It is difficult to take a picture of this huge building, but just next to it you can take picture of its copy of
Just next to the main entrance of the City Hall you can find an information that the whole historic city center of Lviv was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998.
Inside you can find the three most most important flags for Lviv's inhabitants: the one of the European Union, that of Ukraine and finally the flag of Lviv. Have you noticed that they are made with the same colours?
Let's climb the tower. On the way you can see the clock machinery
On the top of the tower you can see two bells.
But was is truly worth the climbing is the impresive view of the whole historic city center. Looking South West you can admire the Archcathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, known as the Latin Cathedral.
Looking North, the most prominent building is the Armenian Cathedral of Lviv. It is a pitty it is forbidden to take pictures inside, the interior is really amazing.
Looking East you can spot the round dome of the church of Dominican monastery and right to it the 400-year-old Korniakt tower over the Dormition church of Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. Yes, likewise Przemyśl, Lviv is situated where many cultures and religions meet.
Let's go back down to the Market Square and admire fantastic palaces, like Brandelli's that is the seat of Museum of Post (yellow one) and the Black House, both from 16th century.
But Lviv is bautiful also beyond the Market Square. There are fantastic palaces, like the one of the very rich aristocratic family of Potocki.
The red brick biulding on our left is the Medieval Arsenal
And on our right, one of many beautiful churches, the Dominic Convent from 18th century.
Any proud city houses also several monuments. Lviv is no exception, starting with the monument of the city's patron St. Yura's (Ukrainian for George).
Then come the great poets, like Ivan Franko. He is one of the most important poets writing in modern Ukrainian.
It made him deserve a park of his own.
This large monument is celebrating another poet of the Ukrainian language - Taras Shevchenko.
From the last monument I encourage you to walk among Avenue of Freedom, buying some gifts or traditional Ukrainian food.
Finally we reach the Opera House.
But art is not only about poems and music, so you can also spot the famous painter Nikifor. Everyone wants to touch his huge nose. This is why he shines.
But Lviv is not only a city of art but also one of sciene and enterprenership. The best person to show it is Ignacy Lukasiewicz. He discovered how to distill kerosene from seep oil, built the world's first oil refinery, invented the modern kerosene lamp and introduced the first modern street lamp in Europe.
Let us sit for a moment on the chair next to him and listen to the amazing vibes of Lviv.