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The longest and most famous dungeon in Lviv. Once one could see the river without going down under the ground. Now it is enclosed in a sarcophagus.
The Poltva River is a tributary to the Western Bug River. It influenced the process of the city building during the entire history of Lviv. Its presence could not be ignored — once its water flowed just through the centre of the city.
In past the river served as a fortification moat — it protected the city residents from raids from the north and west. However mosquitoes often swarmed over it. It posed a threat of thespread of malaria. That`s why in the XIX century it was decided to turn the river into a sewer.
They say that in the last century during the war jews even had been hiding in this dungeon and during the Soviet period people had been hiding here from the NKVD.
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Underground river Poltva on the map
More places to visit in Lviv
Lviv modern art museum «SALO»
This is a place where exhibits can be tasted. Modern art museum Salo is a place where local coloring and modern art are combined.7
The Brewery Museum in Lviv is a place where you can touch the history of the creation and try the hop drink that has been made since 1715.17
The biggest park in Lviv with its well-groomed alleys and lake with snow-white swams makes the urbanistic city landscapes more attractive and beautiful.9
The whole color of Western Ukraine in one noisy, crowded place with benches dotted with statuettes, paintings, boxes and ornaments.4
Olesko Castle is an echo of time and centuries, shrouded by secrets and mysteries where old Lviv legends were born and history was written.7
One of the oldest necropolises not only in Ukraine, but throughout Europe. Here you will fully feel the atmosphere of tranquility and peace.10
The place for gathering of art admirers in any manifestations — from painting to unusual alcohol. Dinners here are surrounded by paintings and held to the sound of jazz music.4
Street with several names
Residents of Lviv always manage to be original and unique, even the streets here have not one, but several names.4
What is special about this cafe? Maybe waiters... they are not rude and do not cheat, they just grab you at the entrance, drag to the basement, chain and beat you with a whip.18
To get into this autentic place you obviously need to know the password, because if you do not answer, you will be shot on the spot!14