East Lviv Walking Tour (Self Guided), Lviv

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.
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East Lviv Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: East Lviv Walking Tour
Guide Location: Ukraine » Lviv (See other walking tours in Lviv)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 Km or 3.4 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The Memorial Complex "Glory Hill"
  • Church of Intercession of the Mother of God
  • Church of Sts Peter and Paul
  • Church of Saint John Golden Mouth
  • Palace of Turkull-Comello
  • Lychakiv Cemetery
  • Cemetery of the Defenders of Lviv
  • Botanical Garden
The Memorial Complex "Glory Hill"

1) The Memorial Complex "Glory Hill"

The memorial complex "Glory Hill" is a historical place dedicated to the soldiers who died during World War II defending Lviv. The complex has several interesting monuments, and in the middle of the complex there is the eternal fire to those soldiers. As the complex is located on a hill it opens to a panoramic view of the city.
Church of Intercession of the Mother of God

2) Church of Intercession of the Mother of God (must see)

Many churches are located in the Old Town of Lviv, but at its outskirts one can also find a beautiful church, the Church of Intercession of the Mother of God. It is the Greek Catholic Cathedral in this part of Lviv. It has a rather modern design, and you will see a high tower and semi-circular parts of the main building.
Church of Sts Peter and Paul

3) Church of Sts Peter and Paul

You will find Saints Peter and Paul Church on the corner of Lychakivska and Mechnikova streets. This small church was built in the Baroque architectural style in 1660; therefore it is one of the earliest churches of Lviv. Interestingly, the icons of the church were painted directly on the walls. The artist of many of the icons was the future Patriarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox church.
Church of Saint John Golden Mouth

4) Church of Saint John Golden Mouth

The Church of Saint John Golden Mouth, built in 1876-1888, used to be a Franciscan Monastery. The building is an example of Neo-Roman architecture. The church also features some other notable architectural styles, such as renaissance. The church now belongs to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Palace of Turkull-Comello

5) Palace of Turkull-Comello

The Palace of Turkull-Comello, built in the 1830s, is an architectural monument that stands in the southeast part of Lviv. It is the city's only monument that represents the Neo-Gothic style. This brick building has some noteworthy decorations and a beautiful facade that faces a small park.
Lychakiv Cemetery

6) Lychakiv Cemetery (must see)

Lychakiv Cemetery is a historic cemetery. Since its creation in 1787 as Łyczakowski Cemetery, it has been the main necropolis of the city's intelligentsia, middle and upper classes. In 1925 the ashes of one of the unknown defenders of Lviv were transferred to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw. A monument to the Sich Riflemen, located just outside the mausoleum of Polish defenders of the city in 1918, was placed there in 1999. In 1975 the cemetery was declared a historical monument. From the late 1980s, the cemetery has seen constant rebuilding and refurbishment and continues to be one of the principal tourist attractions of Lviv.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Cemetery of the Defenders of Lviv

7) Cemetery of the Defenders of Lviv

The Cemetery of the Defenders of Lviv, or the Cemetery of Eaglets, is a memorial and a burial place for the Poles who died in Lviv during the hostilities of the Polish-Ukrainian War and the Polish-Soviet War between 1918 and 1920. There are about 3000 graves; some are from the Lwów Eaglets young militia volunteers, after whom that part of the cemetery is named. It was one of the most famous necropolises of the inter-war Poland. The complex was designed by Rudolf Indruch, an student of architecture from the Lviv Polytechnic whose project won the competition. The most visible element was a domed chapel towering over the tombs below.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Botanical Garden

8) Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden of Lviv National University is a beautiful place to enjoy a walk. It is a part of natural reserve of Ukraine. Different exhibitions are put on here, like an exhibition of beautiful water lilies. You will also see the plants and the rich and diverse natural flora of the Carpathians.

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.
Lviv's Architectural Jewels

Lviv's Architectural Jewels

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 or 1.7 Miles
Lviv Shopping Tour

Lviv Shopping Tour

Shopping in Lviv is exiting due to its diverse shopping opportunities. Many open air markets sell Ukrainian crafts and typical Soviet open-air markets sell fresh products. Take this self-guided tour to enjoy some shopping in Lviv.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Lviv Introduction Walking Tour

Lviv Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
West Lviv Walking Tour

West Lviv Walking Tour

While the Old Town of Lviv is interesting, the area away from it is as well. Majestic churches, art galleries housed in beautiful palace, with splendid architecture and interior design, and historical monuments such as the old citadel all await you. This self-guided tour will take you to the most worthwhile places to visit in the area west of Lviv.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Lviv's Monuments and Statues

Lviv's Monuments and Statues

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
Museums and Galleries Walk

Museums and Galleries Walk

The rich history of Lviv is reflected in the numerous local museums, the most famous of which – the National and the Historical museums – are found in the Old Town. Also conveniently nearby are several galleries featuring contemporary art. This self-guided tour comprises the most interesting museums and galleries of Lviv located within a comfortable walking distance from each other.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles