St. George's Cathedral
St. George's Cathedral is the main sacred place of Greek and Catholic worshipers. The cathedral was built in the fancy Baroque style according to the project of Bernard Meretyn. It is decorated with the monumental sculpture of the genius sculptor Johann Georg Pinsel. The architectural ensemble of the XVII century (it includes the cathedral, the bell tower, metropolitan palaces, and capitul buildings) dominates over Lviv on the high hill and matches perfectly the city landscape. St. George's Cathedral symbolizes the sacred place that on the Ukrainian Land became the connecting bridge of great possessions of the Christian culture and spirituality of two branches: the Byzantine East and the Latin West.
State History and Culture Museum and Preserve "Lychakiv Cemetery" spread over 40 hectares. 86 fields house over 300 burials, over 2 000 vaults, and half a thousand sculptures and reliefs installed on tombs. The Cemetery appeared in 1786 when the Austrian authority prohibited to bury the deceased in cemeteries located around the local churches. Lychakiv necropolis is one of the touristy attractions of Lviv and the most well-known cemetery. This is the place where prominent figures such as Ivan Franko and Solomiya Krushelnytska were buried.
The Lviv High Castle
The Lviv High Castle is the castle built under the guidance of King of Rus Leo I of Galicia, and then under Polish king Casimir III the Great on the Castle Hill in Lviv. It was broken down during the XIX century. Castle Hill (aka Princely Hill, hill “High Castle”) is one of the hills in Lviv, the highest point of the city – 413 meters above sea level. During the Austrian times it was called Sand Hill, and after a kaiser visited it in 1851 – they called it the Franz Josef hill. It is the highest hill in Lviv. Being on the top of it you get a bird's-eye view of the city. From this point you can see the Old city with the town hall in the center, houses of prominent Lviv people, churches designed in different styles.