The 1st post office in Ukraine


In 1629, the Italian, Roberto Bandinelli, opened the first European-style post office in Ukraine. The postal services regularly delivered letters to the city resident from all corners of Europe.

The Polish king, Sigismund III gave the Italian exclusive rights to receive regular royal letters, and he also endowed him with the title, “The Royal Postmaster”. Every Saturday, Lvivers could send and receive letters from all over Europe, but these services were very expensive. In those days, paper was very thick and heavy, so that correspondence weighing only 6 grams and destined to Gdansk, was equal to the daily salary of a qualified craftsman.

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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
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June 2016
Alfa Jazz Fest 2016
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Lviv Fashion Week
December 2017
Lviv Christmas Fair


1260
the oldest exhisting Lviv church was erected - John the Baptist Church
1786
Lychakivsky cemetary was founded outside the city limits on the site of older burrials
1781
Lviv Protestant community was allowed to have its services in Saint Ursula Church
1829
"Building with the four facades" was built and Wiener Kaffeehaus began to opearte there
1270
Lviv downtown was built
1280
the first wooden church and monastery of Saint George were built
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