L’viv (Ukrainian: Львів; Russian: Львов; German: Lemberg; Latin: Leopolis) is the biggest city of western Ukraine and administrative centre of L’vivska oblast. L’viv is well known as important cultural, scientific and economical center with very profitable location – 70 km from the Polish border.
L’viv was established by King Danylo Galytskyi in early 1200s and named in honour of his son Lev. After Danylo’s death Lev made L’viv the capital of Galych-Volhynia principality. The city is first mentioned in the Galych-Volhynian Chronicle, which dates from 1256. During it’s history L’viv was a member of Kievan Rus’, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Western Ukrainian Republic, Second Polish Republic and Soviet Union. Since 1991 L’viv is a part of Ukraine.
L’viv has very rich and manifold architecture legacy with gothic, renaissance, baroque and many other buildings. The historic city centre is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The most significant city’s buildings are Lwiw State Opera and Ballet Theatre of Solomia Krushelnytska, Dominican Church and Convent, Latin Cathedral, Church of the Assumption, Ratusha, Saint George Cathedral, Gunpowder Tower and many others.
The most appreciable high-rise buildings are Zubrivs'ka 45, Pancha Street 18A, Lwiw State Fiscal Administration.