It took me ages to finally visit Lviv! Even if Ukraine is the closest country from where I live it has never been on my path. I’ve been looking at Lviv pictures and longing to go as the city looked too beautiful to be true. Now I know it was worth to wait, Lviv didn’t disappoint!
Table of contents
- 1 Expectations based on Lviv pictures vs. reality
- 2 Lviv pictures, in winter and in summer
- 2.1 Petra Doroshenka Street
- 2.2 Opera House
- 2.3 Rynok Square
- 2.4 Ruska Street
- 2.5 View from the Town Hall towards Vysokyi Zamok
- 2.6 View from the Town Hall towards the Armenian Church
- 2.7 Virmenska Street
- 2.8 On the way to the Vysokyi Zamok, Uzhorodska Street and Zamkova Street
- 2.9 Nikifor’s Monument
- 2.10 Bohdana Khmelnystkoho Street
- 2.11 flea market in front of the Dominican Church
- 2.12 Rynok Square
- 2.13 Rynok Square
- 2.14 Rynok Square
- 2.15 Lesi Ukrainky Street
Expectations based on Lviv pictures vs. reality
After visiting Kiev I finally managed to go to Lviv too… and I fell in love with it, big time. I could only imagine from Lviv pictures what to expect but the city stole my heart right away! It was so incredibly beautiful and had such a lovely, Eastern European charm. And all covered in snow it looked like from a fairy tale! That’s why when I had the opportunity to return there in the middle of summer for a weekend with friends I didn’t hesitate too much. I really wanted to explore Lviv some more, wander the cobbled streets and feel the wonderful, bohemian atmosphere again.
And I happily realized that Lviv isn’t so beautiful and charming under the huge piles of snow only. In the summer time it’s different yet still amazing. After this visit it got a solid second or third place (still can’t decide about my feeling towards Tbilisi…) in my personal “favorite cities” list. And now I want to return there more and more often!
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Lviv pictures, in winter and in summer
But if you ask me which Lviv I prefered, winter or summer one, I don’t think I can give you an answer. Both versions of the city were amazing, both took my breath away, both stole my heart. So below you can find pictures from various spots around Lviv, taken more or less in the same place yet 4 months apart. And you can do your own judgement of this beautiful Ukrainian city!
Petra Doroshenka Street
View from the Town Hall towards Vysokyi Zamok
View from the Town Hall towards the Armenian Church
On the way to the Vysokyi Zamok, Uzhorodska Street and Zamkova Street
Bohdana Khmelnystkoho Street
flea market in front of the Dominican Church
Lesi Ukrainky Street
So which version of Lviv pictures do you like more, winter or summer?
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