This Neo-Renaissance architectural treasure once belonged to the powerful Potocki family, one of Central Europe’s most influential clans. Alfred Józef Potocki, then Minister-President of Austria, commissioned a renowned French architect, who designed this grand Lviv townhouse in the style of an ornate French hôtel particulier. Potocki Palace features three impressive halls adorned with marble fireplaces, moldings and ornate mirrors. The imposing 19th-century building is commonly known as a wedding palace since it once served as a civil registry office and it’s still a popular venue for weddings and special events. Today Potocki Palace is a branch of the Lviv Art Gallery with exhibits of European paintings from the 14th – 18th centuries. When you visit, make time to walk in the palace’s garden to see its collection of miniature castles including reproductions Lviv’s High Castle and the castles of the Golden Horseshoe. Photography inside the museum is prohibited.
Potocki Palace is located in downtown Lviv, steps from Prospect Svobody and a 5-minute walk from historic Rynok Square. The Lviv Art Palace, a popular venue for exhibits and performances, is located right next door.
|Potocki Palace (Палац Потоцьких)|
|Visiting Hours:||Tue.-Sat. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.; closed Mon.|
|Admission Price:||1 to 2 EURO (Cash only)|
|Groups Tours:||3 EURO – 5 EURO|
|Visitor Info:||Group tour or Guide Recommended|
|Time to Visit:||1 to 2 hours|
|Address:||15, Kopernyka St., Lviv, Ukraine, 79000|
|Tel.:||+38 (032) 298 6799; Tour booking: +38 (032) 261 4145|