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Lviv Things to Do

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  • Picasso Club

    Is Pablo Picasso in Lviv?! The artist died in Paris, but is still alive in Lviv. Ask how this is possible, answer is the oldest nightclub of the city. Pablo Picasso lives here. The special atmosphere of the club accurately conveys the style of the artist's life. His originality and love of art and women. There you will be able to: • See a unique...

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  • Jugendstil in L´viv

    As many former Austro Hungarian towns, L´viv has its share of Jugendstil buildings (quite a lot in need of repair), with a concentation of them in the Akademika Bohomol'tsya Street, with the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe on number 6. I did see also somi in Petra Doroshenka Street and opposite the Dormition Church.

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  • Hovanky Quest Rooms Lviv

    Everything is like in computer games, a quest but in a real room with tangible objects. Your aim is to get out of the room you were locked up in 60 minutes! Hovanky quest rooms is an adventure for two-four players. Some missions will require cooperation. You don't need extensive knowledge or physical strength to pass this quest, but you will have...

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Lviv Hotels

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  • George

    I was very excited at the prospect of staying in Hotel George because of the decor that I had saw on...

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  • Dnister

    Super Hotel, just perfekt. Best location, at the end of Franko park 5-700 m south of city center.

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  • Hotel Leopolis Lviv

    4-star it is! The well appointed room was roomy, with a nice queen-size bed, TV with 3 English...

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Lviv Restaurants

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  • Amadeus

    We celebrated the International Women's Day in this restaurant recently and since we have been to a lot of restaurants in Lviv, we can confirm for sure that this is one of the top three venues in the city! I have read reviews that it's very expensive, but I disagree - it's for sure above average in prices, but not so extremely expensive if you...

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  • Trout, bread and wine

    Пструг, хліб та вино (Trout, bread and wine, not shure if this is realy the name, reading Cyrillic script is not easy for me) is next to the Museum-Arsenal in the city center mostly outdoor. It has grilled trout and i think also grilled meat, and for the...

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  • One of the best restaurants in Lviv!

    We celebrated the International Women's Day in this restaurant recently and since we have been to a lot of restaurants in Lviv, we can confirm for sure that this is one of the top three venues in the city! I have read reviews that it's very expensive, but I disagree - it's for sure above average in prices, but not so extremely expensive if you...

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Lviv Nightlife

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  • Enjoy the Night Views

    I enjoyed the evening views of downtown Lviv and took some pictures. I wished I spent more time strolling along the evening streets. Next time perhaps.I found this promotion clip about the night life in Lviv. casual

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  • For Music Lovers

    The menu offers a variety of dishes, including a business lunch. We went there late at night and only had cocktails. I had Musiclab beer and a BMW cocktail.The nightclub holds a lot of different concerts – that’s when it is full of customers. We had a table downstairs and were greeted by the rock from the seventies – my style. The staff was...

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  • Unremarkable

    This joint bills itself as an Irish pub. Thats a bit of a nonsense really as in reality all there is to place is a small room at the front, an even smaller room at the back, a bar and some tvs showing football. the connection the place has with Ireland is that it sells a couple of Irish beers and whiskeys or whatever. All the clientelle sit...

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Lviv Transportation

  • Tickets

    To Chernivtsi Kupe was €3,60, Platskartny was €1,50 (uncomfortable, but if you book on the same day Kupe might be only available for a train taking 12 instead of 6 hours) Counter 3 and 4 are for trains on the same day Counter 6 is for advanced booking to Chernivtsi (and some other places) Counter 7 if you want to return your ticket (you get about...

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  • To L'viv From Western Europe

    Lately there are much less options to get to L'viv Wizz air is not flying there anymore The night train from Budapest was replaced by a train leaving at 6 am. The (L'viv) > Chernivtsi > Suceava > (Sofia) train stopped also running. There is a bus (Euroclub) every Monday from Vienna via Budapest and Uzgorod (continuing to Kiev), arriving...

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  • Getting to L'viv from Western Europe

    Lately there are much less options to get to L'vivWizz air is not flying there anymore The night train from Budapest was replaced by a train leaving at 6 am.The (L'viv) > Chernivtsi > Suceava > (Sofia) train stopped also running.There is a bus (Euroclub) every Monday from Vienna via Budapest and Uzgorod (continuing to Kiev), arriving next...

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Lviv Shopping

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  • The Oldest Market

    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...

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  • Next to the Airport

    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,...

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  • Ivan Fiodorov Square

    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...

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Lviv Local Customs

  • City Traditions

    Lviv logo was developed in 2006 and was officially approved by the City Council as a trademark for goods, services and promotion of the city. The motto of the city is Open to the World. You can see five city towers on the logo (from left to right): - the Armenian Cathedral belfry; - Corniactos Belfry; - the City Hall Tower; - the Latin...

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  • Something Special

    Like in any other Ukrainian city, a car license plate with four similar digits is a status thing. It cannot be bought for any money, but is a sign of well-connected people/tough guys. However, Lviv is famous and unique in many ways. Picture 1: BC 1111 BE : a VIP car in a street in Lviv. No comments :-) Just my respect to the ubiquitous "chosen few"...

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  • Open to the World

    Lviv logo was developed in 2006 and was officially approved by the City Council as a trademark for goods, services and promotion of the city. The motto of the city is Open to the World.You can see five city towers on the logo (from left to right):- the Armenian Cathedral belfry;- Corniactos Belfry;- the City Hall Tower;- the Latin Cathedral...

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Lviv Warnings and Dangers

  • Shop and other Doors.

    Beware when walking close to shop and other doors , because they open outwards, you could be bashed by one,!!! Im used to doors that open inwards or slide across. ----When i was there it was too cold to keep open.

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  • Potholes

    In the city of Lviv the streets are cobbled, but roads outside are terrible, you have to watch that you dont disappear down a huge pothole,!!! --Road repairs seem to be a low priorty

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  • City Sidewalks

    Since the weather in Lviv is often rainy, it makes walking along the old sidewalk quite a difficult task.The sidewalks tend to be slippery and you do have to watch your step.Thank God nothing happened to me, but I can imagine how unpleasant it can be, if you are too careless to slip and fall down.

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Lviv Tourist Traps

  • Unreliable Weather

    Yes, indeed, the unreliable and changeable weather is the only tourist trap I can think of.I will not mention some high end restaurant that could have been a trap if I went there.I mean "Masons" restaurant on the second floor of "Kryivka" restaurant at 14 Market Square and some other upmaket places.Forewarned is forearmed.There are many more simple...

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  • Accomodation around the 1st of May -...

    I really can't say I have been sucked but there is one warning I would like to address. As in my home country, in Ukraine the 1st of May is celebrated. So make sure, if you want to visit around that date book a lot in advance. And make really sure that your hotel has your booking. I have been tricked by Hotel Eney about my reservation and in the...

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  • Tourist traps?

    I haven't found anything in Lviv that I could call tourist trap. There are not many things you have to pay and what you pay is usually a good value for money. Although Lviv's center is listed under UNESCO world heritage list, tourism is still in infant phase. There are some tourists coming, mostly Poles and Slovaks (I have also seen Croatians,...

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Lviv What to Pack

  • In Your Pocket Guide - Lviv

    I must admit that I am a huge fan of the "In Your Pocket" guides and I was more than happy to hear that since 2009 they are now also available for Lviv. During our Lviv stay in June 2010 we picked up the latest copy at Hotel George.The guide not only provides helpful information about transport, accomodation and sights, but also many off the...

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  • Travel Guide

    Like many other countries in Eastern Europe, the Ukraine is a rapidly developing country. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to find a Tourist Information Office or just a free map, therefore an up to date guide book for independent travellers is highly recommended.On our first trip in 2007 we used the Bradt Travel Guide - Ukraine which covers...

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  • Just in Case

    an umbrella is a must here.I always had it with me and did not regret afterwards: the rain was unpredictable and very strong indeed.... everything's available here, even if you leave something at home... good walking shoes for your city exploration tours... Have a good time, fellow travelers!Enjoy your stay in Lviv as much as I...

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Lviv Off The Beaten Path

  • Daytrip to Zhovkva

    Zhovkva was founded and built 1594 on a ideal Renaissance city plan and became in the 17 century the royal residence for King John III Sobieski of Poland.The town center of Zhovkva was declared a heritage site 1994, and some slow restoration work is done. Zhovkva Castle, the town's largest building, will be eventually converted into a culture and...

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  • Memorial Places

    There is High Castle Park around the mound built over the remains of the foundation of the old castle. You can walk about a mile along the winding serpentine road to reach the observation platform located at the altitude of 413 meters above sea level. On the way to this landmark we walked past the TV tower. Be careful when you walk: the road is...

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  • Visiting the High Castle

    There is High Castle Park around the mound built over the remains of the foundation of the old castle.You can walk about a mile along the winding serpentine road to reach the observation platform located at the altitude of 413 meters above sea level.On the way to this landmark we walked past the TV tower.Be careful when you walk: the road is...

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Lviv Sports & Outdoors

  • Carpathians Soccer Team

    Sports in Lviv are very popular, especially Karpaty Soccer Club that plays in the Premier League. The team won the fifth place in the Ukrainian Premier League in 2009 and became the participant of the Europe Cup. Its colors are white and green. The team plays at the central stadium called “Ukraine”.The city has fifteen stadiums, three big gyms,...

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  • Euro-2012 in Lviv

    There will be four fan zones for Euro-2012:- Liberty Avenue;- Ivan Franko monument;- Market Square;- Dovzhenko movie theater in Sykhiv District.All in ll the will host 70,000 soccer fans.The first one has alerady been dedicated:Ivan Franko Park fan zoneUEFA EURO 2012™ Presentation of Cities

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  • Stadium Ukraina

    As Ukraine together with Poland is going to host the Euro 2012 football championships, I was really keen on seeing Lviv's old Ukraina Stadium, which will be modernized and renovated in the next years.It is an-all seater multi-use stadium with a capacity of 28.051 people. It is home to the local team FC Karpaty Lviv, which plays in the 1st Ukrainian...

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Lviv General

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  • Shevchenko Cult

    A lot of things in Lviv are connected with the name of Taras Shevchenko (1914-1861), a genius of the Ukrainian people, an outstanding poet and a revolutionary democrat: Shevchenko monument in Liberty Avenue, Shevchenko Avenue, Shevchenko Society, etc.There is an unusual monument near the Arts Museum in Copernicus Street.The inscription reads,...

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  • Eternal City

    Lviv has a dramatic history indeed. It was built by the best European architects. The city residents spared no money and no efforts to make the city more beautiful and more comfortable for living. Many times over the centuries the city was threatened with complete destruction, but each time God’s Providence saved it. In spite of the two world wars...

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  • UNESCO City

    The Ensemble of the Historic Centre of Lviv has belonged to World Heritage of UNESCO since December 5, 1998.UNESCO kindly provided There is a very detailed description of Lviv and its history on its page.I am proud of the Spiritual Capital of Ukraine. I do hope the city will protect and develop its traditions and culture.

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Memorial Places
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Think of Unity
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Something Special
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A Great Cemetery
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Buing train tickets in the station
Transportation
Daytrip to Zhovkva
Off The Beaten Path
Lest We Forget
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From Przemysl (PL) to Lviv by marshrutka or bus
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Picasso Club
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Cathedral Treasures
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Perfect food,good prices
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Town Hall
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Lviv Opera House
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Black house
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Lviv University
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Beer.
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Dominican Church
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Lviv tourist train
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Visit the City Hall
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Great for a hot summer day
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Jugendstil in L´viv
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Beef capitol "Mons Pius"
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Lviv handmade Chocolates
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Great opportunity to test your logical abilities
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Visiting Former Dominican Monastery
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Pause and Relax
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Revering Apostle St.Andrew
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Paying Homage to Saint John of Dukla
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Visit Vynnyky
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People Watching in Market Square
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Black Stone House
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Walking Along Galician Street
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Exploring Market Square
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Admiring Ceiling Murals
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Numerous Altars
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Viewing Side Altars
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Amazing Main Altar
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City of Festivals
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Former Holy Spirit Square
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