Lviv Vacations

With quaint cobblestone streets, a myriad of historic architecture from centuries past, a thriving cultural scene and plenty of coffee houses and traditional chocolatiers, it’s a wonder that the “Little Paris of Ukraine” - Lviv, as it’s officially known - isn’t more frequented by Europe-loving tourists. Start your tour of …

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Things to see and do in Lviv

Stiven Spilberg | Trip by SkyscannerMetro Club
Metro Club
Stephen Bugno | Trip by SkyscannerL'viv - the Ensemble of the Historic Centre
L'viv - the Ensemble of the Historic Centre
astique | FlickrTown Hall
Town Hall
Yellonero | Trip by SkyscannerLychakiv Cemetery
Lychakiv Cemetery
Özgür Çelik | Trip by SkyscannerLviv Theater of Opera and Ballet
Lviv Theater of Opera and Ballet
Alexander Gamanyuk | Trip by SkyscannerLviv High Castle
Lviv High Castle
Yellonero | Trip by SkyscannerDormition Church
Dormition Church
Baia Dzagnidze | Trip by SkyscannerProspekt Svobody
Prospekt Svobody
Yellonero | Trip by SkyscannerShevchenko Monument
Shevchenko Monument

Reviews of Lviv

Andrew  Gray
Andrew Gray

Great place to visit loads to see and do ideal for a long weekend everything for any budget to suit you good range of hotels this is a UNESCO world heritage site brilliant

YelloneroPhoenix, Arizona, USA

Lviv's historic centre is well-deserving of its place on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Scott Stone
Scott StoneNew York City

This is a jewel of a town. Lviv located about thirty miles from the Polish border (it was actually part of Poland years ago) is an extremely well preserved town of cobblestone narrow streets and pastel houses. It also is known for being progressive in the arts and culturally rich - it has a fantastic opera house. The old town is not listed as a UNESCO Heritage site. The statue of the much loved Ukraine poet Taras Shevchenko stands front and center where many people gather.

Stephen Bugno
Stephen BugnoAnchorage, Alaska, USA

Considered Ukraine's most elegant city, Lviv is also its most European. A gorgeous ensemble of architectural styles, Lviv's charm lies in its slight romantic decay and artful building details. Less than an hour from the Polish border, Lviv is Ukraine's gateway to Europe and its history and people's mentality have always looked west. The city's UNESCO World Heritage listed center includes a mix of neoclassical architecture upon rococo, baroque, Renaissance, and Gothic styles. There are some museums and sights around, but enjoying Lviv is mostly about strolling its streets and drinking coffee in its cafes or beer in a beer hall. For a superb view above the city, climb the 65-meter high ratusha (town hall) or make the climb up the High Castle Hill for sunset. There is also an up-and-coming beer scene in Lviv, so explore that corner of the city after you've hit the coffee houses.

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