Lviv is located approximately 180 miles (290 kilometers) east of Krakow and 290 miles (467 kilometers) west of Kiev, the national capital.
Even those people who aren’t religious will want to see the grand designs of the many local places of worship. The St. George's Cathedral and the Armenian Cathedral are two of the most visited of these. The Latin Cathedral and the St Anna's Cathedral are two other impressive places of worship here.
Get familiar with the local fashion and do some people-watching in some of the local malls and markets such as Market Square or King Cross Leopolis. These are two of the best destinations for avid shoppers who visit in Lviv.
When the sun is out, explore Ivan Franko Park, one of the places where locals come to breathe in the fresh air. It is a tranquil space where families, students, office workers and the elderly gather to take time out from a busy world.
Broaden your horizons in Lviv when you step through the doors of the Pharmacy Museum. Enjoy the quiet spaces, ask the friendly staff about the historical themes, grab something from the gift shop or just explore the relics of the past.
Don’t miss the chance to visit the excellent castles in Lviv. The High Castle, a local icon, reflects how local rulers lived behind the thick walls and protected their villagers from plunderers and thieves.
Once you’ve ticked off all the major attractions on the Lviv tourist map, be sure to visit these four lesser known gems. No mater how many attractions you’ve managed to fit into your schedule, no stay in this city is complete without paying a visit to the Church of the Transfiguration, the Dominican Church, the Boim Chapel and the Taras Shevchenko Monument.