Ukrainian Musician Playing Bandura in Lviv Rynok Square

by | Jul 26, 2019 | Music | 0 comments

One summer evening in Lviv, Ukraine, while walking in Rynok Square, I discovered a young Ukrainian man playing the bandura. The bandura is a traditional Ukrainian folk instrument with 56 to 68 strings! Someone who plays the bandura is called a bandurist. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the often blind musicians who played the bandura were kobzars.

About Rynok Square
Rynok Square, located in the heart of Lviv’s historic old town, is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Dating back to the 14th century, the square is surrounded by beautifully preserved buildings, many of which feature intricate facades and ornate decorations. Visitors to Rynok Square can admire the stunning architecture, which includes examples of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque styles, as well as enjoy the numerous cafes, restaurants, and shops that line the streets. In the center of the square stands a large fountain, which is a popular meeting spot for locals and tourists alike. With its vibrant atmosphere and rich history, Rynok Square is a must-visit destination for anyone exploring Lviv.


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