Attractions

Top Choice Cemetery in Lviv

Lychakiv Cemetery

Don't leave town until you've seen this amazing cemetery, only a short ride on tram 7 from the centre. This is the Père Lachaise of Eastern Europe, with the same sort of overgrown grounds and Gothic aura as the famo…
Square in Lviv

Ploshcha Rynok

Lviv was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1998, and this old market square lies at its heart. The square was progressively rebuilt after a major fire in the early 16th century destroyed the original. The 19t…
Street in Lviv

Prospekt Svobody

Just in case it should ever slip your mind that Lviv is Ukraine's most patriotic large city, an enormous statue of Taras Shevchenko rises up in the middle of Prospekt Svobody (Freedom Ave). A gift from the Ukrainian…
Museum in Lviv

Lviv History Museum

Lviv's main museum is split into three collections dotted around pl Rynok. The best branch is at No 6. Here you can enjoy the Italian Renaissance inner courtyard and slide around the exquisitely decorated interior i…
Chapel in Lviv

Boyim Chapel

Just off pl Rynok's southwest corner, the blackened facade of the burial chapel (1615) belonging to Hungarian merchant Georgi Boyim and his family is covered in magnificent if somewhat morbid carvings. Atop the cupo…
Castle in Lutsk

Lutsk Castle

Lutsk's 14th-century castle stands surrounded by ornate 17th-century churches and homes and is in fairly decent shape for a Ukrainian fortress. Known as Lubart's Castle after the Lithuanian prince who ordered it bui…
Cathedral in Lviv

Latin Cathedral

With various chunks dating from between 1370 and 1480, this working cathedral is one of Lviv’s most impressive churches. The exterior is most definitely Gothic, while the heavily gilded interior, one of the city’s h…
Museum in Lviv

Museum of Folk Architecture and Life

This open-air museum displays different regional styles of farmsteads, windmills, churches and schools, which dot a huge park to the east of the city centre. Everything is pretty spread out here and a visit involves…
Gallery in Lviv

Lviv Art Gallery

Lviv's main art repository has two wings – one in the lavish Pototsky Palace (Палац Потоцького), the other around the corner on vul Stefanyka. The former houses an impressive collection of European art from the 14th…
Museum in Lviv

Lvivske Museum of Beer & Brewing

The oldest still-functioning brewery in Ukraine turns 300 in 2015, and a tasting tour, which runs roughly every 1½ hours, through the mainly underground facilities is well worth the trek out of the city centre. One …