Market Square (Rynok Square)

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Market Square (Rynok Square)
Rynok Square is located at the exact center of historic Lviv. In some ways, the square is quite typical, an elemental part of the arrangement of any European historical town of its type. Yet each town square bears its own singular architectural markers which prove crucial in lending a city its particular identity. Among “walled cities”, Market Square was the largest of these urban areas in which the civil, political, and social functions of city residents were concentrated – home to an endless array of activities and events. At the Square’s center sits the city’s most recognizable structure – and home of the City Council – the Town Hall (Ukr., ratusha). The square encompassed the most highly valued properties within the city, residences constructed for Lviv’s wealthiest families by noted architects of the day.
R. Yakymenko
R. Yakymenko
Center for Urban History of East Central Europe
Львів. Площа Ринок

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ID: 02763
City: Chernivtsi
Date: 1904
Format: 90х140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Schaar & Dathe, Trier
Copyright: Library of the Institute of Ethnology, Lviv
Subject: Czernowitz, Austriaplatz, Austriastatue, prison, people
ID: 09701
City: Lviv
Date: 1952-1955
Format: 11х17 сm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Juriy Zaverbnyj
Subject: Square, buildings, architecture, trading, transport, people
ID: 03328
City: Brody
Date: 1910
Format: 90х140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Feliks West, Brody
Copyright: Brody Museum of History and Ethnography
Subject: Rynok, people
ID: 01039
City: Lviv
Date: 1964
Format: 23x17 сm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Mykhailo Tsimerman
Subject: Rynok square, cathedral, gas lantern, paving, people
ID: 00519
City: Lviv
Date: 1941-1944
Format: Unknown
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Taras Pinyazhko
Subject: Mariacka Square, fountain with Virgin MaryStatue, buildings, tram, passers-by, military man
ID: 03906
City: Lviv
Date: 1965-1972
Format: 15х10 cm
Creator: Leonid Zapadenko
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Leonid Zapadenko
Subject: Square, public garden, church, buildings, tram stop, people
ID: 02945
City: Lviv
Date: 1945-1950
Format: Unknown
Creator: Volodymyr Melnyk
Publisher: Publishing House "Centr Europy", Lviv
Copyright: Ihor Melnyk
Subject: Southern side of Rynok square and Ruska steet, Korniakta tower, St. Michael church, tram, people
ID: 01411
City: Lviv
Date: 1894-1904
Format: 11x17 cm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: Mariacka Square, flowerbed, Virgin Mary statue, city buildings, electric lamp-posts
ID: 03223
City: Lviv
Date: 1907-1910
Format: 90x140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Leopold Weisz, Budapest
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: Marijska square, buildings, fountain, lanterns, people