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Old Town, Lviv

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Listed as a World Heritage Site, Old Town serves as a showcase for Lviv's rich mixture of architectural styles and cultural influences. Spread over 120 hectares (300 acres) in the city, the historical core encompasses the old medieval center and features a host of churches, homes, and cathedrals. Wander the narrow streets and admire the mix of Baroque, neoclassical, and eastern-style buildings, a tribute to Lviv's place at a geographical crossroads within Europe. You'll find a wide array of shops, cafes, and eateries throughout. Don't miss seeing the Dormition Church, one of the city's centerpieces and home to a 17th-century tower. Head to the top of the former castle hill to get a sweeping view over the historical city from the viewing platform. Put Old Town into our Lviv travel itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Where to stay in Lviv

Although many visitors to Lviv stay near the relatively expensive town center, the city offers plenty of budget-friendly options within walking distance of this central district. Guesthouses and small hostels provide simple but tidy rooms with luggage storage and free Wi-Fi. Alternatively, look for mid-range hotels near public bus stops, where you'll have quick access to the major sights at considerably less cost than the centrally located boutique hotels.
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  • I was just transported back in Time when i visited this area , its one of the most densely populated collection of structures with UNESCO heritage certification This full area is well preserved and ha...  more »
  • It should be #1 in Lviv and entire Western Ukraine forever. Magic atmosphere that will never make you feel boring.  more »
  • The Old Town of Lviv has a lovely atmosphere. The architecture is beautiful and there is alot of activity happening. Street vendors and their pushcarts, used books vendors, musicians, cafes and restau...  more »