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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. Take a look at our Lviv trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Pharmacy Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Although many visitors to Lviv stay near the relatively expensive town center, the city offers plenty of budget-friendly options within walking distance of this central district. Guesthouses and small hostels provide simple but tidy rooms with luggage storage and free Wi-Fi. Alternatively, look for mid-range hotels near public bus stops, where you'll have quick access to the major sights at considerably less cost than the centrally located boutique hotels.
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  • Nice museum. Obviously you need a guided tour. Loads of exhibits and loads of information. I'd recommend.  more »
  • I was really excited about visiting the museum, but I was kind of disappointed in the end. It's small and you probably need to book a tour to actually enjoy it...  more »
  • Very interesting. It's a real pharmacy, but underground you can see really old remedies and it's pretty cool. Also, very cheap tickets.  more »
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  • The Pharmacy Museum in Lviv was founded in 1795 and since then it has not stopped its activity, selling medicines of its own production. It is a unique historical landmark. Nowadays drugs are no longer produced here, but they are easily and easily accessible to everyone. Here you will find rooms with pharmacy utensils: originally packed with bottles, scales, laboratory tools.
  • Experienced the journey to the Middle Ages. Many rooms of the pharmacy history from alchemy to herbs medicine. Must visit.
  • A good museum of Pharmacy in Lviv, you can see old bottles of medicines of the 19th century, cream boxes, syrup bottles, cosmetic boxes, ...You can also pay for an excursion in the underground with the guide for more informations about the history of pharmacy in this town. I am a pharmacist and I liked this place, it was cool. You can also see a real pharmacy in it with actual medicines, so creative.
  • Historical and great underground tour.
  • Check out the atmosphere of medieval pharmacy :) take an underground tour.