Lviv Arsenal

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Arsenal Museum in Lviv

The City Arsenal (Ukrainian: Львівський міський арсенал, Miskiy arsenal, Polish: Arsenał Miejski we Lwowie) is the oldest of three historic arsenal buildings in Lviv, Ukraine. The other two are the Royal Arsenal and Sieniawski Arsenal. It is a rectangular two-storey structure with a miniature octagonal tower on the north side.[1] The building, in its present shape, was erected in 1554–56 above a 14th-century structure of unknown function.[1] It was formerly attached to the city walls and featured a torture chamber. The arsenal building was blown up by the Swedes during the Great Northern War but was subsequently restored. At present it houses an armoury museum.


  1. ^ a b Памятники градостроительства и архитектуры Украинской ССР, 4 volumes, Kyiv: Будівельник, 1983–86, the article on Арсенал міський (online)

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Coordinates: 49°50′29″N 24°02′08″E / 49.8413°N 24.0355°E / 49.8413; 24.0355 Lviv Arsenal Museum website (with detailed exposition description in English)