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

Travel informed: Useful info

  • Inhabitants : 800 thousand
  • Climate : continental
  • Best period : 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 16th century, it was entirely rebuilt by Italian architects. Its atmospheres and its being always alive, lively are suggestive.

  • How to get there: 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 every city in these areas, the Town Hall is located in the center of the (market) square. Inside there are the offices and its square-based tower very similar to a bell tower. To enjoy the beautiful panorama, you can take the lift up to 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.

  • How to get there: tram n ° 1, 2, 9, 10.
  • Hours: open from morning to evening, but for the exact times it is recommended to contact the tourist office in Lviv.
  • Ticket cost: admission 3 UAH (€ 0.47)

3 – Cathedral of San Giorgio Also
located in the market square, the Cathedral of San Giorgio is a Roman Catholic. Dating from the 16th 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.

  • How to get there: tram n ° 1, 2, 9, 10.
  • Hours: from 9:00 to 18:00
  • Ticket price: free admission

4 – Historical Museum
The historical museum of Lviv 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. alone. Obligatory stop if you are passing through the city.

  • How to get there: tram n ° 1, 2, 9, 10.
  • Hours: from 9:00 to 18:00
  • Ticket price: free admission

5 – Staroselskiy Castle
Once a fortress, today the Staroselskiy Castle represents the highest point from which to enjoy a wonderful view over 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 one in stone that is certainly much more resistant. . Observing the city from this height is truly a unique spectacle.

  • How to get there: tram n ° 10
  • Hours: from 9:00 to 18:00
  • Ticket price: free admission

6 – Opera Theater
One of the most famous and renowned theaters of Urcaina, the Lviv Opera was built between 1897 and 1900. 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 it is necessary to go one hour before the start of the show and show the ticket.

  • How to get there: 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.
  • Hours: 1 hour before the start of the theatrical performance
  • Ticket cost: depending on the show you choose

7 – Apteka Museum
The Apteka 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 palace 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.

  • How to get there: tram n ° 1, 2, 9, 10
  • Hours: every day from 10.00 to 14.00
  • Ticket cost: € 0.31

8 – Dormition Church
The Dormition Church 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 fascinating structure, also its colorful roofs that show a more lively side of Lviv that sometimes remains hidden behind more rigid and austere buildings.

  • How to get there: tram n ° 1, 2, 9, 10 to the market square (where it is located)
  • Hours: every day from 09.00 to 19.00
  • Ticket cost: free visit

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

  • How to get there: tram n ° 1, 2, 9, 10
  • Hours: 09.00 – 18.00
  • Ticket price: € 2.46 adults, € 1.23 women, children and seniors

10 – Prospekt Svobody
Photo of Сергій. Charming and historic avenue . Rich in buildings and streets, it is the backdrop to the Poltva river that flows under it. Built on the remains of the old 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.

  • How to get there: tram n ° 1, 2, 9
  • Hours: always open
  • Ticket cost: free visit

Plan your stay in Lviv: Flight, Hotel and Tour
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, as indeed, all the other activities in Lviv that are not. an absolutely expensive city. It is recommended that you always wear sneakers and comfortable clothing. Better to choose a hotel in the center.

  • Low cost flights: Cheap flights starting from € 139.87 – check the offers
  • Where to sleep: from € 45.00 per night – see the offers
  • Recommended cards, tickets and tours: a guided tour of Lviv
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