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Lviv city tour

Lviv

Lviv - is the heart of the Western Ukraine, specific frontier between east and west, between orthodox and catholic religions. The city was under the rule of many empires and nations and it left a considerable mark in its culture, architecture and language. Everyone wanted to add something special, and this ensemble formed by centuries gave the city peculiar atmosphere and medieval romance.
There are so many places which are worth visiting in Lviv, so we offer the following guided tours:

1. Lviv Walking tour
Get ready for an exciting trip to a unique city with professional guides who will show you Lviv from the inside, introduce you to the city's culture and traditions, tell legends and show ancient courtyards.
Our guides are locals, so they know Lviv and feel it. The guides speak many languages and the tours are available in English, German, Polish, Turkish, Lithuanian, Czech, Italian, Spanish, Chinese.
We offer individual tours on every day of the week. It lasts from 2 hours and includes several points of interest in Old Town and Lviv city, depending on your interests and available time.

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During this Lviv walking tour led by a professional local guide, you will discover the Rynok Square, the Opera Theater and the main historical and contemporary sites of old town. You will hear stories and learn secrets that will allow you to better get to know Lviv. Unlike many cities in Ukraine, Lviv was lucky enough to escape the destruction in the World War Two, and nowadays its fascinating streets and numerous museums make it one of the most exciting places in Ukraine to explore.
You will discover the historic center of Lviv, which was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and walk old town's main avenues, squares, and narrow cobbled streets.
During the tour in the medieval part of Lviv you will see the place where a famous writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, the figure behind the term "masochism" was born, and then we also stop by the Masoch Cafe. You will learn more about the gas lamp invention - the first gas lamp in the world was invented in Lviv. One of the contemporary places that the tour highlights is the Dzyga Gallery, an artistic terrain of contemporary artists. Last but not least, you will discover the medieval defense system of the city: the Gunpowder Tower and the Arsenal building, the site of one of the biggest collections of medieval weapons in the county.

2. Underground Lviv
At the moment, it is possible to visit several dungeons in different corners of the old city, where in addition to many antique exhibits, tourists will be able to see the city, which is at a level below - the excavation of 14th century houses.

3. Shevchenkivskyy Park

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The tour around the open-air museum "Shevchenkivskyi Hay" gives you an opportunity to feel the real couleur and authenticity of the Ukrainian village. The historic buildings from the different regions of Ukraine were successfully moved to the museum.
The museum exposition estimates 124 architecture sites, which are joined into 54 estates. There are 4 exhibition halls, two of them have permanent exhibitions, including about 20000 of everyday-use objects and artware. The territory of the museum (60 ha) is divided into 6 ethnic zones. Each zone is a separate mini-village, which consists of 15-20 national architectural sites. The household and agricultural items, vehicles and craft tools are kept in housing and household buildings. These 6 mini-villages have the following names: "Boykivshchyna", "Lemkivshchyna", "Hutzulshchnya", "Bukovyna", "Podillia", "Lvivshchyna". Six of the 120 architectural sites are wooden churches. The oldest exhibit in the museum is the peasant house of 1749. There are also a forge, sawmill, fulling mill, watermill and windmill. Usually the excursion lasts for 2 hours and more.

4. Lychakiv cemetery

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Lychakiv Cemetery is one of the most grandiose and significant European necropolises. It was founded in 1786 and since then only the outstanding, well-known and wealthy people have been buried there - culture, art and science figures as well the political and administrative elite of the capital of the Kingdom of Halychyna (Galicia) and Lodomeria. At the beginning of the 16th century the territory used to be taken for a cemetery of the unfortune. Today it is a museum and a burial-vault covering the area over 42 hectares. The museum contains sculptures and architectural buildings by the most well-known artists and sculptors: Hartman Witwer, the Schimser brothers, Paul Eutelle, G.Perrie, Yu. Markovskyy, I.Levynskyy, H.Kuznevych, S. Lytvynenko. Ye. Dzyndra and others.
Such prominent figures of the Ukrainian culture as Markiyan Shashkevych, Volodymyr Barvinskyy, Ivan Franko, Solomiya Krushelnytska, Ivan Krypyakevych, Stanislav Lyudkevych, Volodymyr Ivasyuk, Anatoliy Kos-Anatolskyy, Ihor Bilozir, and others found their eternal rest place among the ancient trees and greenery.
You can also find the burial vaults of some outstanding Polish figures, such as Artur Grottger, Maria Konopnicka, Gabriela Zapolska, Stepan Banach, Ludwig Rydyger, Karol Mikula, Seweryn Goszczynski. The Lychakiv Cemetery museum area includes the following eleven documented burial vaults: Ukrainian Halychan Army soldiers' memorial, Polish war burial vaults dating back to 1918-1919,the Glory Mound' Memorial (the Soviet Army soldiers), Polish burials of November rebellion (1831-1832), Polish burials of January rebellion (1863-1864), Sichovi Striltsi burials (field 82), "Lychakiv Military Cemetery" Memorial (the so-called "Mars Field", of the Soviet Army soldiers and the NKVD), burial monuments of the NKVD victims from Zamarstyniv prison (the so-called "Mars Field"), burial monuments of the NKVD victims from Lontskyi prison, burial vaults of children and adults - victims of the NKVD in the field 40 (three common graves), burial vaults of the NKVD victims in the field 76 (common grave). Other possible burial places of the Sichovi Striltsi, the NKVD victims and the victims of the totalitarian regimes repressions are being investigated. Restorations and tidying out of the prominent culture and science figures' burial monuments are constantly conducted at the territory of the museum. The area is trimmed to the European standards. Since 1991 the museum has been supervised by the Museum Academic Council and since 2001 the Scientific Department has been operating here.

To book a tour, please, contact us by e-mail contact@inlviv.com or by tel. +380984492525, +380322357630, or stop by our office.

Lviv tourist information and Lviv travel guide 2019
79000, Ukraine,
Lviv, Chaikovskoho street 20, 2d floor (on the right)
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