Lviv

Travel Lviv: Key Information

Ukraine is a country that been overlooked in terms of tourism. Not many of you probably have been to Ukraine or even thought once of going there as a tourist. In fact, people don’t really understand why you would want to go there. Perhaps it is due to a lack of information or due to a recent political events, I wouldn’t know. But although Ukraine is not as popular as Czech Republic or…

Where To Find The Best Kebab In Lviv

While there are tons of great restaurants in Lviv (trust me, I’ve written about most of them) one thing I haven’t yet started to talk about are the super cheap eats. Lviv is not an expensive city by any means, but if you’re looking for something that will fill you up, be delicious, and be just a few dollars, then you’re going to want a kebab. Over the past month I…

Lviv City Card: Is It Worth The Money?

Lviv is located on the west of Ukraine and it is well-known as the culture capital of Ukraine. In my opinion Lviv is the first place you should come to if you want to explore local culture, food, and learn history. As tourism is increasing every year and more people are coming to Lviv (mostly because a few budget airlines opened direct flights to Lviv from other places in Europe), the government created a…

The Perfect Weekend In Lviv – Itinerary For A City Break In Ukraine’s Cultural Capital

It is my opinion that Lviv is quickly becoming one of the hot new tourist destinations in Europe. Maybe it is partly because I live here I can see the increase in tourism, but also because it makes sense. Lviv is an old European city with beautiful Austrian architecture, delicious food served in places with great atmosphere, and best of all it is extremely cheap. Okay, maybe not cheap for Ukrainians, but for tourists Lviv…

Filin Lounge: The Hip Lviv Spot For Chilling With Friends

Lviv is considered the youngest city in Ukraine. This is mostly due to the fact that one in every fifth person who lives here is a student. In fact, I live in between three different universities! This means that there are tons of cool places that appeal to the younger crowd. While the fantastic themed restaurants in Lviv are great for a meal, sometimes you just want to grab a coffee, smoke some hookah, or…

Lviv Restaurant Review: Epic Cheeseburger Café

Cody and I have always had crushed hopes when getting cheeseburgers in Europe. Not that every place does a bad job, but I do think the majority don’t do it as good as Americans. In fact, the best cheeseburger I’ve ever had was at Great Leap Brewery in Beijing, China, a gastropub started by two American expats. However when Epic Cheeseburger Café opened in Lviv we decided to give them a chance, and…

A Restaurant With No Menu? A Look Into Pretty High Kitchen Lviv

By now you probably know all about theme restaurants in Lviv as well as all the special places to go. Well, here is a new one for you: Pretty High Kitchen. This place just opened in Lviv a couple months ago and Cody and I were finally able to go. This is another restaurant within the iFest group so you know the place is going to be well appointed. What is extremely unique about this…

Zolochiv Castle

Zolochiv Castle was built in the 17th century following all models and novelties of Europe at that time. This is a bastion-type castle, but you will not see tall stone walls with a moat around it. The fact is that in the 17th century artillery could break through any walls, so the role of the walls was played by earth shafts, fortified with stones, and convex five-sided bastions made it possible to fire…

Pidhirtsi Castle

Pidhirtsi Castle is one of my favorite castles in Ukraine. Unfortunately, this castle has not been restored and in a pretty bad shape. The Lviv Museum is trying to find money for the restoration of this palace (it requires 20 – 25 million euros), but unfortunately, so far there has been no success in collecting this amount. Although the Lviv Museum has antique objects and furniture that can fill the castle, currently all the rooms…

Olesko Castle

Olesko castle was built sometime during the 13th – 14th centuries. The history of this castle is filled with many events. At one time sieges continued under the walls of the castle and at another, the castle suffered from fires and earthquake. This castle was fought for by the Polish Kingdom and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Although every time something bad happened to this place, the castle was rebuilt again and again. Click Here…