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.