Sights of Lviv
Lviv can actually compete with any European city. It can be called the capital of Galicia, a city in which a special atmosphere reigns. Temples, a special style of residential buildings and narrow streets with paving stones create a kind of medieval reflection. Many tourists love to come to this city again and again, because in one day or even a week you cannot visit all the sights of Lviv. The architecture of the city can be seen, and Baroque, and Renaissance, and the Empire, and many other styles.
Lviv Town Hall – one of the attractions of the city
Sights of Lviv can be divided into modern and ancient. But they are all interesting to tourists in their own way. After all, every building, every street or bridge can tell its own part of the history of the existence of Lviv. Lviv City Hall is one of the famous landmarks of the city. It is located in its center and is an administrative building.
The first town hall in Lviv was wooden and it burned down in the 14th century. In the 19th century, namely in 1827, a new tower was laid, and until 1835 it was built. The building style is Viennese classicism, there is a patio near the town hall, it consists of 4 floors. In 1848, the town hall was badly damaged after shelling by Austrian artillery, but two years later the building was repaired and a year later they installed a new clock on it. This landmark of Lviv today is open to the public. Entrance to the observation deck is paid, it is from here that a beautiful view of the city opens.
Academic Theater named after S. Krushelnytska – a sight of Lviv
The main attractions of Lviv are its museums and theaters. Among them are the Lviv State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after Solomiya Krushelnytska. The theater is already much more than a hundred years old and has witnessed many events in the history of the city during this time. The theater has 500 employees, each of which performs its role, achieving a common goal – the creation of a play for fans of drama. The repertoire of the theater consists of 10 Ukrainian musical works.
The project of the theater was developed by architect Zigmund Gorgolevsky back in 1897. The center of the city at that time was very densely built up, and the construction of the theater provided for the closing of the city river called Poltva. The grand opening of the theater was held in 1900 on October 4. Since then, the theater has been closed, restored, and it was renamed to its 100th anniversary and began to bear the name of S.A. Krushelnitskaya.
Chocolate Museum in Lviv
One of the most popular attractions in Lviv can be considered the museum “Country Chocoland”. Here the exhibits are different types of chocolate from the company AVK. The museum is located on the Market Square in the building of the Lviv Historical Museum. As you know, Lviv has long been famous for its chocolate products and real coffee, so this city could not be better suited to open a similar stationary museum in it.
The exposition was still mobile and more than 300 thousand visitors could admire the sweet exhibits and even try them. Chocolate made here layouts of numerous architectural monuments and attractions in particular in Lviv, as well as throughout Ukraine and Europe. Not only visitors, but also locals admire the museum’s exhibits, visit it and take pride in its sight.
Due to the limited shelf life of the exhibition is constantly updated with new creations. Here, attractions such as the Colosseum, the English Parliament, the Donbass Arena, the Eiffel Tower and some others are made of chocolate. There are also exhibits that are works of art made of chocolate. For example, homemade utensils, cars, sports equipment, clothes are made of chocolate. The guide will tell the museum visitors in detail about the history of coffee, as well as the secrets of chocolate production.
Visitors can taste samples of chocolate with a cup of coffee or tea, watch a thematic film, take part in master classes. Here you can also learn how to sculpt from marmalade and marzipan, draw on a chocolate egg. Excursions in the museum, which is a landmark of Lviv, conducted in Polish, Ukrainian, Russian and English.