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L'viv

About L'viv

735,000 in city
171 km² (66 mi²)
289 m
L’viv (Ukrainian: Львів; Russian: Львов; German: Lemberg; Latin: Leopolis) is the biggest city of western Ukraine and administrative centre of L’vivska oblast. L’viv is well known as important cultural, scientific and economical center with very profitable location – 70 km from the Polish border. L’viv was established by King Danylo Galytskyi in early 1200s and named in honour of his son Lev. After Danylo’s death Lev made L’viv the capital of Galych-Volhynia principality. The city is first mentioned in the Galych-Volhynian Chronicle, which dates from 1256. During it’s history L’viv was a member of Kievan Rus’, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Western Ukrainian Republic, Second Polish Republic and Soviet Union. Since 1991 L’viv is a part of Ukraine. L’viv has very rich and manifold architecture legacy with gothic, renaissance, baroque and many other buildings. The historic city centre is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The most significant city’s buildings are Lwiw State Opera and Ballet Theatre of Solomia Krushelnytska, Dominican Church and Convent, Latin Cathedral, Church of the Assumption, Ratusha, Saint George Cathedral, Gunpowder Tower and many others. The most appreciable high-rise buildings are Zubrivs'ka 45, Pancha Street 18A, Lwiw State Fiscal Administration.

Metro Cities

L'viv, Sokilnyky

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
312 All Buildings
290
existing
17
under construction
4
planned
1
unbuilt

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Zubrivs'ka 45 217 ft 2007
2 Ratusha 213 ft 1851
3 Pancha Street 18A 187 ft 2008
4 Chukarina 6 164 ft -
5 Chervonoi Kalyny 49 157 ft -

Other buildings

No. Type
18 Famous buildings
28 Buildings with construction images