In the middle of the 19th century, a park with a small hunting homestead, owned by the noble Polish family Potocki, was located on the modern palace’s place. A legend states that Potocki family owned these lands since the 17th century. In 1860, the Count Alfred II Potocki ordered to pull down the mansion and to build big gala palace on its place. The Potocki Palace in Lviv was built in the 1880s as an urban seat of Alfred Potocki, former Minister-President of Austria.
Lviv is a unique city where Ukrainian traditions and European values, medieval spirit and modern innovations were combined in the incredible way. Lviv combines different cultures and traditions, presenting various surprises to its visitors.
The Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre, an important cultural centre for residents and visitors.
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The Bernardine church and monastery in Lviv is located in the city’s Old Town, south of the market square. The monastery along with the Roman Catholic church of St. Andrew, today the Greek Catholic church of St. Andrew, now belong the Order of St. Basil the Great.
The Solomiya Krushelnytska Lviv State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet or Lviv Opera House is an architectural gem of Lviv, built in the Neo-Renaissance style in 1901, and one of the most beautiful theatres in Europe 🙂