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For south to go, this is best done jumping buses to (a bumpy 6½- hour ride, or you can take one of overnight trains). Near Chernivtsi, you can visit the lovely Kamyanets-Podilsky with its ancient castle. To Suceava, the bus takes around 4 hours with border formalities. From Suceava to Bacau and finally to Braşov, each bus will take about 4 hours on very bumpy roads.



Church of Transfiguration, Lviv

On the site of the former church of the Holy Trinity which was part of The Trinitarian fathers monastery (1703). In 1783, the monastery was closed. Inside the church is a library and assembly hall. Burned out. The Church of Transfiguration was consecrated on 29 April 1906.

Armenian Cathedral of Lviv

An architectural complex of the centre around which other buildings are grouped to form three small enclosed courtyards. Constructed between 1363 and 1370, later remodelled a few times. Very interesting interior.

Jesuit Church, Lviv

based on Rome's Il Gesu church. Could accommodate up to 5,000 faithful. Built in baroque style, in the years 1610-1630 while finishing work continued into 1660. In 1775-1848, the church building took place in meetings of the birth of the Diet "Galicia, the first provincial parliament.

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Lviv

Founded in the 1360s, built a long time - up to 1481, in typical European Gothic style. In the walls - high windows, covered with stained glass. Parts: Kampianiv Chapel (Каплиця Кампіанів)- built near the northern wall of the Latin Cathedral in 1619 - and the Boimiv Chapel (Каплиця Боїмів) which built as a tomb in 1610s for the merchant Boim family. A mannerist architecture marvel all made of black stone.

Bernardine Church, Lviv

The monastery occupies a triangular plot, which was the basis for the shaft between the Galician city gates and Royal bastion, and the top - a strong bastion of what was called Bernardine. It was surrounded by strong stone walls with battlements and a tower with Hlynyanskymy gate. There were adjacent farm buildings - smithy, stable, and others. The monastery main part is the Bernardyns'kyi Roman-Catholic Church (Бернардинський костьол). First built in wood, in 1600, finishing work continued into 1630. In 1738-1740 rebuilt in hewn stone.

St. George's Cathedral, Lviv

Built in 1363-1437 as a stone church in the Byzantine basilica style. The present Greek Catholic Cathedral was built in 1744-1770: it is a classic example of Baroque architecture of the period.

St. Paraskeva Church, Lviv

In 1645 the church built of stone whoop (in bottom) and brick.

Tsori Gilod Synagogue

architectural structure

Dormition Church, Lviv

church in Lviv

Lviv Arsenal

It was a city fortification, built in 1554-1556, in Renaissance military architecture style. Weapons and armour from medieval times to the beginning of 20th century, from over 30 countries. The museum is located in the oldest (16th century) of three historic arsenal buildings in Lviv.

Lviv National Museum

The main building displays Ukrainian Art from the Middle Ages up to the 19th century. The Lviv Art Gallery mainly shows foreign art in its art collections so if you are more interested in Ukrainian art you should definitely visit this museum. About the buildings: former Art and Industry Museum, built in 1904, in Neo-Renaissance style. From 1950 to 1990 it housed a branch of the Central Lenin Museum.


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city in the Lviv Oblast (province) of western Ukraine




urban-type settlement in Lviv Oblast, Ukraine


village in Brody Raion, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine


city of regional significance, the administrative center of the Sambir district, Lviv region of Ukraine


urban-type settlement in Lviv Oblast, Ukraine

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village in Pustomyty Raion, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine


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city in Lviv Oblast, Ukraine

Saint George (Jura) Cathedral

Church of the Saint Family of Reformat Order

City Theatre (M. Zankovetska Ukrainian Drama Theatre)

Lviv Opera and Ballet National Academic Theatre

Lychakivsky Tsvyntar

Lviv National Polytechnic University

Arsenal Museum

The Lviv National Museum

Museum of Natural history

The Gallery of Ukrainian Military Uniforms

Museum of the History of Religion

Dzyha GalleryA

Hotyk-Khol (Gothic Hall) Art Gallery

Lviv Historical Museum, Department of “Ancient History of Ukraine and Archaeology Department

Museum of National Folk Architecture and Rural Life «Shevchenkivsky Hay»

Beer Brewing Museum

Center for Urban History of East Central Europe

Museum of the Prison on Lontskogo

Palace of art


Lviv philharmonic Society Concert hall

Mini "People and Dolls" Theatre

Regional Landscape Park Znesinnya

Shevchenkivskyi Hay

High Castle Park

Botanical Garden of L’viv Ivan Franko National University


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Lviv (also spelled L'viv and Львів; Polish: Lwów, German: Lemberg, Russian: Львов, Latin: Leopolis) is in Western Ukraine and used to be the capital of East Galicia. It's the biggest city of the region and a major Ukrainian cultural centre on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


By train

There are multiple daily trains, including several overnight options, from Kiev, Odessa and many other Ukrainian cities with Ukrzaliznytsia. International trains arrive from Polish cities such as Gdansk, Kraków, Przemyśl and Warsaw. There are also trains from Chop, at the border with Hungary, and long distance trains from Moscow. For more information see here.

By car

For more information see Western_Ukraine#By_car

From Poland: take the , this will end at the city centre. Formalities at the border take at least one hours. There will be a long line for trucks, which you can pass if you travel by car. Don't expect the border police to treat you respectfully, or speak any language other than Ukrainian, Polish or Russian. In fact, expect the very opposite regarding both.

It is also illegal to drive in the city centre (including Prospekt Svobody) on Sundays and holidays. This is signposted in Cyrillic only, and there are always some police present to catch some unsuspecting foreigner.

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