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Famous Lviv Landmarks

Lviv Opera and Ballet Theater

Lviv Opera and Ballet Theater

Lviv Opera and Ballet Theater Assumption Church Dominican Church Lviv Train Station

photo 1: Opera and Ballet Theater
The Lviv State academic opera and ballet theater named after Solomea Krushelnitska (a famous Ukrainian soprano), saw the first stone laid in 1897 and opened for its first performance on October 4, 1900. Incidentally, it went under the name "Large City Theatre" until 1939.

photo 2: Assumption Church
The Virgin Mary's Assumption Church (1629) and Kornyakt's Tower (1578), which for centuries held the distinction as the highest building in Lviv standing at 65 meters high.

photo 3: Dominican Church
The present day Baroque style church dates back to 1749 (bell tower in 1865), but its origin dates all the way back to the 13th century when the Dominican Order first arrived and built a wooden church in 1234.

photo 4: Lviv Train Station
Built in 1903 in Art Nouveau style, the station is Lviv's main passenger station serving in excess of a million passengers per month.

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Lviv Monuments

Prince Daniel Romanovich

Prince Daniel Romanovich

Prince Daniel Romanovich Lviv Pogroms Memorial Taras Shevchenko Statue Adam Mickiewicz Statue

photo 1: Prince Daniel Romanovich
Monument to Prince Daniel Romanovich, who founded Lviv in the mid-13th century. Under his rule, Lviv became the chief center of the principality of Galicia, a region that now lies within present day Poland and Ukraine.

photo 2: Lviv Pogroms Memorial
Prior to the war Lviv had the 3rd largest Jewish population in Poland, reaching close to 200,000. When the Soviets liberated Lviv from German occupation in 1944, only 200 to 300 Jews remained.

photo 3: Taras Shevchenko Statue
The father of the modern Ukraine language and symbol of Ukrainian nationalism, Taras Shevchenko, standing next to monument "Wave of National Revival" on Svobody Prospekt.

photo 4: Adam Mickiewicz Statue
Memorial to Adam Bernard Mickiewicz who is regarded as one of the greatest Polish Romantic poets. The statue is found on a square that also bears his name (near Svobody Prospekt).

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Lviv's Historic City Center

Lviv's Old Town

Lviv's Old Town

Lviv's Old Town cobblestone street Liberation Avenue Latin Cathedral

photo 1: Lviv's Old Town
Photo of the historic center of Lviv, a city that for centuries fused culture and architecture of eastern and central Europe. Having celebrated its 750th birthday in 2006, Lviv's city center is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

photo 3
Photo from Prospekt Svobody (Liberation Ave).

photo 4: Latin Cathedral
The Archcathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary or simply "Latin Cathedral", was consecrated in 1481, while 1761–1776 saw the cathedral refurbished in the Baroque style plus the addition of a bell tower. It was granted the status of a minor basilica by Pope St. Pius X in 1910.

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Sites Around Lviv

Bernardine Monastery

Bernardine Monastery

Bernardine Monastery Victims of NKVD Memorial Shevchenkivsky Gai

photo 1: Bernardine Monastery
The Bernardine Church and Monastery were consecrated in 1630. Today the complex is under the care of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Basilian Order and the church is known as the Church of St. Andrew.

photo 2: Victims of NKVD Memorial
Monument dedicated to pre-war and post-war victims of the Soviet Counterintelligence (also known as the Cheka).

photo 3: Shevchenkivsky Gai
Located in the region of Lviv sharing the same name, Shevchenkivsky Gai is an open-air history museum of rural architecture and traditional village life taken from various regions of western Ukraine.

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