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The biggest collection of lions are kept in Lviv. No wonder, it is the city of the gorgeous animal. Set off for an exciting search of the city symbol.
How to find Lviv lions in Lviv
No wonder that Lviv is the city of lions. Right here you'll find the biggest number of lion figures - 4,5 thousand.

Far back in XIV century lion figure appeared in city seals for the first time. From that moment on a number of lions started increasing - they came into sight on Lviv streets and facades of buildings.

And now no matter where you are in Lviv, lions are watching you from everywhere.

How to do?

1. Start you search from the most lion street in the city - Svobody Avenue. Here you'll find 245 lions. 99 lions decorate building №11 - the most leonine construction.
2. Rynok Square is one more place of a big number of lions. The most interesting ones - lion sculpture with people faces in its jaw (building №36) and winged lion on Venetian Kamenica building(building №24).

Winged lion, Lviv
Photo: Winged lion, © Jason Risley

3. Take a look at kinglike lions that guard Lviv Town Hall.

Lviv Town Hall lion, Lviv
Photo: Lviv Town Hall lion

4. In Lviv you can even find smiling lions. Go to Olesko Castle and smile them back.

Smiling lion, Lviv
Photo: Smiling lion, © Alisa Volkova

5. In Italian yard you'll find lion stone sculpture watching people take food.
6. Two-bodied lion is set at the corner of Halytska and Staroyevreiska streets.

Two-bodied lion, Lviv
Photo: Two-bodied lion

7. Having walked around the city looking for lions, go back to Rynok Square and take a seat on the bench that is held by two lions.

Lion bench, Lviv
Photo: Lion bench

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