Lviv (Lvov, Lwow) – one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, in which past and modern epoch are very skilfully knitted. City of Lviv as pearl of Europe and the capital of Halychyna have successfully remained intact throughout seven ages, preserving its historical atmosphere and old architecture. Lviv – city of old cathedrals and churches, historical monuments and modern buildings. Central narrow streets and monumental churches create an atmosphere of time being at standstill.
Lviv is a unique city in which history, culture, mentality of two worlds – the East and the West – are tolerantly merged. Obviously, Lviv’s geographical location at the intersection of global cultures and civilizations has influenced its inimitable atmosphere. Despite many sufferings brought by numerous wars over the long centuries of Lviv’s history, the city’s architectural landmarks remained almost intact. Starting from December 1998, the central part of the city was included in the cultural and historical heritage of UNESCO.
When UNESCO included this beautiful city in its list of World Monuments of Architecture they wrote the following as part of the criterion by which they reached their decision:
“In its urban fabric and its architecture, L’viv is an outstanding example of the fusion of the architectural and artistic traditions of Eastern Europe with those of Italy and Germany”
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