Event info:

The cost – from 25 UAH.
Duration – 1  hour.
Start – 11:00 AM & 05:00 PM

Upcoming dates:

Every day (except Monday) individually.

Information about the route:
1. Lviv Opera House
Please note!

All of our tours may be organized individually, in English, German, Polish and other languages. We offer the service of guides-interpreters or interpreters with knowledge of the required language, who will interpret the information given by a Ukrainian guide. If you are willing to join a Ukrainian tourist group, but don’t understand Ukrainian, we may provide you with a personal interpreter or a written description of the tour, according to your wishes.

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Lviv Opera House

The first image associated with Lviv is usually the façade of the Opera House. It’s been the main symbol of the city for more than a hundred years. And this isn’t strange, for it is a jewel of Lviv’s artistic achievements of the turn of the century.

The idea of building a new theatre appeared during the planning stage of building a central avenue on place of the Poltva River. There was a promenade on the river banks before that, a very popular place among the citizens – the first coffee houses and confectioneries opened here along with numerous hotels and the first city theatre nearby. A new broad avenue was to become the centre of city life, crowned with the new theatre.

In 1895 the competition for the best theatre project was held. The jury unanimously voted for the one by ZygmuntGorgolewski, the architect of imperial palaces in Germany. They were impressed not only with the project’s beauty, but also with its innovative engineering solutions.

The opening ceremony took place on the 4th of October, 1900. The building process took only three years, despite of much more modest technological possibilities of the time. The best Lviv artists and sculptors worked jointly on its adornments. Part of this beauty is visible on the façade. But much-much more is hiddeninside, and you can see it only by visiting the theatre with a guide or buying a ticket for the opera.

Inside you will see the portrait of ZygmuntGorgolewski in the lobby, magnificently painted ceiling of the auditorium, the sparkling luxury of the Hall of Mirrors and more. During the tour you will hear stories and legends of the theatre, get acquainted with famous actors and artists who worked here, among them – the most famous Madam Butterfly of the opera history SolomiaKrushelnytska, – and find outthe secrets of the building’s unique engineering and architectural solutions. And if you’re lucky, you’ll also see the main curtain painted by the famous Polish artist HenrykSiemiradzki, which now is used only for the premieres and other solemn purposes. On it, the Pythia, the high priestess of Apollo, is depicted surrounded by muses – the symbol of Inspiration and the arts, to which it gives birth.

Price includes:

Services guide

Additional charges:
Tickets