Lviv City Guide
Lviv is the largest city in Western Ukraine, home to approximately 759,000 people and a beautiful, historic city center on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Lviv has been a part of several different countries over the last few centuries, including Poland and Austria, and the result is a city that looks more European than the rest of Ukraine. Also, because Lviv escaped World War II relatively unscathed, the city center looks much like it did when it was built.
A Lviv city guide should begin with a suggestion to visit the world-renowned Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet. It is a must-see for any visitor to Lviv, along with a visit to Market Square, located in the historic city center. Also, visitors to Lviv should not miss the Black House, built in 1577 and a great example of Renaissance architecture, now home to the Lviv Historical Museum. Other areas of interest include the multiple cathedrals in the area, like the Armenian Cathedral, the Orthodox Cathedral, the Latin Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and St. George’s Cathedral. Lviv is also home to multiple universities, which gives the town a vibrant feel with all the students studying there. A Lviv city guide would not be complete without mentioning the experience of taking a stroll through Old Town, stopping occasionally in a cafe and just enjoying all that Lviv has to offer.
The people of Lviv are also known for their friendliness and hospitality. In addition to being friendly, the women of the Ukraine are known as some of the most beautiful women in the world, and the women in Lviv are no exception. The Ukrainian women and men in Lviv will make sure you have a great time during your visit.
Any visitor who plans on being in Eastern Europe should consider adding Lviv, Ukraine to their itinerary.