The city of Lviv is located in the Galicia region in western Ukraine and close to the Polish border.
The city has undergone many upheavals throughout history- from the control of the Austrian Empire under Russian rule, Poland at the end of World War II and to the control of Ukraine.
To this day, the period of Polish rule and the city’s buildings and streets are very reminiscent of Warsaw.
The city is considered the capital of Ukrainian culture and has about 10 magnificent opera house theaters, concert halls and 60 different museums.
The city was established in the 13th century by King Daniel of Galicia who named the city after his son Lev which means the name Lion.
The city has about 100 churches and most of them are decorated and add character to this impressive city.