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    L`viv is the capital of Halychyna passed the whole historical destiny through the ages sometimes even suffered from different awful distractions and captures. Its appearance, vital space, quantitative and national complement, business and culture of its inhabitants have been changed not only by centuries course but because of those historical continuous changes, which took place during the existence of the town. 

     The finds of the stone tools testify about the human's appearance at the territory of  L`viv 12.000 years ago. At II-I centuries BC in upper reaches of the West Buh and Upper Dnister occurred the formation of the proslovenian and early-slovenian tribes. The archeologists ascertained that one of the colonies of X-XIII centuries was settled down at the slope of the Castle Mountain and became the precursor of the city. According to the first recollection in the Halychyna-Volyn chronicleDanylo Romanovych founded L`viv in 1256.

     Old L`viv as the other old towns of Ukrainian principality consisted of three parts: the ditynets on Lysa Hill, the inner town, and the outer town (stretching as far as the Poltva River). The prince town was being built up on the trade way, which linked up the Black and Baltic Sea and went through Halych-L`viv-Cholm.

     The buildings were made by Bizantine-Romane (as foundations prove) and in most cases made from the wood, that is why we haven't got any samples of unharmed memories from that time.

     The L`viv core is the city of the 14-th to 18-th centuries, which were built up. It has the rectangular market square and the city hall stands at the center of the street grid, encircled by broad green boulevards at the site of the old walls.

     At the end of XVI century L`viv was densely dressed in the stone buildings, many of them in their original styles. These new buildings were decorated by Renaissance ornaments, galleries, etc. First of them were Italian Renaissance, other - in Germany spirit. At the atmosphere of L`viv all the monuments to the past gained extremely interesting, amazing and distinctive features.

     Next years were full of new creating and developing styles by L`viv nature and spiritual richness. Baroque, Rococo, Classicism, Empire, neo-Romanesque, neo-Gothic, Secession and Modernism - the variety of Lviv architecture styles which can't leave you indifferent. They admire and make you fall in love with L`viv.

Visiting L`viv once - you'll never forget this city!

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