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Pharmacy Museum, Lviv

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Take a tour of Pharmacy Museum, the oldest pharmacy in town, with a collection of 2,000 medical items dating as far back as 4,000 years. Opened in 1966, this 16-room exposition takes up residence in a building that was a drugstore in 1735. Observe the facade featuring bas-reliefs of the Greek god of medicine and his daughter, the goddess of health. View a ceiling painted by Viennese masters in the 19th century. The rich collection inside features antique pharmaceutical appliances, manuscripts, and dishes. You'll also see one-of-a-kind scales from the 18th century, as well as an ancient symbol of medicine--a bowl with a snake. Visit the site's alchemy workshop in a mysterious underground chamber. With our international travel planner, Lviv attractions like Pharmacy Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • There were so many people that it was almost impossible to squeeze. We saw only the booth with the scrubs and a few antique cash registers. They liked it. Saw the hand press. That's all!
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  • Very good place to visit, to see how old pharmacies looked, what containers they used to keep all kinds of cures. You can see old cabinets where drugs were kept, old instruments used in pharmacies lon...  more »
  • Ancient Pharmacy Museum, which prepares iron wine, very useful for blood, which is excellent raises hemoglobin. All the shelves are tired of ancient minzours and devices, miraculously preserved to this day! The museum staff conducts fascinating excursions to the inner halls and catacombs... And here reveals its secrets is a mysterious place! It is interesting to know that in the Middle Ages the functions of healers and pharmacists were assigned to local healers and monks, who were well educated and used not only recipes inherited, but also Achievements of the THEN science!!! The utensils are mainly made of pure copper, mortar, porcelain, tools worthy of the right-to-date scalpel, tongs and clamps! And what mystical shadows slip through the corridors of the dungeon... Brrrrr I recommend to visit!!!
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