It's said that when the stone lions that stud the city notice a young maiden strolling by, the mighty beasts let out a roar. However, being distinctly cultured fellows, they roar in a fashion which we humans cannot perceive. Travellers with a lion's appetite for culture will be pleased to hear that you won't have to look far to find treasures in Lviv. Simply walking the streets is a pleasure, whilst you could spend several days exploring the delights of the Old Market Square alone. In amongst all these grand old buildings are some tremendous museums. You can savour everything from priceless religious icons in a fine old mansion to the gothic charms of a three hundred year-old (and still functioning) chemists. Meanwhile, Lviv's Gallery of Painting boasts an array of Central and Eastern European art that can put the collections of many better known cities to shame. Musical wayfarers too, will find treats in store. Besides the odd classical performance in one of the city's ancient churches, there's a sublime opera house on hand. At various times of year the romantic old opera house gets involved in Lviv's musical festivals. Last but not least, film buffs may not be able to resist a trip to one of Lviv's eccentric old cinemas, which may have you feeling like you've become a character in a film yourself.

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Top rated culture in Lviv

Opera House

Showstopping glory in central Lviv

Opera House     City Centre

Dzyga Cultural Centre

Unmissable destination for fans of contemporary art

Gallery     Old Town

Pharmacy Museum

Time capsule just off the Market Square

Museum     Old Town

Roman Catholic Cathedral

Gothic splendour in the heart of the city

Cathedral     Old Town

Potocki Palace

New arm of the gallery of art

Museum     City Centre West

Bandinelli Palace Museum

Exquisitely restored palace museum

Museum     Old Town

The Royal Mansion

Enchanting interiors with a Royal legacy

Museum     Old Town

Armenian Catholic Cathedral

Relic of a vanished world

Cathedral     Old Town

Lviv Gallery of Art

A princely collection of paintings

Museum     City Centre

Greek Catholic Cathedral

Rococo Marvel

Cathedral     City Centre West

Lychakiv Cemetery

Wooded netherworld of wonders

Cemetery     City Centre East

The Eaglets Cemetery

Grand military necropolis

Cemetery     City Centre East

Chocolate Museum

The sweetest museum in Lviv

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