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Ukraine, Lviv – Charming Center of Western Ukraine – VIDEO

Published: 17.12.2019
Near the borders of Poland and Ukraine lies one of the most visited places of the country, the city of Lviv. You will find a well-preserved historic center under UNESCO protection and plenty of cultural activities. Let us now go to Lviv together.

You can even fly from Lvov to Prague by direct flight with SkyUp, and several other European airlines fly to the local airport. From Kiev possibly recommend a comfortable, although quite a long journey by train.

Start sightseeing in the main square of Ploshcha Rynok with the town hall. If you come from another part of Ukraine, you will see at first glance that Lviv originally belonged to countries other than Kiev, for example. Most of the historical center was built during the time of the Kingdom of Poland and subsequently Austria-Hungary.


Take a look first from the town hall tower and slowly explore the city's beauty. On the square and in its vicinity you will find important monuments - the Jesuit Cathedral. Peter and Paul, the Church of Corpus Christi and the Dominican Convent, the Greek Catholic Church of St. Olga and Elizabeth, the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Assumption, the Greek Catholic Church of St. Andrew and the Bernardine Monastery, the Black House and the Armenian Cathedral.

dominikánský kostel

katedrála Nanebevzetí Nejsvětější Panny Marie   pomník Tarase Shevchenka

In the city you will see a lot of statues, monuments and decorative facades of houses. In the city center, you can just walk through the streets, look around and soak up the atmosphere.
It is also worth visiting the Potocky Palace, which now houses a museum. Stop by the Opera and Ballet Building and the beautiful fountain in front of it.

Národní akademické divadlo opery a baletu

palác Potockých

I recommend stepping on the scenic outlook over the former castle, which offers a wide view not only of the historic center, but also the typical socialist settlements on the other side and modern glass buildings. Also, the best is go there at sunset.

výhled od hradu

Lviv is also known for its culture, museums, parks and nightlife. There are around 1300 restaurants and cafes in the city, so there is a lot to choose from in the gastronomy as well. But we will get to this in the next episode of our mini-series.

GPS: 49°50'39.2"N 24°01'36.3"E


Text, photos, and video: Matouš Vinš

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