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Romantic places in Lviv: where to go with your boyfriend or girlfriend
Romantic places in Lviv: where to go with your boyfriend or girlfriend
There are many places in Lviv where lovers like to visit. After all, our city is a city of love and couples in love.
Lviv is often called a small Paris. And for good reason: cobbled streets, ancient architecture in the city center and its own "Eiffel Tower" - all this is about our city, which promotes romantic walks. The Swiss Hotel and Valentino restaurant have selected romantic places for lovers in Lviv.
A royal love story or how the balcony gave the ruler his bride
Lovers' balcony, Rynok Square, 31 The legend associated with the lover's balcony in Lviv takes you back to the distant 17th century: it was then that the Polish king Władysław IV visited Lviv and went on a fateful walk around the city. When he got to Rynok Square, the ruler looked at the shaped balcony in building No. 31, and ... disappeared. On the balcony, he saw the silhouette of a beautiful girl with whom he fell in love without memory. History is silent on whether the young woman from Lviv became the chosen one of the king, but behind the balcony, the glory of the place, around which an atmosphere of passionate love reigns, is firmly established.
Bench for lovers, Rynok Square
The bench was created relatively recently by 10 masters of the Iron Lion Society. Along with the bench, a new legend was born: if lovers hold hands and sit on the bench at the same time, their love will be happy and long. The bench is held by two lions who guard the lovers. Usually the bench is almost never empty - lovers seek their happiness here.
Italian courtyard, Rynok Square, 6
This courtyard was created by an Italian master in the 16th century. It is connected with the romantic story of the hidden love of the Polish king Jan Sobieski for the French virgin Maria Kazmira. Coming here and listening to the silence of the courtyard, you will be able to hear the whispers of lovers.
Valentino is the romantic name of a small Lviv restaurant, fully justified by the unforgettable interior setting - a place where two hearts beat in unison with a cup of delicious coffee and the most delicious Napoleon dessert. The restaurant has its own sophisticated atmosphere for meetings and cozy conversations over a cup of warming drink. Make yourself and a loved one happy to make the day even brighter. In the summertime, a panoramic terrace is open on the roof of the Swiss Hotel. Even if the lovers stayed up until the evening with romantic conversations, it's not scary, on the terrace you will be warmed by warm blankets and heaters, which are equipped around the perimeter of the entire terrace. Valentino Restaurant provides an opportunity not only to enjoy delicious drinks made from coffee beans, but also to taste dishes of Italian, European and Ukrainian cuisines.
An evening spent at the observation deck of the High Castle will not leave anyone indifferent. The romantic panorama of the ancient city beckons lovers to the highest point of the city literally every day. Here, on the fence of the observation deck, you can hang a lock with your names so that your feelings will remain as strong forever.
Stryiskyi Park constantly attracts lovers. And all this, probably, because love always lives in his heart. Its symbol is the white swans that settled on the lake in the center of the park. Take a close look at them, and maybe you will find some similarities.
The tower of the church of Saints Olga and Elizabeth
Another beautiful observation deck for lovers is located near the Main Railway Station on Kropyvnytskyi Square - it is the tower of the Church of Saints Olga and Elizabeth. You can look at one of the longest streets of the city, the center of Lviv and the High Castle from a height of 88 meters, although there is a fee to climb the tower. From Monday to Saturday, you can climb the tower from 12:00 to 17:30, and on Sunday - from 13:30 to 17:30.
Lviv Romeo and Juliet Fountain
Not so long ago, a fountain with sculptures of the lovers Pelagia and Romuald was installed in the center of the city, on Chornovola Avenue. Guests of the city have already managed to compare them with the heroes of Shakespeare's play and often call them Lviv's Romeo and Juliet.
Park named after Ivan Franko
In front of the main building of Ivan Franko Lviv National University, between Listopadovoy Chin and Solomiya Krushelnytska streets, there is a park of the same name, which is considered one of the oldest in Ukraine. Lovers have the opportunity to walk along well-organized avenues between trees and rest on one of the benches.
MONUMENT OF VOLODYMYR IVASYUK
Chervona Ruta is a Ukrainian song that has become one of the most famous Ukrainian songs in the world. The author — Volodymyr Ivasiuk — wrote it in 1970 while studying at the Chernivtsi Medical Institute. Red rue is associated with the Ukrainian holiday of Ivan Kupala. According to legend, a healing plant with red flowers grows in the Carpathians, which can be used to attract a loved one to you. The girl who finds it and breaks it off will be happy in love. In Hutsul Oblast and Bukovyna, among local youth, both boys and girls, there is a custom of going out into the mountains after the snow falls. Just at this time - in May-June, the Carpathian rhododendron blooms en masse in the highlands, the wonderful pink flowers of which serve as the basis for numerous romantic legends. Since the Carpathian rhododendron does not occur naturally on the plains, as well as taking into account its medicinal properties and beauty, it was imagined as a miraculous and magical plant. Volodymyr Ivasiuk is one of the founders of Ukrainian pop music. The author of 107 songs, among which, perhaps, the most famous Ukrainian pop song "Red Ruta", 53 instrumental works, music for several performances. A professional physician, violinist, played the piano, cello, and guitar perfectly, and skillfully performed his songs. An extraordinary painter.
Shevchenko Avenue is one of the most beautiful central streets that has fully preserved the European architectural spirit of the early 20th century. One of the favorite walking places of Lviv residents is Shevchenko Avenue. Being a kind of alternative to the main avenue of Svobody Avenue, it charms with its peace and coziness. However, during its relatively short history, this quiet place underwent several metamorphoses before it got the look we are familiar with. The first mentioned street appears on city plans in 1844, having changed its name to St. John Street by that time. However, the history of the famous alley begins even later. The fact is that by the end of the XIX century. the Poltva River flowed along modern Shevchenko Avenue. It was hidden underground only during 1885-1886.
Knyazya Romana is a street more than six centuries long
The current street of Knyaz Romana was in ancient times a part of the famous Volosky, or Galician way, which went from the Lviv Galician Gate to Halych and further - to Bukovyna, Moldavia, Wallachia, to the shores of the Dniester and the Black Sea... The street is one of the oldest in Lviv, the first written mention of it dates back to 1382, and the first official name of it - Honcharska (according to the profession of craftsmen who lived and worked here) - from 1505. At the end of the 18th century another name appears - street of Halytskyi suburb, as it was then the main artery of this suburb, and originated from the very walls of Lviv. The beginnings of the street in the XVI-XVIII centuries. formed a part of a suburban artisan settlement, which in the city acts was called "Under the Guard", and the existing building appeared much later - in the XIX - beginning of 20th century For 14 years (from 1871 to 1885), the street was a part, or rather a continuation, of Halytska Street, and from 1885 it became independent and was named after the famous Polish king Stefan Batory (1533-1586). The name was not chosen by chance - on April 5, 1576, Batory's solemn entry to Lviv took place on this very street, for a three-day rest on the way to the place of coronation... At the beginning of the odd side of the street, where there is now a park with a fountain, in the XVI-XVIII centuries. there was a small wooden church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, which burned several times, together with the Galician suburb during the siege of the city. The last time was in 1769, when the army of the Bar confederation tried to capture Lviv. The current street of Knyaz Romana is 400 meters long, it is cobbled, an odd part of it is planted with trees... In 1894, an electric tram line ran through the street, which was dismantled only in 2003. An interesting fact, in the 19th and the first half of the 20th centuries, there were about ten bookstores and second-hand shops on both sides of the street... In 1940, the Soviet authorities renamed the street in memory of the Bolshevik figure Yakov Sverdlov, and during the Nazi occupation in 1941-1944, the street was named in honor of the German armed forces - Wehrmachtstrasse. In 1944, Army General Vatutin (1901-1944), commander of the 1st Ukrainian Front, mortally wounded during a clash with a UPA unit in the Zhytomyr region, became the new Soviet patron of the street. In 1992, the street received a new name - Prince Roman, in honor of the Volyn prince Roman Mstislavovych, who in 1199 annexed Halychyna to his possessions and, according to some researchers, created the first fortified castle and center of urban life on the territory of modern Lviv.