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Festivals and traditions

One moment you are tasting traditional dishes at the «Lviv frying pan» festival, the Chocolate festival or the Wine and Cheese festival, the next moment you are participating in a populous festive parade during one of the numerous religious holidays, and later on you are enjoying jazz performances of world renowned starts like Wynton Marsalis. You can find yourself in the midst of festivities in completely unexpected places, not just central squares and concert halls.

Imagine that you are strolling through the city and suddenly you find yourself at a Feast of Armenian street or Klezmer festival in the Jewish quarter of Lviv. Immediately, you get an invitation to join the festivities, and you won’t be able to leave without trying the various treats and traditional drinks.

The true fans of Lviv come to the city several times a year, because they don’t want to miss their favorite events.

The range of artistic Lviv is impressive. On the one hand, it is the city of classical art. Lviv Opera, Lviv Philharmonic are places that can satisfy the demands of true appraisers of the classical arts. This is the city of one of the most distinguished sculptors in Europe Johann-Georg Pinzel, whose works can be seen on the facade of the St. George’s Cathedral in Lviv and in the Pinzel Museum. This is also the city of Solomiya Krushelnytska, who began as a singer of Lviv Opera, later becoming the primadonna of La Scala Opera in Milan.

On the other hand, it is the city of fresh ideas and unusual characters. In one of the streets near the Rynok square you bump into a modest monument to the writer Leopold von Sacher- Masoch. You find out that this person, whose last name was used to name such a phenomenon as «masochism», lived and created in Lviv, and his works were published in thousands of copies.

Several blocks away is the Armenian street, where a center of contemporary art is located – the gallery «Dzyga» and numerous other galleries and antiques shops.