clock tower and an observation deck, which offers a great view of the city.
Throughout the city there are the colorful wooden booth with the phone.
The doors, facades, lights, courtyards - one can endlessly walking and looking at the elements of architecture.
Cafe "An old tram" - a real tram sample 1930. Interior inside corresponds to the old tram. To create the effect of movement on the screen, located at the beginning and end of the tram trip is recording on the tram through the streets of the city. In general, the tram network in Lviv is very developed.
Museum Square. There is a monument to Ivan Fedorov - the first book printer. On the square there is a local flea market book. You can buy old books, CDs, Records.
Day and night, male scientist ...
In Lviv, a very developed tourism, tourists come here from all over the world. Enterprising comrades of the company "Holding emotions"! Fest "opened in the conceptual network of restaurants. In the city there are eight and they have a bright landmark.
"Dim legends" - a seven-story restaurant. Each room is dedicated to one of the institutions of Lviv legends. There is a room time, which models the Moon exhibited, Sun, pictures of hours, at different times, adorned the Town Hall.
On the roof of the property is a terrace where you parked the old "Zaporozhets". It also set chimneysweep monument. According to legend establishments, the owners of the restaurant - also chimney sweeps.
From the roof offers a great view of the city.
In 1853 in Lviv invented kerosene lamp. This fact was the basis for the concept of the restaurant "Gasova Lampe" ( "quenched" in translation from Ukrainian - "kerosene"). Upon entering the restaurant is a monument to the inventors lamp - Jan Serv and Ignacio Lukasiewicz.
We have been in three restaurants of this network. I unfortunately do not have photos of the interiors. But I can assure you that everything is very stylish and tasteful. Kitchen also peerless.
If a little walk from the Market Square, then exit to the building of the Lviv Opera House. We took the opportunity and went in the evening to the opera "Die Fledermaus" in the Ukrainian language.
The architecture and interiors are very beautiful.
One of the many monuments in Lviv. Ukrainian artist Nikifor Drovnyak.
St. George's Cathedral - the main Greek Catholic Cathedral in Lviv.
Interesting and funny Ukrainian names of shops:
And these photos are made with the Town Hall, about which I wrote above. City opens at a glance.
Once again, a telephone booth, they are everywhere in the city.
If you will be able to be sure to visit this city. You will not regret.