The Park of Fortifications in Miniature
The Park of Fortifications in Miniature, located in the courtyard of the Potocki Palace is one of the newest sightseeing attractions in Lviv. It was created a few years ago, on the analogy with the outstanding historical miniature parks in Europe. The Lviv Park features mini-models of the most powerful defensive facilities, such as castles, fortresses and churches. They used to stand on the territ

Potocki Palace • Lviv
Potocki Palace
Potocki Palace • Lviv
Wherever you go in Lviv, you are inevitably astonished by its inimitable and varied architecture. However, the Potocki Palace, hiding behind open-worked forged fence on one of the streets that radiate from the main city artery, Svobody Avenue, stands out against the background of majestic ancient buildings, huddling in the downtown. Its elegant building, whose luxurious forms are reminiscent of Fr

Lviv Art Gallery (Picture Gallery)
The Lviv Picture Gallery is the largest art museum not only in Lviv, but in the whole Ukraine. Its collection, recognized as one of the richest in the country, numbers about 60 thousand exhibits, including unique works of art, sculpture, graphics, and decorative and applied arts, created by Ukrainian and West European artists in the 14th – 20th centuries. Annually, more than 350 thousand tourists

Lubomirski Palace (Furniture and China Museum)
The building of the former Lubomirski Palace is one of the many gems of Rynok Square’s splendid ensemble. Reckoned among the best baroque secular buildings in Lviv, it is rightly considered to be the most valuable monument of architecture of the 18th century. Currently the ancient palace hosts the Furniture and China Museum’s exposition. The first building appeared here in the 17th century. It was

Pysanka Museum (Kolomyya) • Ivano-Frankivsk
Pysanka Museum (Kolomyya)
Pysanka Museum (Kolomyya) • Ivano-Frankivsk
Situated not far from Ivano-Frankivsk, the ancient town Kolomyya is notable for its vivid history and inimitable colour. However, it is mostly associated with the unique Pysanka Museum – the only museum in the world, whose exposition is devoted to the art of painting Easter eggs. Ukraine has an age-old tradition of decorating eggs with plot or ornamental patterns using wax and special dyes, howev

Zakarpattia Museum of Folk Architecture and Heritage
Zakarpattia Museum of Folk Architecture and Heritage, located at Castle Hill’s foot, is one of the most original and interesting museums not only in Uzhgorod, but also in the whole region. This skansen is the oldest museum of such kind in the country and is rightly considered to be the true treasury that keeps unique monuments of Zakarpattia material and spiritual culture. Authentic wooden archite

Uzhgorod Castle (Zakarpattia Local History Museum)
The medieval castle standing on the hill in the Uzh River valley is ancient Uzhgorod’s historical heart and its major sight. Despite its venerable age, it is perfectly preserved and is reckoned among the most famous and frequently visited castles in Ukraine. Visiting it allows not only to see the priceless historical and architectural monument, but also to feel the true medieval spirit that soars

Amber Museum • Rivne
Amber Museum
Amber Museum • Rivne
There are two amber deposits on Ukraine’s territory. As long as one of them is located in Rivne region, there is no wonder that the country’s first – and for now the only – museum devoted to this amazing stone, was opened there. In addition to being one of the most unusual and interesting museums in the city, it is reckoned among the youngest museum facilities. The museum was opened in 2010, using

Zbarazh Castle • Ternopil
Zbarazh Castle
Zbarazh Castle • Ternopil
Zbarazh Castle is a recognized masterpiece of the fortification art and is reckoned among the most interesting monuments of the defensive architecture in the Western Ukraine. Located in the small town Zbarazh near Ternopil, it is one of the major tourist attractions of the region. Castle's history started in the 1620s, when the Lithuanian Princes Zbarazsky brothers set off to build a massive fortr
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