Lviv: What to See in the Gem of Western Ukraine

Lviv: What to See in the Gem of Western Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine (B)

Part of Poland up until World War II, today Lviv is one of the most beautiful cities that you will find in Ukraine. With a charming UNESCO World Heritage old town that reminds that of Krakow, I couldn’t miss a visit to Lviv during my first trip to Ukraine. I spent two days exploring this off the beaten track city, which is the perfect amount of time to enjoy everything that Lviv has to offer. Check out what to see during two days in this gem of western Ukraine!

I travelled to Lviv from Krakow, so I decided to take an overnight train departing at 21:02 from Kraków Główny railway station. The journey takes about 8h, so I booked a double compartment with beds to spend the night travelling and be ready to explore Lviv early the next day. This allowed me to save almost an entire day travelling that I used visiting the amazing sites of Lviv instead! It isn’t easy to buy tickets online for international trains departing from Poland. In most cases, these are only sold directly at the train station. Since I didn’t want to risk waiting to buy the tickets once I arrived in Poland only to discover they were sold out, I used the services of Polrail to buy my tickets. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Lviv: What to See in the Gem of Western Ukraine
Guide Location: Ukraine » Lviv
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Alberto C.
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • monument to Taras Shevchenko
  • Museum of Ethnography and Arts and Crafts
  • Rynok Square
  • City Hall
  • Latin Cathedral
  • Boim Chapel
  • Apostles Peter and Paul Garrison Church
  • Church of Transfiguration
  • Armenian Cathedral of Lviv
  • Glass Museum
  • Palazzo Bandinelli
  • St. Eucharist Church
  • Book Market
  • Lviv sightseeing train
  • Lviv Opera
  • Potocki Palace
  • Beer Cultural Experience Centre Lvivarnya
  • Lviv National Art Gallery
  • Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
  • Church and Monastery of the Benedictine Nuns
  • Staryi Rynok Square
  • Knyazya Leva Street
  • Temple of John the Baptist
  • Lviv High Castle
  • Lychakiv Cemetery
  • Mons Pius
  • Kryivka
  • Champagneria X&X