Lviv Culture

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, however, 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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1. Opera House

4 reviews
Virmenska 35

2. Dzyga Cultural Centre

2 reviews
Drukarska 2

3. Pharmacy Museum

1 review
Katedralna Square
Kopernika 15

5. Potocki Palace

1 review
Virmenska 7
Rynok Square 2
Rynok Square 6

8. The Royal Mansion

1 review
Stefanyka 3

9. Lviv Gallery of Art

0 reviews
St. Yura Square 5

10. Greek Catholic Cathedral

0 reviews
Mechnykova St, 33

11. Lychakiv Cemetery

0 reviews
Banakha St

12. The Eaglets Cemetery

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Rynok Sq 6

13. Chocolate Museum

0 reviews

Reviews about Lviv Culture

It is very much of interest to me because my fathers family were from very near Lviv known as Lwow when was Poland before the 2nd world war. My father being Armenian. I was about to book a trip to go the place where my father and family once lived but war was announced. There is a very rich history of Armenians and Jews who lived along side each other and Poland was kind to those who came to live in their country. People today do not know the history and lands far away and life as it once was all taken away from those who were land owners and wealthy Jewish people. War is never a good thing and is only evil. To walk in the places where my family once lived would of been something memorable for me as I know the terrible things that happened there at the hands of the Russians and Germans

Armenian Catholic Cathedral


United Kingdom,
Potocki Palace

I was hear at 2008.i liked very much Lviv. I saw the Opera. It was wonderful.

Opera House

Yes, I would like to have some information about the Roman Catholics for connection, to make some friends passively, I am hoping to come and visit in Lviv, Ukraine some day. Thank you and God bless, David G. Michaelson from Alaska, USA,

United States,
Roman Catholic Cathedral

It was the most fascinating thing we saw (for me anyway). It seems they had quite sophisticated measuring equipment all that time ago - and maybe also some ideas about alternative medicines that we have now lost.

Pharmacy Museum

The museum interesting in itself, but the palace is beautiful and definitely worth seeing!

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Bandinelli Palace Museum

The cultural center has transformed itself into more of a contemporary arts center. The cafe is a nice spot to meet friends and talk about art and such things.

Dzyga Cultural Centre

A simple museum. The window frames were quite photogenic, though with reflections of the square.

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Bandinelli Palace Museum

Church buffs will enjoy this one.

United Kingdom,
Armenian Catholic Cathedral

Yeah, Opera house is marvellous!

Opera House