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Potocki Palace for Art, Miniatures and More

24. September 2012 by Michelle 0 Comments

Located in downtown Lviv, steps from Prospect Svobody and a 5-minute walk from historic Rynok Square, Potocki Palace has been impressing visitors since the day it was built in the 1880s. 

 

Once inhabited by the powerful Potocki family of Poland, the imposing 19th-century building was recently restored and serves as a branch of the Lviv Art Gallery.

 

Inside the palace you'll find Renaissance and Baroque art throughout three impressive halls adorned with marble fireplaces, moldings, and ornate mirrors. Outside in the garden, there is a creative collection of miniature castles including reproductions of Lviv’s High Castle and the castles of the Golden Horseshoe.

 

Since it once served as a civil registry office, Potocki Palace is commonly known as a wedding palace and it’s still a popular venue today for weddings and special events. Last week, the palace welcomed thousands of writers, readers, poets, critics, and more for the 19th International Publishers' Forum.

 

Whether you're an art aficionado or a history buff, taking a stroll around Potocki Palace is a great date idea. Ask your favorite Ukrainian brides if they've taken a tour lately.

  

Source: Lviv Alive