Destination place: Vernissage Market in Lviv

Destination place: Vernissage Market in Lviv

Travelers always want to bring home some little keepsakes that would remind us of the memories associated with the visited places once we are back home. We all want to be original and get something really special and unique in a gift store, but very often we get stuck buying cheap knick knacks from tourist traps. Vernissage Market is number one destination to shop for traditional Ukrainian gifts and souvenirs in Lviv.

Vernissage is the market of handmade souvenirs and gifts located in the heart of Lviv just a stone throw away from Lviv Opera House. This is where you can find interesting things for family and friends. 


Read: Best Souvenirs to Bring Back from Lviv Visit Vernissage market in Lviv if you are looking for «vyshyvanka» or other pieces of traditional Ukrainian garments. «Vyshyvanka» is a traditional in Ukraine embroidered garb, which is the most essential part of the national costume. The sudden appreciation of Ukrainian traditional dress on an international level can be credited to the major rise of patriotism in Ukraine during the Euromaydan and the Revolution of Dignity. Traditional Ukrainian style became trendy. 


There are also many works of art sold on Vernissage. Many local artists offer their  hand-painter pieces, sculptures, wood curved art pieces and other interesting stuff. Ladies often buy «gerdan», traditional Ukrainian jewelry created in authentic beading technique popular in Western Ukrainian regions.


Vernissage Market in Lviv is a one-stop destination for best souvenir shopping in Lviv. The market works daily from 9 AM to 8 - 9 PM. Read: Best Ukrainian Souvenirs Image source:, All images belong to their rightful owners. 

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