Culture


Lviv urban culture has been formed in the course of centuries and became one of Ukraine’s trademarks. Traditions of many nations have intersected here. Ukrainians, Poles, Jews, Armenians, Germans, Russians, Austrians and others created a unique Lviv flavour.

Lviv is well-known as the centre of artistic, music, literature and theatrical life. Numerous museums and galleries, theatres, concert halls, art groups and many cultural events held in the city support its status. Lviv inhabitants and guests have many opportunities to leave their everyday life behind and immerse themselves in the world of beauty.

Churches, frescoes, painting, traditions, holidays, festivals are both inherited from the past and created by the contemporary genius, which can be felt only in Lviv.



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March 2016
April 2016
The V Festival of Pysanka (Easter eggs) in Lviv
May 2016
“Flugery L’vova” (“Weather-Vanes of Lviv”) – the 11th International Jazz Festival
The 6th “Wiz-Art” International festival
June 2016
Alfa Jazz Fest 2016
September 2016
Lviv Fashion Week
December 2017
Lviv Christmas Fair


1369
the oldest known Lviv Coat of Arms representation on the seal of city judges
1846
Progressive Synagogue was built on Staryy Rynok Square according to the plans of Ivan Levytsskyy
1782
famous Baczewski liqueur factory was founded in Lviv suburb Znesinnya (Zniesienie)
2003
Karekin ІІ inaugurated and baptized the main Armenian Church in Ukraine - Church of Dormition of Virgin Mary
1377
one of the oldest Lviv hospitals was founded - Holy Spirit Hospital
1736
Saint Jan from Dukla column was erected
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