Lviv is steeped in history -this is a well known fact – but 300 years beats many world records. 1715 is as far back as historians have gone to mark the beginnings of Lviv as a city. However , excavations show a much older centre dating back to medieval times and beyond.
Recently construction bulldozers have dug up a very ancient underground city with arched passages, small dwellings and stairs all made of ancient brick. Unfortunately the plan is to land fill this site and build yet another hotel over it ( Krakivska St. One block west of Ploshta Rynok) .
As Lviv restores it’s Austro-Hungarian architecture it must as well take into account .the treasures that lye below.