Listed as one of the top cities for travel to in 2014 by Rough Guides and in 2015 by Lonely Planet, Lviv is a must visit place if you are traveling to Ukraine. Authentic and architecturally lovely, these top 5 Lviv attractions will turn your trip into an ultimate Ukrainian travel experience.
Located in the Western part of the country, Lviv is often referred to as the most European city of Ukraine. This city is deprived of Soviet architecture, which is common to other Ukrainian cities. Lviv prides itself to be the center of Ukrainian culture and traditions as well as the most popular travel destination of Ukraine.
High Castle Hill
Climbing High Castle Hill is a must-try Lviv travel experience, which will take around 30-minute walk from Rynok square. There’s little evidence of the 14th-century ruined stone fortress that is considered to be Lviv’s birthplace. Short steep climb will bring you to the summit mound, which offers 360-degree view of the city and the wooded hills around the city. This is one of the best panoramic viewing platforms of Lviv.
Rynok Square or Ploshcha Rynok, as referred to by locals, is the heart of Lviv city life. Hemmed by a string of architecturally lovely buildings, this square is one of the most picturesque places of Lviv. The 19th-century Ratusha tower stands in the middle of the square, with fountains featuring Greek gods at each of its corners. Rynok Square is usually crowded with tourists as it houses a lot of restaurants, bars and museums.
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Olga & Elizabeth Cathedral
Located near Lviv central railway station, Olga & Elizabeth Cathedral is one of the most beautiful religious buildings in the city. You will spot this magnificent gothic Cathedral right away. It’s always exciting to discover a city from above… Lviv makes no exception with its spectacular monuments and landmarks. The view from Olga & Elizabeth tower is truly magical and gives a 360-degree Lviv city vista.
Ukrainian Folk Architecture Museum «Shevchenkivskiy Gai»
Visit «Shevchenkivskiy Gai» in Lviv to learn more about the Ukrainian architecture of old times. This open-air museum displays different samples of regional architecture: houses, windmills, churches and schools. All buildings dot a beautiful lush park to the east of the city centre. Everything is pretty spread out here, so the visit involves a lot of walking and a bit of hiking.
Don't leave town until you've seen this amazing cemetery. This cemetery is a kind of Père Lachaise of Eastern Europe with the same sort of overgrown grounds and Gothic aura as the famous Parisian necropolis. Established in the late 18th century, it's the place of eternal rest for West Ukraine's prominent figures. Pride of place goes to the grave of the famous nationalist poet Ivan Franko, the patriotic singer-songwriter Volodymyr Ivasyuk and the most recent addition is the memorial to those who died during Revolution of Dignity in 2013.
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Our web destinations.com.ua believes all the travelers will find one or two things to add to their bucket lists when visiting Lviv after checking out our top 5 Lviv attractions.