The Potocki Palace
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The Potocki Palace

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It was built in the 1880s as an urban seat of the Potocki aristocratic family. The palace now houses a branch of the Lviv Gallery of Art.

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B: Statue of Our Lady - Lviv

di Andrey Golubev, 240 metri di distanza

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C: Mickievich square - Lviv

di Andrey Golubev, 250 metri di distanza

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D: Monument to Adam Mickiewitz - Lviv

di Andrey Golubev, 260 metri di distanza

Monument to Adam Mickiewitz - Lviv

E: Lviv, Adam Mickievicz Monument

di Kostya Dmitriev, 270 metri di distanza

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F: Lviv - Adam Mickiewicz Monument

di Rafal Tarnas, 270 metri di distanza

Lviv - Adam Mickiewicz Monument

G: Galician square in Lviv

di Andrey Golubev, 290 metri di distanza

Galician square in Lviv

H: Galician square - Lviv

di Andrey Golubev, 300 metri di distanza

Galician square - Lviv

I: Lviv - Taras Shevchenko Monument

di Rafal Tarnas, 310 metri di distanza

Lviv - Taras Shevchenko Monument

J: Liberty Avenue - Lviv

di Andrey Golubev, 310 metri di distanza

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Text by Steve Smith.

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