Lviv Shopping Tour (Self Guided), Lviv

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.
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Lviv Shopping Tour Map

Guide Name: Lviv Shopping Tour
Guide Location: Ukraine » Lviv (See other walking tours in Lviv)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Market Square
  • Book Market
  • The “Green Sofa” Gallery
  • Outdoor Arts and Crafts Market
  • Krakovsky Outdoor Market
Market Square

1) Market Square (must see)

The Market Square was planned in the second half of the 14th century. The square is rectangular in shape, with measurements of 142 meters by 129 meters and with two streets radiating out of every corner. Around the square, there are 44 tenement houses, which represent several architectural styles, from Renaissance to Modernism. In the four corners, there are fountain—wells from early 19th century, likely designed by Hartman Witwer. The sculptures represent mythological figures, such as Neptune, Diana, Amphitrite and Adonis. In front of the Town Hall, there is a pillory. In 1998 the Market Place, together with the historic city center of Lviv, was recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site.

On the Market Square one will also find a huge variety of cafes and restaurants, some interesting museums and street musicians. The large number of souvenir shops makes it a perfect spot for travel gifts shopping.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Book Market

2) Book Market

An open-air book market is located at the foot of the monument to Ivan Fedorov. Here a crowd of local people sell mostly old books and records, but despite the name the market is not limited to books. They also sell items tourists may find interesting, such as old Soviet pins, hats and other trifles.
The “Green Sofa” Gallery

3) 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
Outdoor Arts and Crafts Market

4) Outdoor Arts and Crafts Market

The Outdoor Arts and Crafts Market is set in a small street close to the Opera Theater. Small booths at this market sell various Ukrainian and Lviv souvenirs. Local artists offer some of their works here as well, mainly paintings. You can also find cute nesting dolls which are called "Matreshka" in Russian.
Krakovsky Outdoor Market

5) Krakovsky Outdoor Market

Krakovsky Outdoor Market is a must-see market if you want to experience a typical Soviet-style market. Here one can purchase both clothes and fresh foods like meat, fruits and vegetables. The Farmer's Market has fresh delicious dairy items. You can also find local Ukrainian cookies, biscuits and pastries.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm.

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.
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 or 3.4 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 Introduction Walking Tour

Lviv Introduction Walking Tour

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 or 2.2 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
Historical Churches

Historical Churches

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 or 1.1 Miles
North Section of Lviv Walking Tour

North Section of Lviv Walking Tour

In the north section of Lviv, you will find some enlightening museums and beautiful churches. Memorials dedicated to Jews will tell you the story of the darkest period in the history of this nation. This self-guided tour will lead you through the top tourist attractions in the north part of Lviv.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles