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Can’t live without travels! Wherever she goes she always looks for alternative spots or street art. A huge fan of Central Europe and off the beaten path places and a living proof that you can balance full time job and extensive travel!

Lviv pictures: beautiful city through the seasons

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!


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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

Lviv pictures
Lviv pictures

Opera House

Lviv pictures
Lviv pictures

Rynok Square

Lviv pictures
Lviv pictures

Ruska Street

Lviv pictures
Lviv pictures

View from the Town Hall towards Vysokyi Zamok

Lviv pictures
Lviv pictures

View from the Town Hall towards the Armenian Church

Lviv pictures
Lviv pictures

Virmenska Street

Lviv pictures
Lviv pictures

On the way to the Vysokyi Zamok, Uzhorodska Street and Zamkova Street

Lviv pictures
Lviv pictures

Nikifor’s Monument

Lviv pictures
Lviv pictures

Bohdana Khmelnystkoho Street

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Lviv pictures

flea market in front of the Dominican Church

Lviv pictures
Lviv pictures

Rynok Square

Lviv pictures
Lviv pictures

Rynok Square

Lviv pictures
Lviv pictures

Rynok Square

Lviv pictures
Lviv pictures

Lesi Ukrainky Street

Lviv pictures
Lviv pictures

So which version of Lviv pictures do you like more, winter or summer?


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