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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. With our international travel planner, Lviv attractions like Old Town can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Of course, tourists, pretty much, but that doesn't stop to admire the beautiful old buildings, lovely summer terraces, filled with people, souvenir shops.
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  • Returning after decades in my native city: my heart!!! So beautiful and so desperately abandoned to itself. Non-existent roads, beautiful historic buildings once, now crumbling, chipped and soaked from the musty smell. Neglected monuments and not valued properly, total absence of rules in city traffic. With horror I discovered that the statue of a lion, the symbol of the city at the entrance in the city itself was razed, and in its place today sadly is a petrol station. The River was cemented in! I wonder, but with which consciousness and for what do people destroy their homes and everything they have nicer. Wake up, you have a Pearl in his hand. Clean, curating because you another.
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  • Colorful place with a lot of coffee houses, restaurants, music performers, beautiful buildings and museums.  more »

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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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