West of Lviv Walking Tour (Self Guided), Lviv

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 or 2 Miles
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 - Friday: 11 am - 5 pm; Saturday-Sunday 10 pm - 6 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: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm, closed- Tuesday.
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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 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
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
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
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