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Colors of Lviv - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Lviv Opera House Lvov is an ancient city of unique cultural traditions and of unspeakable charming beauty. Annually the local people enjoy numerous exciting events and fests. The Annual City Beer Festival, the Day of Batyar, the Annual Wine and Cheese Fest, the feast of pampukh are the most exciting events. Apart of these the city presents events for true music lovers, the fans of gastronomic tourism and for those wishing to enjoy city culture and get some unique souvenirs.
The best part of city sights is concentrated in the central district of the city. Rambling is the best way for tourists to explore the historic area of the city of Lvov. Tourists should … Open
Annually the city of Lvov is visited by thousands of beer fans. During the Annual City Beer Festival anybody gets a chance not only to try the best sorts of beer but to find out the secrets of its brewing. Within the event great many of exhibitions, lectures and master-classes are held. Expert brewers eagerly share their experience with the public. Another exciting national feast is the Day of Batyar. In the middle of 19th century the batyars were called the street artists performing in the streets of the city the exciting and bright music and dancing shows.
The culture of street artists was a marked contrast to that one characteristic to the edge of the 19th – 20th centuries. Rhythmic music and dancing, original suits and unusual themes of the songs, audacious humor and untranslatable pun have always attracted to the performances many visitors. The batyars or the musician-humorists are still among the main symbols of Lvov. Tourists wishing to get to know the batyars and their culture better should visit Lvov in the beginning of May. The main festive events are held on the Lvov Market Square. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Upscale nightclubs, shopping and entertainment centers, scale markets, scenic parks and large sport complexes are the minor part of the entertainments Lvov offers to its visitors. … Open
The name of the Annual Wine and Cheese Fest speaks for itself – this is a genuine paradise for gourmands. The cheese is one of the most favorite ethnic delicacies. Local cheese factories produce the special cheese sorts following the ancient recipes. Regardless of the fact that Lvov does not rate now among significant wine-producing areas, the wine is still the favorite drink of local people. The golden age of Lvov winemaking fell at the end of the 17th century. Then the largest part of the city was occupied with vineyards. As a renowned merchant center Lvov attracted international producers thus local people got the rarest sorts of European wines for sale.
Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Lviv In course of time the climate of the city changed and the vineyards ceased cropping as before however the local folks have preserved the passion to the exquisite wine. In their opinion neither food except cheese can help accentuate the taste and flavor of astonishing wines. The feast of pampukh is the same exiting gastronomy fest being totally dedicated to the ethnic treat – the pampushki (or Russian donuts).
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Lviv
♥   St. George Ukrainian Cathedral, Lviv (Львів), 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Armenian Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Lviv (Львів), 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Church of the Holy Trinity, Zhovkva (Жовква), 24.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit, Potelych (Потелич), 52.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cerkiew św. Paraskewy, Radruż, 57.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Drohobych (Дрогóбич), 64.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Lviv
♥   Castle 'Lviv High Castle' , 3.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Stare Selo Castle' , 20.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Zhovkva Castle' , 24.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Svirzh Castle' , 37 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of Ukraine

While meeting with unfamiliar and little-known persons, men shake hands, sometimes even buddies and friends greet this way. Shaking hands in gloves is not common. More often, during the greeting, close friends pat each other on the shoulders and back. Women who have not known long can shake hands. Men and women in official situations exchange handshakes too. Women welcome close acquaintances of both sexes with a kiss on the cheek. In public transport, Ukrainians are expected to give way to women with little children or heavy bags, pregnant women, elderly people of both sexes and people with disabilities. Ukrainians usually surround elderly people with honor, as it has been established from time immemorial. … Open
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Lviv

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Lviv. Learn the best periods to visit Lviv to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Lviv.
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