Lviv Arsenal

The City Arsenal (Ukrainian: Львівський міський арсенал, Miskiy arsenal, Polish: Arsenał Miejski we Lwowie) is the oldest of three historic arsenal buildings in Lviv, Ukraine. The other two are the Royal Arsenal and Sieniawski Arsenal. It is a rectangular two-storey structure with a miniature octagonal tower on the north side.[1] The building, in its present shape, was erected in 1554–56 above a 14th-century structure of unknown function.[1] It was formerly attached to the city walls and featured a torture chamber. The arsenal building was blown up by the Swedes during the Great Northern War but was subsequently restored. At present it houses an armoury museum.

Arsenal Museum in Lviv

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Памятники градостроительства и архитектуры Украинской ССР, 4 volumes, Kyiv: Будівельник, 1983–86, the article on Арсенал міський (online)

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 49°50′29″N 24°02′08″E / 49.8413°N 24.0355°E / 49.8413; 24.0355 Lviv Arsenal Museum website (with detailed exposition description in English)