North Section of Lviv Walking Tour, Lviv (Self Guided)

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.
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North Section of Lviv Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: North Section of Lviv Walking Tour
Guide Location: Ukraine » Lviv (See other walking tours in Lviv)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Author: vickyc
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Museum of Brewing

1) Museum of Brewing (must see)

Lviv is known for its delicious beer. The Museum of Brewing tells the story of beer-making from old times to the present day. You will learn about brewing traditions in Lviv and that Lviv is the oldest beer-producing city in Ukraine. On display are old beer bottles, beer mugs from European countries, and barrels. In the tasting hall you can sample the best of Lviv beers. In addition, the museum shows an interesting film about the Ukrainian brewery.

Operation hours: Wednesday - Monday: 10:30 am - 6 pm
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Jewish Holocaust Memorial

2) Jewish Holocaust Memorial (must see)

The Jews appeared in Lviv in the thirteenth century, and prior to World War II the Jewish community here was the biggest in the Ukraine. There are several historical sites dedicated to the Jews in Lviv; one of them is the Holocaust Memorial dedicated to the numerous victims of the holocaust of the Jewish people.
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Church of St. Onuphrius

3) Church of St. Onuphrius

The Basilian monastery and Greek Catholic church of St. Onuphrius is located north of the Old Town in Lviv, at the base of Castle Hill. Records tell us a wooden church existed at this site in the 13th century during the reign of Leo I of Halych. During the second half of the 15th century a monastery was built next to the church. A stone church was built in 1550 and in 1585 a monastery surrounded with fortifications was added. The church was destroyed and rebuilt several times. Damaged by Turks in 1672, it underwent a major reconstruction in 1680. In 1776 the church was connected with the previously separate chapel of the Holy Trinity, adjoining it to the north. A new classicist bell tower was built in 1820 and in the years 1821-1824 the presbytery was extended and a sacristy added. The church's present day look dates to 1902 when the southern nave was constructed symmetrically and both were topped with hexagonal domes.

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Monument to Victims of Political Repressions

4) Monument to Victims of Political Repressions

The Monument to Victims of Political Repressions was placed to remind visitors of this dark part of the Ukraine's history. It is one of the monuments in Lviv dedicated to victims of severe repressions and deportations. The monument itself reflects the tortures and sufferings which the Soviet people experienced.
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Church of Saint Nicholas

5) Church of Saint Nicholas

The Church of Saint Nicholas is located in the oldest part of Lviv near the Old Market Square. From here Lviv began its history. This church dates back to 1292. It was a very important church as it used to be the place of worship for Lviv's princes. This church is an excellent example of ancient Russian ecclesiastic architecture.
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Church of St. John the Baptist

6) Church of St. John the Baptist

The Church of St. John the Baptist is considered to be one of the oldest architectural monuments in Lviv. It dates back to 1250 and was constructed by Prince Lev Danilovich. The architecture of the church was altered several times and new features were added through its history. The Museum of Lviv Ancient Relics is housed in the church, telling the history of Lviv from the time of its foundation. You will learn some curious things about the life of Prince Danylo Galytsky, the founder of this city. You can also admire works of art and religious relics that are on exhibit.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm
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Lviv High Castle

7) Lviv High Castle (must see)

The Lviv High Castle is a historic castle located on one of Lviv's hills. It is currently the highest point in the city, 413 meters above sea level. The Castle Hill took its name from the High Castle (as opposite to the other, Low Castle), which was located on the hill from the 13th century to the late 19th century. The castle, a main defensive fort of the city during its existence, was rebuilt and repaired many times. In the 19th century, the then-destroyed castle was taken apart and new items were built in its place. The fortification was strengthened, trees were planted on the hill's slope, and a park was constructed. On the place where the castle once stood, a Union of Lublin Mound was constructed in 1869, dedicated to the 300-years of the Union of Lublin. Currently, an observation platform is located atop the kurgan. In 1957, a 141-meter tall television tower was constructed on top of the hill.

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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
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
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
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
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

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.