Lviv lies in western Ukraine, close to the border to Poland. After changing nationality several times in the past, the city became an important cultural center of Ukraine. Apart from different Universities you can find the philharmonic orchestra and the Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Despite its turbulent history, the heart of the city is still well preserved and forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. When you go to Lviv, make sure you visit the Market (Rynok) Square. The old buildings and the cobblestone streets make you feel travelling in the historical past.