Lviv

13 Interesting Facts About Lviv

Here are 13 interesting facts about Lviv! 1.Lviv is the seventh largest city in Ukraine 2. Lviv was a part of eight governments (the Galician-Volyn principality, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Russian Empire, the ZUUR, the USSR, the totalitarian fascist regime, and as part of modern Ukraine) 3. Every fifth person in Lviv is a student 4. Lviv has over 2500 architectural and historical  monuments, and is included…

4 Places To Get The Best View Of Lviv

This article will show you the four best observation platforms that you need to visit to get the best view of Lviv during your trip to Lviv. 1. Ratusha Observation platform at the Town Hall. This is the central observation deck in Lviv. It is located at the top of the tower of the administration building where the city council is based. The building was built in 1835 and is a UNESCO heritage site. In…

Lviv Treats

In this article I am going to talk about places in Lviv that you should visit to understand the real taste of Lviv. If you like to experiment, if you are open to new things then this information is for you! I hope you will find this list of Lviv treats useful and will enjoy a true taste of Lviv! These Lviv treats can all be done in one afternoon so if you want to…

Ten Lviv Museums You Should Visit

Arriving in a new city always raises the question of what to visit in the first place and how not to miss something interesting and important. Especially if you are traveling in Europe where there can be hundreds of museums and architectural monuments in one city. The same question arises if you came to Lviv. There are many Lviv museums and in this article you will find out which ones are the most unique and…

Masoch Cafe & Masochism In Lviv

In this article we are going to talk about one of the most interesting places in Lviv – Cafe Masoch. What do you know about the term “masochism”, where it came from and who was the first masochist. The First Masochist In 1836 in Lemberg, at the time a province of the Austrian Empire (now Lviv, Ukraine) was born Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch. He was an Austrian writer and journalist, who is…

Gas Lamp Restaurant

Did you know that Lviv was the place where the kerosene lamp was invented? There’s even a gas lamp restaurant-bar dedicated to this revolutionary invention! In honor of the invention of the kerosene lamp, the great restaurant-museum “Gas-Lamp restaurant” was opened in Lviv. It is located in the center of the old city.  The restaurant occupies three floors plus terrace of an old mansion with a large collection of…

The Hidden River Of Lviv

Lviv is a wonderful city. Everything from its foundation to the present is fascinating for tourists. It is surprising to many people why such a large and important city was not built by a river, because all the big cities in Europe were always built near water. And few people know that in fact the river Poltva that once flowed through the streets of Lviv is now flowing beneath them. Strange, isn’t it…

Italian Courtyard

If you are going to visit Lviv, you should definitely get a cup of coffee in the famous Italian courtyard. It is a hidden jewel in the heart of Lviv (Rynok square) with a great history as with almost everything in this city. The Italian courtyard was built in 1580 as a part of Kornyakt House. The place was rebuilt by a rich merchant from Greece –  Konstantin Kornyakt. For the great service to the…

A Condensed History Of Lviv

What do you actually know about East Europe? Poor, dangerous places, post Soviet Union countries, maybe, you heard about Russian aggression in recent news…and, probably, that is all. In my condensed history of Lviv you’ll learn a bit of the origin of this cultural capital and why it should be the next place you visit. So in this article i want to tell you a bit more about this part of the…