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Lviv in 3 hours - free self-guided tour route

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Lviv is the cultural capital of Ukraine.
A city that attracts tourists from around the world. City of Lion, Coffee, Chocolate, Legends, City of Chocolate and Incredible Architecture. Lviv is a city where you can just walk for hours and enjoy its atmosphere. To do this, we have collected for you the most interesting places in the city in one route.
During the sightseeing route in Lviv you will be able to get acquainted with the main sights of the city, such as:
- Railway station
- Church of St. Olga and Elizabeth
- Monument to Stepan Bandera
- Lontsky Prison Museum
- Cathedral of St. George
- Park. Ivan Franko
- Potocki Palace
- Opera and Ballet Theater
- Monument to Taras Shevchenko
- Armenian Cathedral
- Market Square
- Observation tower at Lviv City Hall
- Church of the Bernardines
- Arsenal Museum
- Kornyakt Tower
- Powder tower
- Dominican Church
- High Castle
We begin our route from the place that almost all tourists and travelers of the city of Leo see - the railway station. The history of the Lviv railway station began back in 1862, it was then that the construction of the route from Lviv to Przemysl was completed. At that time, Lviv station was considered one of the most modern stations in Europe. Further, from the station, along the alley, you need to go to Gorodetskaya street.
On the corner of two streets you will immediately see the Church of St. Olga and Elizabeth. The neo-Gothic church is striking in its size. The temple was built in Lviv in 1911, according to the plan of the Polish clergy, to emphasize the Polish character of the city, as opposed to the St. George Cathedral. Right to the right of the church you will see a monument to Stepan Bandera. Behind the monument, four pillars are noticeable, each of which symbolizes a certain time in Ukrainian history: the Princely period, the period of the Cossacks, the period of the Ukrainian People’s Republic and the West Ukrainian People’s Republic, as well as modern independent Ukraine.
It will be necessary to go to the next object along Stepan Bandera Street, about 15 minutes. Right before its end, on the right side, it will be necessary to turn onto the small Bryullov street. In the first house you will see rather gloomy doors, do not be alarmed, you came to the address, because this is the first museum-prison in Ukraine - “Prison on Lontsky”. The Memorial Museum of the Victims of the Occupation Regimes “Prison on Lontsky” is located in Lviv in the premises of the prison, where the punitive organs of the three occupation authorities were located: Polish, Soviet and German.
To get to the next object you need to go back a bit and return to Professorskaya Street. In just a couple of minutes you will see the magnificent St. George Cathedral. Passing through the gate, pay attention to the majestic rock architecture of the XVIII century, dominates a high hill above Lviv. In the underground part of the cathedral are the sarcophagi of the most prominent figure of the Greek Catholic Church - Metropolitan Andrey Sheptitsky and other hierarchs. Very close by is the oldest park in Ukraine - Ivan Franko Park. The park is located between the streets of Noyabrsk Chin and Krushelnytska, on the slope of one of the hills of the Lvov Upland. Now it is a place of relaxation, entertainment, meetings and walks in the very center of the city. Recently, the park was slightly restored: the alleys were reconstructed, new lanterns, benches and urns were installed, they fed grass, not only people liked it, but also squirrels - the numerous inhabitants of this park. Immediately in front of the park you will see the magnificent building of one of the oldest universities in Ukraine and Eastern Europe - Lviv National University named after Ivan Franco. Immediately to the left of the main building of the university, in one of the arches you will see the House of Scientists - a real gem of Ukrainian architecture. The building was built in the style of palace architecture of the Central European Baroque. The House of Scientists was built under the guidance of Viennese architects, and until 1939 was used as a casino.
Having returned two blocks back, along Slovatsky Street you will need to turn left, and after 100 meters to the left you will see a magnificent building in the style of the French Neo-Renaissance - the Potocki Palace. The palace was built by the project of the French architect Ludwig de Verni with the participation of the Polish architect, on the site of a small estate belonging to the Potocki family. The impressive palace is decorated with reliefs, stucco moldings, wall paintings and stained glass windows. Walking further along Nikolai Copernicus Street you will reach Adam Mickiewicz Square and immediately see a monument to the national Polish poet. Although during his lifetime, Adam Mickiewicz had never been to Lviv in 1897, the Lviv Literary Society named after Adam Mickiewicz took the initiative to erect a monument to the poet in preparation for the celebration of the centenary of his birth. The monument to the outstanding poet was opened on October 30, 1904.
But look around you are on the main street of Lviv - Liberty Avenue. You will immediately see the monument to the outstanding Ukrainian poet, artist and public figure Taras Shevchenko. Immediately near the monument "Wave of National Revival" - a bronze plate with curly reliefs of the heroes of the works of Taras Shevchenko. If you look to the left, then on the top of the building of the Museum of Ethnography you will see a “seated” statue of Liberty. In fact, a woman in a crown with beams and a torch in her hands is part of the sculpture "Thrift." It is believed that the Lviv Statue of Liberty was made a couple of years earlier than the original Statue of Liberty in New York, but no one knows for sure. Walk further down the alley and you will see the building of the Lviv Opera House. Even before its construction, the Poltva River flowed on this place, so its channel was launched underground. You can still see the river by going down to the underground cafes on the right side of the theater. There is also a fountain in front of the theater, which has become a favorite meeting place for Lviv residents and visitors. The main events in the city often take place on the square in front of the Lviv Opera House - fairs, concerts, joint prayers, in addition, a Christmas tree is erected here every year.
Turn right and go along Lesya Ukrainka Street - first you will pass at the popular souvenir market of Lviv - Vernissage, and then you will see the Temple of the Transfiguration of the Lord, built in the XVIII century. Immediately after the temple, turn right onto Krakowska Street, you are already in the Armenian quarter. To your left is a small gate - this is the entrance to the Armenian Cathedral. According to historical statements, the Armenian Cathedral was built closer to the end of the XIV century, and it is part of the World Heritage Site, protected by UNESCO. In addition, the cathedral is the only sacred building representing the Armenian Apostolic Church in western Ukraine.
Go back one quarter and go parallel to Teatralnaya street. Very soon, to your right, you will see the Garrison Temple of the Apostles Peter and Paul. Built in the early Baroque style, back in the beginning of the 17th century, on the model of the Roman shrine, Il Gesu is one of the most iconic buildings in Lviv. After the liquidation of the Jesuit Order, the temple served as a military garrison church.
Go further into the city along Shevskaya street and you will find yourself in the very heart of Lviv - on the Market Square. The area arose in the XIII-XIV centuries as the central part of the "city within the walls", planned at that time according to the principles of the privilege of Magdeburg Law. The building surrounding the area today, has been formed over the centuries and stores elements and layers of various styles and eras. Now every house on Lviv Market Square is recognized as an architectural monument of national importance in Ukraine, and the entire ensemble of the Lviv city center is included in the UNESCO world heritage. Here you can also climb the Town Hall Tower - the central observation deck of the city of Lviv. To get to the top you will have to overcome 408 steps, but efforts will not be in vain. At the very peak of the Town Hall, clock bells are installed, which every 15 minutes mark Lviv time.
After descending from the Town Hall, turn left and walk along Serbskaya Street until it ends. You have come to Cathedral Square. On the right you will see a monument to the founder of the city, a famous politician and commander, the prince with a royal crown - Danil Galitsky. The monument itself is a bronze figure of Danila Galitsky on a horse, stands on a granite pedestal that adorns the bas-relief of the crown, and its total height is 10 meters. Immediately on this Cathedral Square you see the Church and the Bernardine Monastery. Bernardine Monastery has long been an external outpost of the Lvov fortification system. To fulfill this defensive function, he was allowed to use his own fortification systems and, if necessary, he defended the eastern borders of the city with flanking fire. Only the eastern wall of the fortifications and the Glinskaya tower, from the customs square, have survived to our days. To see them, go around the church on the right side. Bypassing, you find yourself on Podvalnaya Street. Walking along the street, on the left you will see the fortification of medieval Lviv - the City Arsenal, built around the 14th century. Now in the premises of the Lviv city arsenal is the Arsenal weapons museum, which displays an exhibition of various weapons from more than thirty countries of the world.
Go further down the Podvalnaya street to the flea market, you will definitely identify it by a large pile of books sold in the open. On the left is the Kornyakt tower, also known for its bells, led by the largest in Galicia - the Cyril bell weighing 6.5 tons. This tower has a height of 66 meters and was named after its founder, one of the richest merchants of the time - wine merchant Konstantin Kornyakt. If you turn to the left of the flea market, you will come to the majestic architectural landmark of the late Baroque - the Dominican Cathedral. The Dominican monastery in this place was founded in the XIII century at the request of the wife of the Ukrainian prince Lev Danilovich - the Hungarian princess Constance. A new church, reminiscent of the church of St. Charles in Vienna, was built in the middle of the XVIII century.
Returning again to the flea market, you will see the largest defensive tower in Lviv - the Powder Tower. This is one of the four surviving towers of the external system of ancient city fortifications. To the next object you need to climb along Vinnichenko street. On the right side you will see a building with a bright Roman Baroque style - the Church of the Presentation of the Lord. The design of the stone church was developed by the Italian architect Giovanni Gisleni in the middle of the XVII century on the model of the Cathedral of Santa Susanna in Rome. The construction of the temple lasted about forty years and was completed thanks to the funding of the project of King John III Sobieski.
To conquer the last point of the route you have to gather up, so be patient. From the previous temple you will need to turn right onto Maxim Krivonos Street and climb up, but it is better to use GPS and go on the map so as not to get lost. The high castle got its name thanks to the fortress, the remains of which are preserved on the territory. But now this place is known for its panoramic observation deck. The site is located at an altitude of 413 m above sea level, and spiral metal and stone stairs with 349 steps lead to it. The site offers incredible views of the historical part of the city, and attracts all tourists. Often they stay here to meet the sunset.
Conquer new peaks and listen to your heart for the color of this wonderful city Lviv!
Route details
Finish coordinates 49.8464789, 24.0331721
Length of route 12 km
Start coordinates 49.839721, 23.9943686
Additional Information
Access for people with disabilities Available
Access in winter Available
Suitable for family Yes
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