Places in Lviv Region
Once home to Jewish-Polish writer and artist Bruno Schulz, Drohobych is of most interest to his fans, who might hope (possibly in vain) to recognise the town from his magic-realist novella The Street of Crocodiles (1934). Otherwise this quiet provincial town is mildly diverting if not gripping.
Some 70km east of Lviv, Olesko boasts a French chateau-style hilltop castle visible for miles around. The current castle dates back to the 18th century but it was built on the site of a medieval fortress, destroyed by Tatar attacks in the 15th century. To get to Olesko, take any bus (23uah, 1½ hours, around 25 daily) heading towards Brody from Lviv's Bus Station No 2.
Truskavets is an old-fashioned spa town that in another country and another time might have given the Czech Republic's celebrated spa town Karlovy Vary a run for its money. Unfortunately, that sort of rivalry is a long way off, but the town still makes a fun day trip from Lviv.
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