Lviv

Castles Of Lviv – Take A Day Trip!

If you have read my article, “A Condensed History of Lviv“, then you know that this city is full of historical sights, starting from Ratusha (an old government building) to Potocki Palace (a palace that is located in the center of Lviv). But not just the Lviv city center is full of places to visit; Nearby there are villages that have some of the best preserved and interesting historical sites in Ukraine – castles…

Dutch Cheese in Lviv – One Of My Favorite Specialty Shops In Lviv

I’m always excited when new things open up in Lviv. In fact, when something new opens up I usually make a plan to try it as soon as possible. This shop selling Dutch cheese in Lviv for example has been around for a while now, and is one of my favorite places to get great cheeses. Ukraine is not particularly world renowned for their cheese. While home / farmer’s cheese is commonplace, we do…

Take The Train From Kyiv To Lviv

If you have followed the blog at all, you should know by now that I live in Lviv (hence the high number of articles) but every once in a while I have to go to Kyiv (also written as Kiev). Whether it’s to meet friends, or because I’m accompanying Cody, I almost always go back and forth by train. In fact, the train is the easiest way to get from Kyiv to Lviv…

Themed Restaurants In Lviv

Themed Restaurants and Lviv…name a more iconic duo. It is actually quite strange how many restaurants here in Lviv are themed, which I’m sure can be off-putting to some tourists. The truth is that Ukrainians love a good theme, and while it may be a bit tacky, it is usually all in good fun. The theme rarely influences the food, just the building and atmosphere. Plus, as a fairly food centric culture…

Best Places for Craft Beer in Lviv

Lviv is known as the cultural capital of Ukraine, and there sure is a lot of culture here. From street music, to Galician cuisine, I firmly believe there is something for everyone here. One thing that many people may not realize is that craft beer in Lviv is quite a scene. Alcohol, of course, is a big part of Ukrainian culture. And while Vodka may be the drink of choice in many cities and towns…

Anchousna Vid Chornomorky; the hit new seafood spot in Lviv

Lviv is known for its great restaurants, from the traditional themed like Kryivka, to the fusion of food and art like Kryva Lipa. I can (and have) talked so much about different Lviv restaurants on this site, as it’s where I live, but I haven’t talked about Anchousna Vid Chornomorky yet. The first time I visited this restaurant was at their Kyiv location. Yes, this is a chain, however don&#8217…

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…