Re: Lemberg/Lwow/Lviv 1849/1853 Cadastral Map on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #galicia

Igor Holyboroda

Some remark:

1. At present Lviv citadel is not a ruin but in a respectively good
condition, only one smaller tower was ruined. In the other
Maximilian towers there are hotel and stocks of Lviv sci library
(Stefanyk library); one tower was restored but at the moment is
not in use. In the central fortified barracks there is a bank.

2. For sure the citadel may have not been shown on the map for
the security reasons. At the same time the map was created in
1849. At that time the construction of citadel was only planned
(after the "Spring of Nations" rebellion) or it was just started. So
probably there was only the construction site at that place.

Igor Holyboroda

"- the Citadelle, today an archive and prominent military ruin
above the city on a hill SSW of the town center, curiously blank of
buildings and roads on the map; perhaps it was mapped on a
separate sheet now lost, or perhaps it was blank for reasons of
military security."

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