Lviv downtown spoke primarily in Polish or German in the medieval period. Ukrainians usually settled in the suburbs. Nevertheless, even in those days "not many Ruthenians, but a lot of Rus" were in Lviv. City walls, the palaces of gentry and the houses of burghers, cathedrals and monasteries were built oftenly by the Ukrainian hands and under significant influence of Ukrainian artistic and religious traditions.
The fortune — a cruel and fair — decided so, that even in the most difficult times for the Ukraine, Galicia and Lviv preserved Ukrainian culture, language and traditions.
It is aware, visiting numerous churches of Lviv — encient, Ukrainian by the spirit and embodiment; examining beautiful buildings of Ukrainian Modern; admiring the rich and unique exhibits of Lviv artistic and memorial museums belonging to Ukrainian heritage.
The Yard of Uspenska church, 9 Pidvalna street