Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Historic Center of L'viv - UKRAINE - UNESCO #865

This second card from Ukraine shows a the old Bernardine's Cathedral and Cloister (XVII century) and a statue of the Virgin Mary (by Y. Gauttmann) in the marvelous city of L'viv, denominated "The Sleeping Beauty of the East" by the german magazine 'Der Spiegel' and, according to Sergii one of the most visited cities in Ukraine, and the one with best restaurants. Thank you Sergii. This postcard took 15 days to arrive!

UNESCO #865 - Bernardine's Cathedral, L'viv - UKRAINE
 
The city of L'viv, founded in the late Middle Ages, was a flourishing administrative, religious and commercial centre for several centuries. The medieval urban topography has been preserved virtually intact (in particular, there is evidence of the different ethnic communities who lived there), along with many fine Baroque and later buildings.



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