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.
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 1836, a Vienna clock was installed on the tower, weighing 2.5 tons. At the top of the tower there are bells that announce the time. The tower has a height of 65 meters and to reach the observation deck you need to climb 4 floors of the administrative building and then 364 wooden steps. The whole process takes 15 minutes and you will not regret it. At the top of the tower you will have an incredible view of Lviv and its old city, where you can see the roofs of buildings and churches.
Address: Sq. Rynok, 1
Schedule : daily from 10:00 to 20:00 (summer schedule) and from 10:00 to 18:00 (winter schedule).
Price: for adults – 20 UAH per person, for children (up to 14 years) – 10 UAH.
This is the highest observation deck in Lviv. The park was named after the remains of the fortress on its land. The park was founded in 1835 and has two terraces. On the upper terrace an observation deck was made, 413 meters above sea level. Spiral stairs lead to the highest viewing platform of Lviv, which will take from 15 to 30 minutes. I recommend stocking up on water and wearing comfortable shoes. At the top of the mountain you will find benches where you can savor and enjoy the magnificent views of Lviv.
Address: Zamkova str.
Schedule: 24 hours
Observation platform of St. Olga and Elizabeth Church. It is the only observation deck located on the tower of the church. The construction of the Greek Catholic Church of St. Olga and Elizabeth was completed in 1912. Construction took 4 years and 4 more for the decorations. The church was built in honor of Empress Elizabeth of Bavaria (Habsburg), known as Sisi by her husband Franz Joseph I. The church building is the tallest building in Lviv (90 m) and is located near the train station. You can get to the observation deck by going through the main entrance and on the left side of the church through the small door, paying UAH 20. A spiral metal staircase leads to the observation deck. The view from this observation deck is well worth the effort. You will have a panoramic view of the city and the church.
In my opinion, this location has the best view of Lviv, and it’s further away from all the crowds.
Address: Sq. Kropyvnytskyi, 1
Schedule : Monday – Saturday from 12:00 to 17:00, Sunday from 13:30 to 17:00.
Price: 20 UAH
“House of Legends” observation deck. This is one of the most interesting and small viewing platforms. It is located on the roof of the House of Legends Restaurant, where each room has its own style. On the rooftop you will be able to see the magnificent view of Lviv, as well as take interesting photos in a winged car and throw a coin into the hat of a chimney sweep for luck. On this viewing platform you can order a cup of coffee and listen to the noise of the old town.
Address: Staroievreiska, 48.
Schedule : Monday-Thursday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM, Friday-Sunday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 AM.