Mysterious buildings (stone houses) of historic heart of the City of Lion

The central area of German medieval cities were built that way - in a circle, sometimes in the middle of the city constructed main house. Market Square has its origins in the XIV century, and German colonists exactly like a classic European city with the classical central square founded it.

The history of the area accumulated over the centuries and the current market remembers a lot of legends and mysteries...

Route: Town Hall, fountains, Balcony of Lovers, Pharmacy Museum, Italian Courtyard

Duration: up to 1 hour (audio information at every place - up to 3 minutes).

Additional Information:

Italian courtyard is located on the territory of the Lviv History Museum, admission fee 10.00 UAH (for students, pensioners - 5.00 UAH.).

Entrance to the Italian courtyard - 2.00 UAH (for students, pensioners - 1.00 UAH.).

In the Italian courtyard works outdoor cafe, open hours: 10.00 - 23.00

Pharmacy Museum open hours: 09.00-19.00 (Mon-Fri) and 10.00-17.00 (Sat-Sun). Entrance fee - 8.00 UAH. (for pupils- 3.00 UAH., for students - 5.00 UAH).


The heyday of the architectural style of the Market Square comes to the period of the Renaissance heyday. The best architects were creating the ensemble - Paul Roman, Bernard Meretin, Sebastian Fesinger and others. Because to build a house in the city heart cost a lot of money, only the rich settled here, the nobles and the higher clergy.