Quite often Chernivtsi is called “the arcane capital of Europe”. During the centuries world-famous writers and poets, singers and actors, architects and artists found a place for themselves here. They belonged to different nations - Germans, Austrians, Poles, Romanians, Jews, Armenians, Ukrainians etc., however, such intermix of cultures and traditions created a special atmosphere of tolerance in the city and influenced the language of its inhabitants, local cuisine and general outlook of its citizens.
On the state keeping of this small city there are more than 700 sites of cultural heritage. The Residence of Bukovynian and Dalmatian Metropolitans included into the UNESCO World Heritage List is rightly considered to be a pearl of architecture.