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Sightseeing in Lviv - what to see. Complete travel guide

Lvov is a magnificent place. This is one of the richest cities of Ukraine in terms of architecture and culture. Lvov is widely known in Europe. It is even called "pearl" of Eastern Europe due to its uniqueness and beauty. Lvov conquers even most hard-to-please visitors and tourists keep the memories of it long after the visit.
Discovering the architecture of Lviv from bird's eye view! Lviv City Hall, Latin Cathedral, St. George Cathedral, Dormition Church, Arena Lviv, all those monuments are defining the image of Lviv … Open
Travellers will find numerous architectural monuments, museums, theaters, ancient churches in Lvov. Everything here is simply soaked in uniqueness. There are also many cafes and restaurants that are located right on the crossing cobbled streets of the city. Among the main sights of this place are Lvov Opera House, Gunpowder Tower, City Hall on Market Square, the Dominican church, Lychakiv cemetery and many other attractions and sights.
In the old part of city is located Market Square. All four sides of the square are surrounded by 44 houses referring to different styles and periods (Baroque, Renaissance, Empire). These buildings have undergone numerous restorations and renovations, but their cellars have retained the elements of Gothic architecture of XV-XVI centuries. Lychakiv cemetery, which was founded in 1786, is known as a historical and memorial museum complex featuring works of famous architects and sculptors. Tourists may certainly find much interesting in visiting Shevchekovsky gai, Pharmacy-Museum, the city arsenal, research library, kostels and churches. Here are also located museums dedicated to art, history, brewing, ethnography, ancient Ukrainian books, and more. In order to get acquainted with the real Ukrainian spirit, you should definitely visit the underground of Lvov, as well as get some rest cafes and restaurants decorated in ethnic style. Copyright
Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Church of Transfiguration, Bernardine Church and Monastery, Lviv Railway Station, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Lviv … Open
An outstanding architectural monument is the Potocki Palace. At the end of the 19th century, it belonged to a wealthy count family. This palace was built in 1880, by famous Polish architects. The unique architectural appearance of the magnificent palace is preserved. The palace is surrounded by a flourishing garden, so many prefer to visit the architectural monument in the warm season.
The historical facility of an earlier period is the Korniakt Palace, which is considered a true example of the Renaissance style. The palace was built in the 16th century for a wealthy Greek merchant, whose name he still bears. At the time of completion of the construction, this palace was officially considered the most luxurious in the city. Among its main features is the charming Italian courtyard. By design, it is very similar to the classic patio, which can be seen in Florence. Now in the palace, there is a museum as well as a restaurant. In summer, part of its tables is served in the courtyard.
In Lviv, tourists with children just do not have to be bored. Many of them start the excursion program with a visit to the zoo “Limpopo”. This zoo has a collection of animals from all … Open
A very interesting historical site is the House of Scientists, which was built in one of the central streets of Lviv, back in the late 19th century. Originally, in this spectacular building, the entrance to which is decorated with sculptures in antique style, was located a casino. In 1948, the beautiful building was occupied by one of the organizations of the educational sphere, in whose charge the building is now.
Lviv Opera House Among the religious monuments of Lviv, is the St. George’s Cathedral. It was built in the 14th century on the site of a destroyed old church. This cathedral is a fairly large architectural complex with beautiful terraces, a garden, as well as the Metropolitan’s Palace and chapter’s house.
Travelers wishing to try the dishes of Ukrainian cuisine in their genuine design and recipe should set off to the Veronika restaurant. This is a romantic and cozy inn featuring its own … Open
One of the most unusual and impressive is the Armenian Cathedral. It was also built in the 14th century and is located in the historic district of the city. In the 12th century, the old Armenian Church was located, on the spot where the cathedral was built. Now the medieval cathedral attracts tourists with its incredible decoration. Elements of medieval art, interesting religious artifacts and jewelry made of wood, are preserved in it.
Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Lviv Admirers of unusual excursions should go to the Lontsky Street, where the old prison is located. Until 1991, there was a pre-trial detention center here and in 2009, an interesting thematic museum was opened in its building. The exhibits of the museum are housed directly in old prison cells.
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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
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Lviv
♥   National Park 'Yavorivskyi' , 22.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Park Krajobrazowy Puszczy Solskiej' , 92.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Południoworoztoczański Park Krajobrazowy' , 95.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Szczebrzeszyński Park Krajobrazowy' , 112.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Synevyr' , 137.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Lviv and around
♥   Art museum 'Lviv National Art Gallery' Lviv, 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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You can also see powerful supporting columns and polychrome paintings preserved on the walls, as well as a beautiful Baroque altar in the hall. A very beautiful two-story gallery is located in the western part of the synagogue. Restoration of the religious monument is still ongoing. Zholkovskaya Synagogue is located in the heart of the picturesque historic district. Many other outstanding attractions and cultural sites are located near it. … Read further
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