Lviv history is as colorful and amazing as a city itself. It is filled with interesting events and outstanding figures. Today Lviv is more than 760 years old and it has lots of stories to tell you! City situated on the crossing of two profitable trade routes developed and flourished rapidly and became one of main trade centers of medieval Europe. Afterwards while being a part of different countries, Lviv borrowed some parts of culture and knowledge from invaders. Later on it transformed not only to an architectural gem, but also to the modern capital of scientific, spiritual and artistic life.
On December 05, 1998, during the 22nd Session of the World Heritage Committee in Kyoto (Japan), Lviv was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Lviv Has Been Recognized As The Cultural Capital Of Ukraine 2009.
The city is known as a center of art, literature, music and theatre. Nowadays, the indisputable evidences of the city cultural richness is a big number of theaters, concert halls, creative unions, and also high number of many artistic activities. Temples, frescos, paintings, traditions, feasts, festivals – all these are the heirdom of the past and the product of the present geniuses, which can be felt only in Lviv.
Due to the rich cultural programme, developed infrastructure (now Lviv has more than 8 000 hotel rooms, over 700 caffees and restaurants, free WI-Fi zones in the city centery, good connection with many countries of the world) Lviv has the biggest tourist potential in Ukraine.
Lviv is also a huge educational center with 23 educational institutions, 7 of which prepares support staff for tourism infrastructure.
According to the statics, more than 10 thousand tourists come to each city festival.
Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University — is one of the oldest and biggest medical universities in Ukraine. It is one of the leading medical universities of the IV level of accreditation. LNMU begins from the Medical Faculty of Lviv University, which was opened on November 16, 1784, according to the privilege of the Austrian emperor Josef II. In 2009 University celebrated its 225 anniversary.
Today Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University combines 6 faculties, medical college, 78 departments (including 48 clinical departments), 14 academic buildings, 41 affiliated hospitals, University dental medical centre for more than 2000 attendances during shift, teaching drugstore, botanical garden, CRL and Laboratory of industrial toxicology, Institute of clinical pathology, research centre for investigation of anticancer drugs, scientific library, 8 student hostels, sanatorium, student cafes and canteens, sports and health recovery camp "Medyk".
There are 40 amateur groups, clubs, workshops in University. Among them three amateur groups have the high degree of National. These National amateur groups are: folk dance ensemble "Horytsvit" (Adonis), folk choir "Muses of Hippocrates", folk ensemble "Medicus". There are 23 sport-public and recreation and sports clubs in the University.
22 scientific schools actively function and develop in University: of obstetrics and gynecology, biochemical, hygienic, of infectious diseases, of history of medicine and pharmacy, microbiological, morphological, of neurology and neurosurgery, of oncology, of otorhynolaryngology, ophthalmological, of pathological anatomy and pathological physiology, pediatric, psychiatric, of dentistry, of internal diseases, pharmacological, physiological, of phtisiatry, of chemistry and pharmacy, of surgery.University library contains more than 530000 volumes of textbooks, manuals and other relevant medical literature. Library has modern computer equipment.
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Lviv Airport is situated on Lyubinska Street just 7 km from the city centre. Lviv has established air service with 14 European countries, with main destinations including Frankfurt, Warsaw, Naples, Rome, Lisbon, Bratislava, Moscow, Kyiv, etc.
You can get to Lviv by bus from almost every place in Europe or Ukraine.
If you travel to Lviv by your own car, it will be best for you to folow E-40 International Highway (from the western border to Lviv it is M-11 Ukrainian Highway, and from Kyiv it is M-06).
Local committee will do their best to provide you a place of residence that won’t make you uncomfortable with getting to your clinic. Nevertheless, Lviv has a rich transport network. The main mean of transportation is by bus or by trams, trolleybuses and plenty of taxi services, so you can pick up any of them and get wherever you want to get to.
Public transport is relatively cheap in Lviv. One-time public transportation by bus costs 0.12 EUR or, by train or trolleybus – 0.03 EUR (for students) and 0,09 EUR for others. Taxi price depends on the length of your route with an average of 1.5 EUR.