Monuments and Statues of Lviv Walking Tour, Lviv (Self Guided)

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.
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Monuments and Statues of Lviv Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Monuments and Statues of 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: 4.3 km
Author: vickyc
Monument "Prosvita"

1) Monument "Prosvita"

The Monument "Prosvita" is situated in a small park of Lviv behind the Carmelite Church. There are benches in the park where you can sit to admire this beautiful monument. It features a high column with a crown at the top, and at the lower part of the column there is a statue of a woman and a boy. In 1982 a monument to communist writer Alexandre Gavriluk was destroyed in the 1990s. The present monument "Prosvita" has been standing there since 1994.
Monument to Ivan Fyodorov

2) Monument to Ivan Fyodorov (must see)

The Monument to Ivan Fyodorov represents a massive statue of Ivan Fedorov with a book in his hand, because Fyodorov is part of the history of Ukraine as a one of the fathers of Eastern Slavonic printing. He also contributed much to the development of printing machines. He published religious books, alphabet books and the Ostrog Bible.

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Statue of Liberty

3) Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is a beautiful and unique monument to liberty in Lviv. It is set on the dome of a house that was constructed in 1870 - 1890. The statue was designed by the same master that made the famous Statue of Liberty from New York.
Monument to the Virgin Mary

4) Monument to the Virgin Mary (must see)

On Svoboda Avenue-- popular with tourists and beautifully decorated with flowers-- you will see the Monument to the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. The place where the statue is located is also called the Square of St. Mary. The statue is a tall figure of Mary with a sacred crown over her head.
Monument to Adam Mickiewicz

5) Monument to Adam Mickiewicz (must see)

The Monument to Adam Mickiewicz, also called Column, is located on the square with the same name on Svoboda Avenue. Adam Mickiewicz was a great national poet of Poland, Lithuania and Belarus. He is one of the most outstanding Slavic poets alongside with Pushkin. His monument is a historic and cultural landmark in Lviv. The monument is 21 meters high, the figure of the poet is 3.3 meters, and the top of the column is decorated with golden fire flames.
Stepan Tudor Monument

6) Stepan Tudor Monument

The Stepan Tudor Monument stands on Malanuk Square in Lviv. Stepan Tudor, whose real name is Olexuk, was a Soviet and Ukrainian writer and a doctor of philosophy. He was a communist activist of the time. He died in Lviv on the first day of the Great Patriotic War - 22 of June, 1941.
Monument to the Victims of Communist Crimes

7) Monument to the Victims of Communist Crimes

The Monument to the Victims of Communist Crimes is situated in Bandera Street in Lviv. It is a historical memorial to the millions of innocent people who became victims of the Soviet power and Stalinist regime. The memorial is placed to remind people of those times of despair and hopelessness so that kind of tragedy never occurs again. Fresh flowers are often put at the foot of the monument.
Glory Monument

8) Glory Monument

The Glory Monument is a memorial of the victory over Nazism in World War II. The large monument, located in the Cultural Park of Lviv, was established in 1970. There are several statues made from granite and bronze in the figures of a soldier, a pilot and others.

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 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
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
Shopping Tour in Lviv

Shopping Tour in 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.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 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
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

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.