What to see in Lviv

The western tourist capital of Ukraine – Lviv has for many years welcomed guests from different parts of the country and from abroad. It seems that in the city of Lion every house, quarter, lane breathe history. They keep the memory of what happened many centuries ago. This creates a unique charm, which charmed the tourists, just stepping on the land of Lviv. Therefore, it is difficult to even imagine that someone had not yet had time to visit this wonderful city. But in reality there are many people who are only going to visit the city of Lviv and do not know what to necessarily see in Lviv.


                        Potocki Palace

Potocki Palace

15 Kopernyka Str.

Behind ornamental metal gate we see a majestic yet refined and imposing palace decorated with reliefs, mouldings, murals and stained-glass windows.

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                        St. Yura Church

St. Yura Church

5, st. Yura Square

Since 1998, the St. Yura’s Cathedral temple and its compound belong to the UNESKO. The temple was built in 1744.

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                        Opera House

Opera House

28 Svobody Ave

The Lviv Opera House is an architectural gem of Lviv, built in the Neo-Renaissance style in 1901, and is one of the most beautiful theatres in Europe…

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                        Swiss Hotel Lviv

Swiss Hotel Lviv

Knyazya Romana Str, 20

The Swiss Hotel was first mentioned in the press in 1894, even then it was located at the current address. There is a legend about how one rich Swiss man who worked as a banker could not find his love in his homeland. Only in our city fortune smiled on him and he found his soulmate. After the wedding, the couple opened a mini-hotel on the modern streets of Knyaz Romana, which they named "Swiss". The Swiss banker came up with the concept of the hotel: Swiss service and Galician hospitality are one. The couple of hoteliers really liked wine, they traveled around the wine regions of France and Italy in search of the best quality drink. Later, they opened their own wine cellar in the hotel. Wine tastings were held in the cellar, which were always sold out. We were treated to cheeses from farms in the Lviv region. Also, in 1905-1928, Samuel Bodek's antique shop was located in the hotel premises. In Lviv guidebooks as of 1935, it is mentioned that the Saski hotel operated at the specified address. This indicates that the hotel was temporarily renamed). According to Ihor Melnyk, the hotel was named "Saxony". In 2006, the building that now houses the hotel was restored. The renovated hotel "Schweitsarskyi" opened its doors on June 25, 2007. The hotel's modern wine cellar houses a rare Austrian brick and several other exhibits of that era. The wine collection of the cellar includes the Spanish dry wine Maseto from 2001, a bottle of which costs 60,000 hryvnias. The hotel has a mini-museum exhibit, where you can see the menu of the hotel restaurant with prices, written by hand. There are also vintage photos of hotel guests and other rare items, including candlesticks, a room key and even a dried rose.

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                        Rynok Square

Rynok Square

1 Rynok Sq.

Rynok Square has been the centre of political, public, cultural, and commercial life of the city for 500 years. Surroundede by about fifty unique architectural monuments dating back to the 16-20th centuries.

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                        City Hall

City Hall

1 Rynok Sq.

Lviv City Hall is an office building in the central part of the city. There is a free entrance to the town hall, but there is paid observation area on its tower, overlooking the city.

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                        Boim Chapel

Boim Chapel

1 Cathedral Sq.

Boim Chapel was built as a tomb for the Boim’s merchant family. Initially, the area belonged to the city cemetery. On the eastern façade portraits of George Boim and his wife Jadwiga are preserved. This is an outstanding work of the Lviv Art of the XVII century.

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