West of Lviv Walking Tour, Lviv (Self Guided)

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.
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West of Lviv Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: West 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: 3.2 km
Author: vickyc
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Lviv Palace of Arts

1) Lviv Palace of Arts

The Lviv Palace of Arts was opened in 1996 and has the largest exhibition space in Ukraine. It is famous for holding wonderful exhibition such as the works of Yaakov Hnizdovskyy, whose art is exhibited in the world's best art galleries. The Palace displays works by both Ukrainian and international artists.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm
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The Lviv Art Gallery

2) The Lviv Art Gallery (must see)

The Lviv Art Gallery displays art by western and eastern European artists. Paintings, graphics, and sculptures from the Middle Ages to the contemporary age are all on display. The gallery is located in a beautiful house where you will admire the splendid interiors decorated in the style of the nineteenth century.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 11 am - 5 pm; Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm
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Lviv Citadel

3) Lviv Citadel

The Lviv Citadel is a military-history monument that dates back to the 1850s, with incredible craftsmanship in the stonework. The architect of this fortress was certainly a military engineer. It is set on a plateau and consists of 4 towers at the corners. Through its history the citadel was used for different purposes but the most terrible period was when it was used by the Germans during World War II because prisoners were kept there. Now one of the towers is used as a luxurious hotel, another as university library storage and the rest for other purposes.
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Church of St. Mary Magdalene

4) Church of St. Mary Magdalene

The Roman Catholic church of St. Mary Magdalene is located west of the city's Old Town. It was built at the beginning of the 17th century, combining the styles of Renaissance and Baroque. The church and monastery were plundered and burned in 1704 by Swedes. It was rebuilt by 1758 with an extended nave and new Baroque facade with two towers. The towers are decorated with pilasters, cornices, rococo sculptures of Saint Dominic and Saint Hyacinth between the pediment and the tower added to the preserved polygonal apse. You can also see an altarpiece in stucco presenting scenes from the life of St. Mary Magdalene.

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Solomiya Krushelnytska Musical Memorial Museum

5) Solomiya Krushelnytska Musical Memorial Museum

Solomiya Krushelnytska was one of the greatest world singers with an enchanting voice. The Solomiya Krushelnytska Musical Memorial Museum was opened in 1991 in the singer's house. The museum's building is very beautiful. Its facade represents the historicist style with many decorations in the form of statues and elegant balconies.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
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St George's Cathedral

6) St George's Cathedral (must see)

St. George's Cathedral is a baroque-rococo cathedral constructed between 1744-1760 on a hill overlooking the city. Designed by architect Bernard Meretin and sculptor Johann Georg Pinsel, St. George's Cathedral reflects both Western influences and the traditions of Ukrainian church construction. An expressive statue of St. George the Dragon-slayer, by Pinsel, stands in the church attic. Pinsel's hands also created the stony images of St. Leo, the Pope and St. Athanasius who stand on guard over the church portal "warning with their stern look about their readiness to fight against anyone not showing enough venerability." In contrast, the architecture of the courtyard has a more soothing effect on visitors.

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Church of St. Olha and Elizabeth

7) Church of St. Olha and Elizabeth

The Church of St. Olha and Elizabeth in Lviv was originally built as the Roman Catholic Church of St. Elizabeth and today serves as the Greek Catholic Church of Sts. Olha and Elizabeth. The church was built in the years 1903-1911. It was designed by architects and engineers from the Lviv Polytechnic, in the neo-Gothic style, similar to that of the Votive Church in Vienna. St. Elisabeth's was placed on a hill which is the watershed of the Baltic and Black Sea. Its facade is flanked by two tall towers and an 85 meter belfry on the north side with imposing spires, and it was envisioned as Lviv's first landmark to great visitors arriving in the city by train.

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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.
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
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
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

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.