Art Galleries and Museums Walking Tour of Lviv, Lviv (Self Guided)

Many art galleries are located throughout Lviv. In particular, several galleries of contemporary art are situated in the city's center, which is the part of the city most popular with tourists. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most interesting galleries showing you the best of Ukrainian art.
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Art Galleries and Museums Walking Tour of Lviv Map

Guide Name: Art Galleries and Museums Walking Tour of Lviv
Guide Location: Ukraine » Lviv (See other walking tours in Lviv)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
Author: vickyc
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Lviv National Museum

1) Lviv National Museum (must see)

Lviv National Museum displays amazing collections of Ukrainian and international artists, religious paintings and folk art. A branch of this museum is located on the popular touristic Svobody Avenue. Here one can see the old styles of Ukrainian art as well as art of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm
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The “Green Sofa” Gallery

2) The “Green Sofa” Gallery

The “Green Sofa” Gallery, called in Ukrainian "Zelena Kanapa," is situated in the center of the city. This gallery displays contemporary art. There are different temporary exhibitions where Ukrainian and international artists show their art works. You will see on display paintings, sculptures and unusual creative art pieces. The gallery also sells art.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 12 pm – 7 pm
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The LvivArt

3) The LvivArt (must see)

LvivArt exhibits contemporary works of art by Lviv artists. All kinds of arts are present: oil, graphics, sculptures, glass, art on leather and others. The works represented here in temporary exhibitions are created by some of the most talented artists of Lviv. Art is also available for purchase.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 11 am - 7 pm
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The Culture and Art Center “Dzyga”

4) The Culture and Art Center “Dzyga”

The art gallery at the Culture and Art Center “Dzyga” is amazing. It displays the most bold contemporary art by Ukrainian and international artists. The gallery's temporary exhibitions display paintings, graphics, sculptures and other types of artwork. This gallery has become the oasis of creativity in Lviv and is the most important place for contemporary art exhibits.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am – 12 am
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The Johann Georg Pinsel Museum

5) The Johann Georg Pinsel Museum (must see)

The Museum of Lviv Sacral Baroque Sculpture "Johann Georg Pinsel Creative Work" is situated in the former church. On display here are splendid art works of Johann Georg Pinsel, a famous 18th century sculptor whose works can be seen in the most famous churches and great historical architectural monuments. His creative work is a treasure of both Ukrainian and world culture.

Operation hours: Summer: Tuesday - Saturday: 11 am - 6 pm; Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm; Winter: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm
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Modern Arts Exhibition Hall

6) Modern Arts Exhibition Hall

Modern Arts Exhibition Hall is a perfect place to see the contemporary art of Lviv artists as it exhibits permanent collections of emerging Ukrainian artists. You will see contemporary paintings, sculptures and other arts from Lviv museums and some private collections of young local artists.

Walking Tours in Lviv, Ukraine

Create Your Own Walk in Lviv

Create Your Own Walk in Lviv

Creating your own self-guided walk in Lviv is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

The largest city in the western part of Ukraine, Lviv stands out in its historic beauty and deservedly holds a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. To find out exactly why, follow this self-guided tour and discover the most notable historic and architectural sights of the city.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Churches Walking Tour in Lviv

Churches Walking Tour in Lviv

Lviv is an old beautiful city with many churches in impressive buildings with majestic interiors. Some of the churches are architectural monuments listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take this self-guided tour to see the most beautiful churches of Lviv.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
Museums Walking Tour in Lviv

Museums Walking Tour in Lviv

Lviv's rich history is preserved in its numerous museums that are located throughout the city. The most famous museums such as the National and Historical museums, are set in the Old Town of Lviv. This self-guided tour will lead you through the diverse museums of this beautiful city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Monuments and Statues of Lviv Walking Tour

Monuments and Statues of Lviv Walking Tour

The city of Lviv has many historical monuments that make it a living history. Monuments and statues are dedicated to outstanding Ukrainians that contributed to the cultural development of Lviv and played important roles in its history. Take this self-guided tour to discover the rich history of Lviv through its great monuments and statues.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Lviv Architecture Walking Tour

Lviv Architecture Walking Tour

Lviv has many historical buildings, such as churches and palaces. The city's architecture will show you the best of European styles from various periods. While walking through the streets of Lviv you will see baroque, renaissance and classic architecture. Take this self-guided tour to explore the majestic architecture of Lviv.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
East Lviv Walking Tour

East Lviv Walking Tour

The eastern area of Lviv has some great historical monuments that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will find more memorials in this part of Lviv than in any other part of the city. Take this self-guided tour to explore the interesting places in the eastern part of Lviv.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Lviv for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Lviv has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Lviv, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.