Lviv is famous for .the concept of the “Passage”. This is a passage way leading to another street or to an inner courtyard. This walk ways also lead to entrances of buildings such as in the photo shown here at #35 Svododa – a lviv apartment. Many of these passages are testimonies to the glory of the Austro- Hungarian style that predominates Lviv architecture.
As shown here, many passages are decorated with classical masks and columns. Unfortunately, many are still in disrepair and in desperate need of restoration which will hopefully happen soon.