Lviv, one of the oldest and also the most unusual cities in Ukraine, is considered one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Its beauty, amazing landmarks, impressive architecture and historical sites make the city stand out among all other cities in Europe. In fact, the historic center of Lviv, which can be called an outdoor museum, is preserved and is included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
It was in the middle of the 13th century that Lviv was founded by Prince Danylo Halytsky. He named the city after his son, Leo. It was in the year 1256 that the Lviv chronicles were first mentioned. The architecture of the city has a good mix of elements – Gothic and Baroque, Renaissance and Romanesque, Rococo and Empire, modern eclectic, and constructivism. Different talented artists from all over Europe contributed to creating unique architectural gems that now exist in the city.
Lviv plays an important role in the history of Ukraine. Its culture is rich and the country takes pride for the incomparable architecture which can only be found in Lviv. When you visit Lviv, you’ll find yourself falling in love with the city and you’ll go back home with lasting memories and so much fascination for the country.