Top ChoiceCemetery in Lviv

Lychakivsky Cemetery

Lychakivsky Cemetery

Don't leave town until you've seen this amazing 42-hectare 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...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Lviv

Lvivarnya

Revamped in 2017, the museum belonging to Lviv's brewery is an impressive, modern experience, a world away for the rickety post-Soviet repositories of the past found in many Ukrainian cities. The well-presented...

Top ChoiceSquare in Lviv

Ploshcha Rynok

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....

Top ChoiceLandmark in Lviv

High Castle Hill

High Castle Hill

Around a 2km walk from pl Rynok, visiting the High Castle (Vysoky Zamok) on Castle Hill (Zamkova Hora) is a quintessential Lviv experience. There’s little evidence of the 14th-century ruined stone fort that was...

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Lviv History Museum – Rynok 24

Lviv History Museum – Rynok 24

This branch of the Lviv History Museum expounds on the city's very early days starting with early cultures that inhabited Galicia and ending with the arrival of printing in the city in the 16th century.

Top ChoiceNotable Building in Lviv

Ratusha

Ratusha

The city fathers have occupied this location since the 14th century, but the present-day Italianate look dates to 1835. In a sign of openness and transparency, visitors are allowed to roam the corridors of power,...

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Apteka Museum

Apteka Museum

This fascinating pharmacy museum is located inside a still-functioning chemist's shop dating from 1735. Buy a ticket from the pharmacist and head down into the pidval (cellar) via rooms filled with still...

Street in Lviv

Prospekt Svobody

Prospekt Svobody

In summer the broad pavement in the middle of this wide prospekt is the town's main hang-out and a hub of Lviv life, where homegrown tourists pose for photos in front of the Shevchenko statue. Locals promenade...

Cathedral in Lviv

Latin Cathedral

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...

Museum in Lviv

Museum of Folk Architecture and Life

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...

Museum in Lviv

Lviv History Museum – Kornyakt Palace

Lviv History Museum – Kornyakt Palace

The smallest branch of the Lviv History Museum is housed in a palace, once a residence of the of Polish King Jan Sobieski III, which rises from the Renaissance Italian courtyard where arcading typical for the...

Chapel in Lviv

Boyim Chapel

Boyim Chapel

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 cupola is an unusual sculpture of...

Church in Lviv

Dominican Cathedral

Dominican Cathedral

Dominating a square to the east of pl Rynok is one of Lviv’s signature sights, the large dome of the 1764 Dominican Cathedral. Inside, the typical baroque oval nave rises to a seemingly weightless unadorned dome,...

Church in Lviv

Armenian Cathedral

Armenian Cathedral

One church you should not miss is the elegant 1363 Armenian Cathedral with its ancient-feeling interior. The placid cathedral courtyard is a maze of arched passageways and squat buildings festooned with intricate...

Church in Lviv

Assumption Church

Assumption Church

This Ukrainian Orthodox church is easily distinguished by the 65m-high, triple-tiered Kornyakt bell tower rising beside it. The tower was named after its Greek benefactor, a merchant who was also the original...

Church in Lviv

Jesuit Church

Jesuit Church

Only reconsecrated in 2011, Lviv's impressive Jesuit church (full name – Garrison Church of Sts Peter and Paul) was used as a book repository during the Soviet years. It was the first baroque building in the city...

Church in Lviv

Bernardine Church and Monastery

Bernardine Church and Monastery

Lviv's most stunning baroque interior belongs to the 17th-century now Greek Catholic Church of St Andrew, part of the Bernadine Monastery. Populated with an army of cherubs and peppered with sunbursts, it's been...

Museum in Lviv

Museum of Ethnography, Arts & Crafts

Museum of Ethnography, Arts & Crafts

This underfunded, chaotically curated museum has a few interesting pieces of furniture, Czech glass, art nouveau posters (Mucha, Lautrec) and various 19th- and 20th-century decorative items from across Europe,...

Church in Lviv

Transfiguration Church

Transfiguration Church

The tall copper-domed church just west of the Armenian Cathedral is the late-17th-century, newly renovated Transfiguration Church, the first church in the city to revert to Greek Catholicism after Ukrainian...