Adam Mickiewicz Square Lviv Reviews
Adam Mickiewicz Square Apr 05, 2017
Adam Mickiewicz Square is located downtown between Virgin Mary Square and Galician Square. The square got its name in 1944 and was called Virgin Mary Square before.
The monument to Adam Mickiewicz, the national poet of Poland, was erected here in 1904.
Sculptor Antoni Sulima Popiel created the monument as a massive column with a sculpture of the poet whom Genius is giving a lyre.
There are several historical buildings in this square: George Hotel, former Europe Hotel (now Ukreximbank building, Jonasz Sprecher building at 8 Adam Mickiewicz Square (a Galician skyscraper completed in 1921). Sprecher building is sometimes called the Titanic of Lviv owing to its huge and impressive scale and design.
George Hotel at 1 Adam Mickiewicz Square is a historical building in downtown Lviv. It was built in 1901 according to the design of Vienna architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer. This four-storey hotel was designed in Neo-Renaissance style. The hotel building is adorned by allegorical sculptures of continents: Europe, Asia, America and Australia. Also, you can see a bas relief of St.George over the main façade of the building. The bas relief was designed by Antoni Popiel after the sketches of Leonard Markoni.
In Soviet times the hotel was called Intourist and was designed for foreign tourists. Its restaurant used to be a fashionable place in Lviv then. In 1995 the hotel got back its historical name. Website: http://www.georgehotel.com.ua
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