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    Galician Market: The Oldest Market

    by hunterV Updated Nov 27, 2014

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    Galician Market is the oldest one in Lviv. It was built in 1894.
    The market includes a lot of agricultural stores (meat and fish) and kiosks as well as industrial goods (clothes, shoes) and food stores.
    The walking space is tiny indeed, so be careful and do not break the stalls.
    I enjoyed the flower market located at the entrance to Galician Market.

    What to buy: food & drink, meat, bread, clothes and shoes - and flowers

    What to pay: UAH 50 and up

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    Southern Market: Next to the Airport

    by hunterV Updated Nov 25, 2014

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    Southern Market is a huge shopping, service and entertainment center located in the southern part of Lviv not far from Lviv International Airport.
    Southern Market includes a dozen of big shopping malls: Ukraine, Volodymyr, Europe, Galicia, Central, Kalyna, Gallery, Maximum, Olympic, Novinka, Wedding House, Boodmarket, Megamarket of Light, Carpathians, Alley of Europe, Food, Metro, Expo Bood, Auto and Bike Center.
    Also, there are a lot of small stores there, a hotel, spa centers, restaurants and cafés, even a nightclub.
    Also, there is a church opposite Southern Market. It is called Church of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God and it belongs to the Ukrainian Autocephaly Church.
    Please take a look at the market's picture gallery.

    What to buy: food and drink, clothes, souvenirs, shoes, etc.

    What to pay: UAH 50 and up

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    Flee Market: Ivan Fiodorov Square

    by hunterV Written Nov 23, 2014

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    The area around Ivan Fiodorov monument has become a huge flee market where books and antiques can be bought.
    The market is located to the right of the entrance to Assumption Church and in front of an old building that houses the state archives now.
    As history tells us, Ivan Fiodorov was invited by Assumption Fraternity to Lviv from Moscow. He settled in Lviv and published the first ABC Book and the Apostle in thousands of copies and with great quality here.

    What to buy: books & antiques

    What to pay: UAH 50 and up

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    Yurashky: Reviving Old Traditions

    by hunterV Updated Nov 21, 2014

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    Yurashky Gingerbread Workshop is a new store in Lviv located in Krakivska Street not far from Market Square.
    Here you can choose gingerbread souvenirs to take home with you. Their offer is great: from small ones to huge compositions of edible souvenirs depicting the sights of Lviv.
    The name Yurashka came from St.George's Cathedral that is called SobOr SviaTOho YuRA in Ukrainain (syllables in capital letters are stressed). Yura is how local people used to call their revered saint St.George the Dragon Slayer. Such gingerbread, called after St.George, was very popular with locals and visitors of Lviv during famous fairs that took place in St.George's Park located opposite the cathedral.
    Gingerbread have long been a festival tradition in this city. It was carefully kept for centuries and then forgotten in Soviet times.
    This store also offers a workshop of painting over gingerbread gifts with special edible "paint".
    Old Traditions Become Alive

    What to buy: Different gingerbread souvenirs with images of Ukraine, Lviv and other Ukrainian symbols.

    What to pay: UAH 50 and up

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    Gallery: Shopping for Souvenirs

    by hunterV Updated Nov 19, 2014

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    There are a lot of small stores around Market Square where you can buy different Ukrainian souvenirs. The choice is huge!
    You can see one souvenir store after another, and the goofs they offer do not repeat themselves, I must say.
    Good shopping, fellow travelers!

    What to buy: Ukrainian embroidered shirts and blouses, pictures, postcards, dishes and what not.

    What to pay: 50-200 UAH and more depending on your mood.

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    Dom Knigi

    by HORSCHECK Updated Oct 8, 2011

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    Probably the best selection of books in Lviv is available at the Dom Knigi (House of books).

    The building is home to several book shops which are still Soviet style. This means that the shops consist of a few counters with shop assistants whom you have to ask for the book of your choice.

    Besides all kinds of Ukrainian books, you also find many guide books and local maps in different languages here. On my fist visit to Lviv I got myself a Lviv Atlas for 8 UAH at the Dom Knigi.

    Directions:
    The Dom Knigi can be found at the north-eastern end of the Adam Mickiewitz Square.

    Address: Dom Knigi, Adam Mickiewitz pl. 8, Lviv

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    .: Souvenirs & crafts

    by toonsarah Written Jun 24, 2010

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    In a square just behind the Opera House is a small market with stalls selling traditional crafts as well as some flea-market items. It’s a good place to look for souvenirs, though like all such places you will find the quality variable and the prices likewise.

    I particularly liked the various embroidered goods such as the traditional shirts and tablecloths. I was very tempted to buy but decided to wait until I’d seen more of what was available in the city. In fact I ended up buying a lovely table-runner the next day, but in a shop on Ploscha Rynok rather than here in the market.

    My eye was also caught by some of the religious art on display. Some of the icons were lovely but most of the paintings too garish for my taste, as indeed were the non-religious ones. What caught my attention most however were several paintings of the Virgin Mary in a pose I had never before seen in a painting, natural though it is – see photo 2.

    Other souvenirs you might buy include ceramics, sheepskin slippers and t-shirts.

    What to pay: Prices are a lot cheaper than in the West, though you still need to check that you’re getting reasonable quality goods of course.

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    VARIOUS VENUES TO SHOP: LVIV SHOPPING

    by LoriPori Written Jun 18, 2010

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    With only two days in Lviv, I didn't really have a lot of time to shop, but I did find a lovely open-air Market off a side street to the right of the Opera. There were many booths selling everything from souvenirs to beautiful paintings. One booth intrigued me, as she was selling many of those cute nesting dolls - five dolls all fitting into one large wooden doll. She was asking 45 hr for them which sounded like a fair price and I almost bought one - then I asked myself, what I would do with it? and decided not to.
    Typical Ukrainian souvenirs include Ukrainian embroidered shirts and table cloths.
    Krakivsky Outdoor Market located near Bazarna Street, northwest of the Opera House, is supposed to be typical of a "Russian" style market. It is said to have mostly dry goods, like clothing and shoes, but also a Farmer's Market with fresh produce - fruits & vegetables - and meat.

    Shop selling wooden Nesting Dolls & T-shirts

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    Food markets: Fresh fruits, dairy, vegetables

    by Dabs Written Jun 14, 2010

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    I can't tell you precisely where we came across these markets but there were several in the central part of Lviv where you'll find a large room with individual shopkeepers selling all kinds of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, dairy, chocolates, cookies, pastries etc. It's not a supermarket, each individual vendor sells a very specific narrow product line. On the outside of the central market there are stalls with people selling clothes, toys, beauty products, you name it, you'll find it here.

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    Book market: Book market under the watchful eye of Ivan Fedorov

    by Dabs Updated Jun 13, 2010

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    During our self guided walking tour of Lviv we stumbled on the book market which sits in the square underneath the statue of Ivan Fedorov, one of the fathers of Ukrainian printing. It's not a very formal market, just a bunch of people with tables set up selling mostly old books and vinyl records. Of course we weren't interested in Ukrainian books or records but rather in some of the other things they were selling, old Soviet pins, hats and other trinkets. David picked up a paperweight with Yuri Gagarin, the Soviet cosmonaut that was the first man in space, on it and I picked up a pin with a cartoon character on it.

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    Krakivsky Market: Market Experience

    by lohdennis Written Nov 10, 2008

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    Based on the Lonely Planet Guide idea, I visited the Krakivsky Market because it was supposed to be typical of a "Russian" style large market. I walked to the Market by foot from the Opera House. On the entire route, the streets were being completely dugged out and under construction. I had to jump over holes, walk across planks, cross the base-level of the dug-out street the opposite side etc. Everyone else was doing the same thing with not one person a big deal about it. This would NEVER happen in New York--what a difference!!!
    The market is very large with paved walks and stands on both sides. In contrast to the farmers' market, most of the goods sold were dry goods, clothing, fabric, shoes; things that one needs for daily life. I bought three beautiful hand-woven table covering centerpiece. The vendor wanted 60 UAH apiece so I bargained and bought 3 pieces for 150 UAH (or about US$10/piece). In retrospect, I should have bought 10 at that price! They are simply beautiful. I could have spent hours shopping there but I ran out of time before my next appointment so I will be sure to visit during my next stay in Lviv.

    What to buy: Cloth, embroidered table coverings, Ukrainian folk costumes

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    Beauregard: High End Perfume Store

    by lohdennis Updated Nov 4, 2008

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    I visited a high-end Dior/Chanel/Armani perfume store on Prospect Svobody just to check out the prices. As in any large city with "chic" boutique stores, the salespeople were smartly dressed in "blackish" uniform. The interior was very similar to any of this type of store in New York City, Tokyo, or Paris. The prices were similar or higher than in New York City. Given the fact that the average annual wage is about $3000-4000 in Lviv, the relative prices are exhorbitant!!!
    The customers in general appeared relatively young and I really wondered how they could afford such luxury items. The only three possible explanations that came to my mind were that people were buying for (1) "very special occasion or person" (2) "sugardaddies" (3) there is only a few of these stores so there are enough wealthy people in Lviv (population-one million) around to keep a few of these thriving.

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    Near Rynek: Farmer's Market Shopping

    by lohdennis Written Nov 4, 2008

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    Farmers' markets were everywhere. Typically, the vendors were middle-aged to elderly women. Almost all of them had scarves on. The most prominent things on sale were vegetables, mushrooms, berries, and milk. Most vendors seem to be selling similar things. Most buyers were women. I presume people come to shop here because it's cheaper and more fresh. Apparently, these markets are open every day, not just on market days.

    Fruit Stand near Rynok Attractive farmers' market vendor Typical flower vendors Typical vegetable vendor

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    Krakivsky Market

    by HORSCHECK Updated Jul 7, 2008

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    If you like bustling outdoor markets, then you shouldn't miss a visit of Lviv's Krakivsky Market.

    It is mainly for fresh products such as fruits, vegetables and meat, but cheap clothes and all sorts of bric-a-brac can be found here as well.

    Directions:
    The Krakivsky Market is located near Bazarna Street, just about 15 minutes on foot northwest
    of the Opera House.

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    Open air market: Great place for national suvenirs

    by cold_dead_bunny Updated Apr 19, 2008

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    It is not really huge, but there you will find large assortment of true ukrainian national stuff - household things, clothes, carpets, towels, art, jewelry etc etc. And all /I guess so/ hand-made.

    Also, there lots of USSR stuff, same as (if you know) Kyiv's Andrievsky Uzviz, but about 5 times cheaper.

    What to buy: Embroidered shirts and towels, bright-colored belts and laces, bags, woolen blankets.

    I am sure you will find something for you!

    What to pay: Belts and laces - are about $3-4.
    Towels - differ in price, about $20-50.
    Shirts - $40-50.
    Woolen blankets - 40-60$

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