Shopping Tour in Lviv, Lviv (Self Guided)

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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Shopping Tour in Lviv Map

Guide Name: Shopping Tour in Lviv
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
Author: vickyc
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The Ravlyk Gallery

1) The Ravlyk Gallery

The Ravlyk Gallery is a gallery shop located in the city's center. You can find some wonderful souvenirs and gifts for your friends and relatives back home. Your options include paintings, graphics, ceramic figurines depicting the way of life of Ukrainians, wood souvenirs, traditional embroidery and clothes, jewelry, and icons.
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Market Square

2) 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.

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Book Market

3) 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.
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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.
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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: 6 am - 7 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.
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
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
West of Lviv Walking Tour

West of 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
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
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
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

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.