East Lviv Walking Tour, Lviv (Self Guided)

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
Author: vickyc
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.
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
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
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
Art Galleries and Museums Walking Tour of Lviv

Art Galleries and Museums Walking Tour of Lviv

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.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 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.