"Lviv" Lviv by glenn57
Lviv Travel Guide: 760 reviews and 2,462 photos
Lviv, in the west of Ukraine, has only been a part of Ukraine since the end of World War II. Between the wars, it was a part of Poland, and before that, a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. As result, they knew control by the Russians only recently, and resented it in a way unknown in the east of Ukraine. Hence, the west of Ukraine is the heart of Ukrainian nationalism.
Because of its proximity to Poland, and the fact that it was a Polish city between the wars, the majority fof foreign tourists here are Polish.
Lviv has an extensive old city, full of many noteable landmarks, especially churches.
My favourite three things in Lviv were: the Armenian Cathedral, the Lichakivsky Cemetery, and the large outdoor market.
- Pros:Interesting old town, extensive market
- Cons:the ruins of the synagogue are defaced with swastikas
This market was not mentioned in my guidebook, but I found it to be a really interesting conglomeration of winding... more travel advice
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