Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018

Just Lviv It!

Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet

Ukraine is a beautiful country with many beautiful places, but Lviv is a very special place. Most people are convinced that this amazing city is the heart and soul of Ukraine. No doubts, Lviv is one of the most wonderful and amazing European cities. Just a few seconds is enough to fall in love forever. Cozy streets, ancient historical buildings, coffee aroma everywhere, talented street musicians, an unforgettable atmosphere… Lviv absorbed the culture of neighboring countries but did not lose its real face and character. Many tourists dream to stay here forever and locals respect Lviv in a way you cannot even imagine. Here you can hear different languages and dialects, here you can meet people from Germany, Poland, Austria, Holland and in whole Europe. Lviv is a very hospitable city, where modern traditions live friendly with old principles and views. If you want to understand the real Ukraine, then welcome to Lviv! Be ready that you do not want to leave this charming town! We have prepared a guide of popular touristic places here, that you must visit. This is the case when tourist places have not lost their charm and soul.

Rynok Square

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Rynok Square

No doubts, this is the heart of Lviv! First of all, go here. This is the historical and most beautiful part of the city. Here are you can find popular coffee houses and restaurants, interesting museums, and stylized public institutions. You can walk here for hours, looking at each building and street. It seems that it is impossible to get lost here, but this opinion is wrong. Forget about the map and enjoy the moment! Allow yourself to walk without a navigator and other tips. Only in this way will you feel the spirit of this amazing place. An interesting fact is that Polish people like to compare Lviv with the city of Poznan or Warsaw. The thing is that the historical parts of these cities are very similar, in some instances even identical. But Lviv is very special and more charismatic.

Ivan Franko park

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Ivan Franko park

This beautiful park is located opposite the National University named after the famous Ukrainian writer and leader Ivan Franko. You can meet here busy students who came here to have coffee after lessons, couples in love, who spend their time here, curious tourists who decided to hide from the noisy central streets. This park is huge but very cozy. Especially in autumn, there is an incredible beauty. The park is located almost in the center of Lviv, so it is easy to get there on foot.

PS: You know, what else is cool about this park? If you do not have money for a hostel or hotel, you can put a tent here and spend the night. Of course, if you travel in the warm season. Do not worry the police and local youth will not bother you 🙂 . The main thing is to choose a place darker, and everything will be fine.

The High Castle

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The High Castle

High Castle is a medieval castle on one of the hills of the city of Lviv. Of course, this is one of the most popular places among locals and tourists. From this place, you can see a stunning view of the town. Be ready to spend some time on the way to the castle. Despite the fact that High Castle is located almost in the center of the city, the way will not be easy. To climb to the very top, you need to overcome the serpentine road, because the Castle is on a high hill 🙂 . But it’s worth it! You will be impressed by the beautiful view of Lviv, which will open to you. In the daytime, you can meet here a lot of tourist groups, and in the evening local youth hang out here. A little tip: it’s better to come here late at evening or at night. Night Lviv is beautiful. The view of the night city will make you forget everything. Wait a few minutes, think about something good and inspiring. This place is really magical. In addition, local companies can treat you something delicious 🙂 .

Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet

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Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet

Probably, it is not necessary to say that the most beautiful and famous theatrical performances, concerts and events take place here. Art lovers adore this amazing place. But let’s talk about the Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet from a different point of view? There are always millions of tourists here. ALWAYS. It’s very difficult to take a beautiful photo so that no stranger gets in the shot. Locals often appoint meetings and visits near the opera house, this is an excellent reference point. But in the evening there is an amazing atmosphere! You can sit for hours near the Theatre, admire the city, be watching people, get acquainted with locals or the same tourists. By the way, there is an interesting saying that if you take a picture with a 20-hryvnia bill on which the theater is depicted, against its background, then you will not have to worry about money and finances. Someone checked?

Ratusha Lviv

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Town Hall

In the center of the Rynok Square, you can see the Town Hall. This is another place where you can admire Lviv from the height. Of course, there is no elevator, so it will take a long time to climb the stairs upwards. There is an excellent view of the whole Rynok Square. Probably, this is the most popular place for selfie and confessions of love. As everywhere in Lviv, there are always a lot of tourists, in any weather and season. Do not miss the opportunity to see this beauty with your own eyes. Moreover, if you are lucky, you can meet here the mayor of  Lviv. His office is in the Ratusha.

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