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[Travel to Europe] Ukraine: Lviv

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Lviv is a major city in western Ukraine. The historic center of Lviv is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has some unusual churches. Due to its western location, Lviv is known as a destination for tourists from Poland, Romania and elsewhere. Surprisingly, there are not many tourists in the city, so you won’t get tired of the crowds, so you can relax and enjoy your trip.

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place

Lviv is a city located in the western part of Ukraine.

history

Lviv began to be inhabited around the 5th century. The city was built in the 13th century and became the capital of the Grand Duchy of Halych-Volhynia. In modern times, it was devastated by attacks by Austria and the Ottoman Empire, but eventually became the territory of the Austrian Empire. After World War II, it became a territory of the Soviet Union, but after the collapse of the Soviet Union, it became Ukrainian territory. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022 began, but the city has been relatively unscathed.

climate

Lviv has a continental climate, with very pleasant summers and relatively mild winters. Temperatures range from -7°C to 30°C throughout the year.

language

The native language of Ukraine is Ukrainian, but many people also speak Russian.

security

Russia will invade Ukraine in 2022, but Lviv is not in such a dangerous situation because it is located in the west. Lviv was normally a very safe city.

industry

Lviv is known as the center of Ukrainian culture and hosts many events throughout the year. Furthermore, the tourism industry is very prosperous because there is also a World Heritage Site.

Race

Ukraine is a multi-ethnic country, the main ethnic group is Ukrainian. Others are Russians, Tatars, Bulgarians, Jews and Romanians.

religion

Ukraine is predominantly Christian, but most people are non-religious.

currency

Hryvnia is used in Ukraine.

Sightseeing Spot 1 : Armenian Cathedral of Lviv

One of the churches in Lviv is the Armenian Church. There was a time when Armenia was persecuted by Turkey, and Armenians fled to Lviv and built a church here.

Sightseeing Spot 2 : Virmens’ka St

Armenia Street is known as one of the most atmospheric parts of Lviv Old Town. It is a sightseeing spot with many cafes and souvenir shops.

Sightseeing Spot 3 : Virmens’ka St

The Pharmacy Museum is a tourist attraction on the corner of the Market Square in Lviv. In the museum, there are old instruments and medicines used for dispensing medicine, books and prescriptions related to cooking and medicine.

Sightseeing Spot 4 : Lychakiv Cemetery

Chakiv Cemetery is also said to be a very large and beautiful cemetery. Some people describe it as an art museum, dotted with intricately carved tombs.

Sightseeing Spot 5 : Rynok Square

Rynok Square, in the heart of Lviv Old Town, is the centerpiece of Lviv tourism. It is very crowded with flea markets and performances by street performers.

Sightseeing Spot 6 : Church of Transfiguration

Lviv is also known as the center of Ukrainian Catholicism. It is a symbolic church of Ukrainian Catholicism in the historical center of Lviv.

Hotel

Lviv is also a tourist city, so there are plenty of accommodation options. Lviv International Airport is the closest. You can book flights and accommodation from the link below. Other languages are also supported.

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