Lviv has always been an amazing city to look at. Due to its magnificent historical skyline more and more places are taking advantage of the views and create spaces the public could use to see Lviv from above.
«Destinations» has drawn up a list of the best places where people can see Lviv from above and enjoy one of the greatest cityscapes in Ukraine.
High Castle Hill
If you take around 30-minute walk from Rynok Square you’ll get to the High Castle (Vysoky Zamok) on Castle Hill (Zamkova Hora). No doubt, it is a quintessential Lviv experience. There’s little evidence of the 14th-century ruined stone fort that was Lviv’s birthplace over there, but the summit mound sporting a huge Ukrainian flag in the middle of the viewing platform, offers 360-degree views of the city and the wooded hills between which it nestles. To reach Vysoky Zamok on foot head up Kryvonosa street from Pidvalna street until you reach a cafe and public restrooms where you should take a left turn. After a few minutes you will see a set of metal steps on the right. If you're feeling lazy, you can take a taxi most of the way up, approaching from the east via Vysoky Zamok street.
Olga & Elizabeth Cathedral tower
It’s always exciting to discover a city from above… Lviv makes no exception with its spectacular monuments and landmarks. Lviv High Castle & Ratusha tower viewing platforms are swarming with tourists and you can end up staring at people’s shoulders after climbing what feels like a million flights of stairs. Thankfully, there is much better option all the tourists don’t know about…yet. Order a coffee to go from you favorite coffee shop & take a short tram ride towards Main Railway Station. You will spot this magnificent gothic Cathedral right away. The view from Olga & Elizabeth tower is truly magical & you can enjoy your coffee and take numerous selfies for as long as you like.
How to find: Pryvokzalna square, Lviv.
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Lviv was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1998, and old market square called Rynok Square lies at its heart. The square was progressively rebuilt after a major fire in the early 16th century destroyed the original. The 19th-century Ratusha stands in the middle of the plaza, with fountains featuring Greek gods at each of its corners. Ratusha houses Lviv city council, a number of administrative local institutions as well as central tourists’ information office.
Vista junkies can climb the 65m-high neo-Renaissance tower of ratter for 360-degree views of Lviv.
Lviv Jagellon Airport
Fancy a flight in a helicopter or small jet to view all of Lviv attractions from another perspective? Then pay a visit to Lviv Jagellon Aiport. This is a perfect way to see famous landmarks and stunning scenery as well as try to actually fly a plane as pilot’s assistant. Jagellon Aiport offers a good selection of new, safe & totally cute aircrafts to choose from, however prior reservation is highly recommended.
How to find: Polyova str. 71, Cherlyany village, Gorodok district, Lviv Region. Prior reservation required by phone +380322959737
Panorama Bar at Dnister Hotel
Panorama Bar is located in Dnister Hotel in a quiet residential area of Lviv. The venue itself might seem like nothing special: the drinks are pricey, and the music might not be for everyone, but the view includes all the major architectural attractions of Lviv from a rather flattering perspective. With a flickering candles and plush sofas, it's a very decent date night spot.
Address: 6, Mateyka str., Lviv. Dnister Hotel
It’s always exciting to discover a city from above. Lviv makes no exception with its spectacular monuments and landmarks. «Destinations» offers you top 5 places to enjoy atmospheric Lviv vistas from above.