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22 Top 10 Things To Do In Lvov

Top 10 Things To Do In Lvov

Posted on December 15, 2011 by


Lvov- is one of the most beautiful cities in Ukraine with a historical part that is comparable to an open air museum. No wonder the Ministry of Culture and Tourism gave the city the title of the Cultural Capital of Ukraine. The historical center is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage list. It is not surprising that the city has the largest number of monuments in Ukraine, counting from the sublime “Royal City” to the strange “Bandershtadt”. It is a wonderful city where anyone can find something interesting for himself. Here are a few things one must do or take part in when visiting Lvov – The City of Lions.

1. Visit the Lvov Chocolate Workshop. Lvov has for a long time been famous for its chocolate, which is exported to various countries in Europe. Thus while there its advisable to try out the locally handmade chocolate. The selection is amazing and also includes the best gourmets. From a variety of candies with fabulous fillings to a copy of the Lvov City Hall- all made from chocolate and weighs a whole 11.5 kg! A favorite is the chocolate Kama Sutra.

2. Visit the Kriivka. A legendary restaurant styled in the forest cache of the UPA Ukrainian soldiers. The interesting authentic interior design with automatic rifles and machine guns gets completed with the real Ukrainian cuisine. The dishes listed on the menu are sure to send a smile across one’s face. With such dishes having funny names like “freaks with a gun”, “hacked to pieces” among others. And as a warning one must not forget the code slogan to gain entry to the restaurant: “Glory to Ukraine!”, or else the strict security guard won’t let you in.

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22 Responses to “Top 10 Things To Do In Lvov”

  1. BostonBloke says:

    You can clearly see the Polish influence.

  2. xmz says:

    Godlewski it is rather not ukrainian name, isn’t it ?

  3. hawaiian says:

    No surprise. This city was built by Poles.

  4. IamI says:

    Only after II WW it became a Soviet Russian for almost 50 years. Worth to know, because all of the museums and monuments are not of Ukrainian origin.
    Don’t want to discuss the whole story about the UPA “Army”, as yes – they fight again Nazis, but also their homicide to civilians is proven. Then I’d rather avoid terms like “hacked to pieces”, as they in real hacked to pieces thousands of unarmed peasants, women and children included. Shame to make fun of that.

  5. IamI says:

    Indeed, Lvov is very beautiful city, but worth to mention that it’s Ukrainian for just 20 years out of twelve centuries. Originally settled by Leasars (pre-slovian tribe), then owned by russian-origin Rurik house, finally became a city (Ius municipale magdeburgense) in XIV century under Kingdom of Poland, then Res Publica. The city was always multi-religion and multi-national, inhabited by Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Jews, Hungarian, Tartar, Armenian, German and many other nations.

  6. scud-werfer says:

    Aura Dione on first Picture :-)

  7. Grzgrz says:

    “Influence” is an understatement. Aside from the UPA place all the architecture shown dates back to the days when this was a Polish city. Glad to see it flourish under the new rule.

  8. akira says:

    if you’re writing a blog in English,do not use a Russian name for Lviv!

  9. Mors says:

    In Lviv you can see splendour of ancient Polish commonwealth

  10. Matlok says:

    I would love to go to Lviv, what a fantastic looking city! Coffee, Chocolate, lots of history, Sounds like a great vacation!

  11. Bogdanov says:

    Bitter Poles on the prowl…

    • adfasd says:

      Poles came by this bitterness honestly, no?

    • IamI says:

      Just wonder – what would you say, if Poles would have called “Polish” the third largest city of your country, being in your country for centuries and Polish for only 20 years. Just imagine and read the history first, then discuss. That’s why we all bitterly laugh of calling Lwow ‘Ukrainian city’. And UPA is a different and cruel story.

  12. Mariel says:

    Beatiful pictures, many thanks! Sorry by my english.
    I’m asking me if anybody kows a song of 1940/1941 that says something like this (in russian) “We’ll Meet again in Lvov, My Love and I”
    I want to get the lyrics, if the song was real.
    Thanks in advance, Mariel

  13. Maria says:

    Lviv was never truly Polish. The Poles stole it. It was originally built by Danylo of Halich who was Rus and the people later became Ukrainians. Sure the Poles added stuff but that’s what happens when you colonize a city. You Poles need to get over it; you’re not getting it back. As for the nazi’s, there were a lot of guilty people on that one in a lot of countries. What was the saying one Jewish man said “Poles learn antisemtism with their mother’s milk?” Clean up your own house first.

    • K. says:

      maria stop repeating bs after jews, learn history my dear we were the country that had the most Jews of whole europe and they had the best conditions over here if it wasnt for adolf we would still be that multicultural. if Lwów wasnt Polish it aint Ukrainian either,and if we stole it you soviets did well to steal it back. we dont want it back but u people start taking care of our cementeries and pay homage to Poles that died for Lwów i.e. during WW2. and for God’s sake stop being so cocky.

  14. grwz says:

    Hmm you forgot mention about the most important thing – Lviv (Lwów) was a Polish City, all these monuments in the top are made by Polish Colture. Ukraine just after WW2 adopted to “them reality”. Thank U, goodnight.

  15. Lviv says:

    Does not matter who build some monuments..and something else lviv is an ukrainian city .. very cultural and patriotic city.(sorry for my english)

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