The largest city in the Prykarpattia region is named after the famous artist, public and political figure Ivan Franko. Ivano-Frankivsk is so compact that looks like a puppet city.
The city was founded in 1662, but the date of the merger of Zabolottia and Kniahyhnyn settlements into one city is not known exactly. In fact, in 1662, Stanislaviv received the Magdeburg Right.
The Ivano-Frankivsk City Hall is very unique: it is the only one in Europe that has a helmeted dome, which is also gilded, and it is one of the few functional-style structures in Ukraine.