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Lvov is an ancient city of unique cultural traditions and of unspeakable charming beauty. Annually the local people enjoy numerous exciting events and fests. The Annual City Beer Festival, the Day of Batyar, the Annual Wine and Cheese Fest, the feast of pampukh are the most exciting events. Apart of these the city presents events for true music lovers, the fans of gastronomic tourism and for those wishing to enjoy city culture and get some unique souvenirs.
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Annually the city of Lvov is visited by thousands of beer fans. During the Annual City Beer Festival anybody gets a chance not only to try the best sorts of beer but to find out the secrets of its brewing. Within the event great many of exhibitions, lectures and master-classes are held. Expert brewers eagerly share their experience with the public. Another exciting national feast is the Day of Batyar. In the middle of 19th century the batyars were called the street artists performing in the streets of the city the exciting and bright music and dancing shows.
The culture of street artists was a marked contrast to that one characteristic to the edge of the 19th – 20th centuries. Rhythmic music and dancing, original suits and unusual themes of the songs, audacious humor and untranslatable pun have always attracted to the performances many visitors. The batyars or the musician-humorists are still among the main symbols of Lvov. Tourists wishing to get to know the batyars and their culture better should visit Lvov in the beginning of May. The main festive events are held on the Lvov Market Square.
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The name of the Annual Wine and Cheese Fest speaks for itself – this is a genuine paradise for gourmands. The cheese is one of the most favorite ethnic delicacies. Local cheese factories produce the special cheese sorts following the ancient recipes. Regardless of the fact that Lvov does not rate now among significant wine-producing areas, the wine is still the favorite drink of local people. The golden age of Lvov winemaking fell at the end of the 17th century. Then the largest part of the city was occupied with vineyards. As a renowned merchant center Lvov attracted international producers thus local people got the rarest sorts of European wines for sale.
In course of time the climate of the city changed and the vineyards ceased cropping as before however the local folks have preserved the passion to the exquisite wine. In their opinion neither food except cheese can help accentuate the taste and flavor of astonishing wines. The feast of pampukh is the same exiting gastronomy fest being totally dedicated to the ethnic treat – the pampushki (or Russian donuts).
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