10 Things to see in Lviv (Lviv) in Ukraine

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Lviv, better known as Lviv, is a Ukrainian city that few people know about yet. Perhaps the books of Joseph Roth that talk about it help us, but few other details allow us to know this fascinating one city ​​on the border with Poland. Yet Lviv impresses with its Habsburg architecture and its orderly charm, with its wide streets and typical streets of Central-Eastern European cities.
There are not a few corners where the memory of a fierce war is still alive that has affected more than in other areas.

Despite this, visiting this city is pleasant and interesting for both adult and young tourists who are now approaching their adventure to discover the world. Between palaces and charming streets, there are at least 10 Things to see in Lviv Ukraine.



Index

  1. Travel informed: Useful info
  2. Market Square
  3. Town Hall Tower
  4. St. George's Cathedral
  5. Historical Museum
  6. Staroselskiy Castle
  7. Opera House
  8. Apteka Museum
  9. Dormition Church
  10. Arena Lviv
  11. Prospekt Svobody
  12. User questions and comments

Travel informed: Useful info

  • Inhabitants: 800 thousand
  • Weather: continental
  • Best time: from mid-May to mid-September
  • Airport: Lviv Airport, IATA code: LWO
  • Location: 49°48'45"N 23°57'22"E
  • Local currency: hryvnia (UAH), € 1,00 = 32,0412 hryvnia

1 - Market square

The market square, called Ploscha Rynok, is the beating heart of the city. Fascinating with its Town Hall tower and black house, its fountains dedicated to the pagan gods and its many museums to visit. Destroyed by a fire in the th century, it was entirely rebuilt by Italian architects. Its atmospheres and its being always alive, lively are suggestive.



  • tram n ° 1, 2, 9, 10. If you arrive from the central train station it is recommended to get on n ° 1.
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2 - Town Hall Tower

As in any city in these areas, the town hall it is located in the center of the (market) square. Inside there are the offices and his square base tower very similar to a bell tower. To enjoy the beautiful panorama you can take the lift up to the height of the offices, then it is mandatory to walk along wooden stairs which then, in the last short stretch, become a chicciola. Despite the somewhat tiring climb, the view deserves to be admired.

  • tram n ° 1, 2, 9, 10.
  • It can be visited from morning to evening, but for exact times it is recommended to contact the Lviv tourist office.
  • admission 3 UAH (€ 0,47)

3 - Cathedral of San Giorgio

Also located in the Market square, the St. George's Cathedral he is a Roman Catholic. Dating back to the th century, it is an interesting example of Gothic architecture. There are many things to see inside, but one of the most interesting, among the sacred ones, is the Boyim chapel and its very fascinating stone carvings especially for the most curious tourists to discover historical information on the cities visited.


  • tram n ° 1, 2, 9, 10.
  • by 9: 00 18 to: 00
  • free entry

4 - Historical Museum

Il historical museum of Lviv it is also called Kornjaktaora house. Also overlooking the Market Square which represents the nerve center of the city, here you can discover more details on the history of Lviv, from its foundation to the present day, without forgetting the dark period of the war that characterized all of Ukraine and beyond. only. Obligatory stop if you are passing through the city.


  • tram n ° 1, 2, 9, 10.
  • by 9: 00 18 to: 00
  • free entry

5 - Staroselskiy Castle

Once a fortress, today the Staroselskiy Castle represents the highest point from which to enjoy a wonderful view of the city. Structure built between the thirteenth and nineteenth centuries, it was one of the major defenses of the Ukrainian city, over the centuries it has been destroyed and rebuilt several times, for this reason its wooden structure has gradually transformed into a much more resistant stone one. . Observing the city from this height is truly a unique sight.

  • tram n ° 10
  • by 9: 00 18 to: 00
  • free entry

6 - Opera House

One of the most famous and renowned theaters of Urcaina, l'Lviv Opera it was built between 1897 and 1900. A period in which the works became more difficult also due to the presence of the former marshes of the submerged Poltva river. Almost totally intact after the events that hit the city, today it can be visited in all its splendor. By purchasing a ticket for one of the shows, you are entitled to a visit to the theater. To participate, you must go one hour before the start of the show and show your ticket.


  • from the historic center at the Rynok stop, get on bus n ° 31 to the Severyna Nalyvaika stop, then walk to the theater for 350 meters following the signs for the theater.
  • 1 hour before the start of the play
  • depending on the show you choose

7 - Apteka Museum

L'pharmacy is a pharmaceutical museum that testifies to the excellence of Ukraine and specifically of the city in pharmaceutical production. In addition to the museum inside the building there is also the oldest pharmacy in Lviv. Many tourists do not do without this stop in the historic center of the city, once again in the market square.


  • tram n ° 1, 2, 9, 10
  • daily from the 10.00 14.00
  • € 0,31

8 - Church of the Dormition

La dormition church it is Orthodox and is a sacred architectural complex in the Renaissance style. It consists of the church, the chapel of the three hierarchs and the Kornyakt tower. Striking beyond its very charming structure, also its colorful roofs that show a livelier side of Lviv that sometimes remains hidden behind more rigid and austere buildings.

  • tram n ° 1, 2, 9, 10 to the market square (where it is located)
  • daily from the 09.00 19.00
  • free visit

9 - Arena Lviv

Football lovers will appreciate this stadium which was inaugurated on November 15, 2011 with a lavish ceremony and the Ukraine-Austria match. Purpose-built to host the 2012 European football championships, L 'Lviv arena it represents the most important sports complex in the city and also the largest. From 2014 to 2016, due to the internal unrest in eastern Ukraine due to the war, it hosted Shakhtar matches.

  • tram n ° 1, 2, 9, 10
  • 09.00 - 18.00
  • € 2,46 adults, € 1,23 women, children and the elderly

10 - Prospekt Svobody

Avenue charming and historic. Rich in buildings and streets, it is the backdrop to the Poltva river flowing underneath. Made on the remains of the old ones walls demolished in 1777, over the years, like almost all cities in Eastern Europe, it has changed many names until it has what it has today. Dedicated to Freedom, it is a place that deserves the time and attention of any tourist.

  • tram n ° 1, 2, 9
  • always open
  • free visit

Plan your stay in Lviv: Flight, Hotel and Tour

Il tourism in Lviv is still young, although there are many attractions to discover, it is still a city not very famous for tourists who are slowly populating it for their holidays. It is not big so it is easily walkable, but if you prefer public transport, there is a great tram service that serves all the city areas and it is cheap, like all the other activities in Lviv that is not. an absolutely expensive city. It is recommended to always wear sneakers and comfortable clothing. Better to choose a hotel in the center.

  • Cheap flights starting from € 139,87
  • from € 45,00 per night -
  • guided tour of Lviv

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