Lvov City View
Lvov railroad station  
   
  

Hotels

Restaurants

  • Amadeus

  • George

  • Grand

  • Seina Plyashka

  • Vidkrite Cafe

  • Zoloty Vepr

  • Evropa Cafe

 
 
 

 
 
 

History

Located in hill country on the banks of the Poltva river, near the border with Poland, Lvov is one of a select group of cities on the UNESCO World Heritage List. With a population over 700,000, Lvov is the transportation and cultural center of northwestern Ukraine.

Lvov was founded in 1256, and named after the son of its king. As it grew, it gained some degree of autonomy within the controlling empires. In the last century, Lvov was a battleground during both World Wars, suffering as armies from the east and from the west fought battles in the region.

During World War II, the Nazis created the Lvov Ghetto, housing about 120,000 Jews. Virtually all were killed. Simon Wiesenthal, the noted Nazi hunter, was one of the few who surviived.

Nine railways lines, both regional and international, serve Lvov.

Culture

Lvov's historic churches, buildings and relics date back to the 13th century. Its architecture reflects a composite of European styles and historical periods. While most of its gothic architecture was destroyed by fire in the 16th century, there are numerous buildings constructed in the renaissance, baroque, and classic styles.

There are many museums and art galleries in Lvov The most notable are the National Gallery, the Museum of Religion, and the National Museman. With three major universities, and over 50 research institutes and colleges, Lvov is one of the most important education centers of Ukraine .

Tourist Attractions


Lvov

Lvov old town
Lvov Old Town
 

Lvov tram
Lvov Tram

Lvov palace
Lvov Palace

Lvov University
Lvov University

 
 
 
 
 
             

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