Lviv Tourism

Lviv (Ukrainian: Львів, Ľviv, IPA: [lʲwiu̯] ; Polish: Lwów, IPA: [lvuf] ; Russian: Львов, Lvov, IPA: [lʲvof]; Latin: Leopolis, "the city of the lion"; German: Lemberg), the largest city in western Ukraine and the seventh largest city in the country overall, is one of the main cultural centres of Ukraine. Named in honor of the Leo, the eldest son of Rus' King Daniel of Galicia. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia (also called Kingdom of Rus') from 1272 to 1349, when it was conquered by King Casimir III the Great who then became known as the King of Poland and Rus'. From 1434, it was the regional capital of the Ruthenian Voivodeship in the Kingdom of Poland and was known as Lwów. In 1772, after the First partition of Poland, the city became the capital of the Habsburg Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria and was renamed to Lemberg. In 1918 in a short time was the capital of the West Ukrainian People's Republic. Between the wars, the city was known again as Lwów and was the centre of the Lwów Voivodeship in the Second Polish Republic. After the Second World War, it became part of the Soviet Union (Ukrainian SSR) and in 1991 of independent Ukraine. Administratively, Lviv serves as the administrative center of Lviv Oblast and has the status of city of oblast significance. Its population is 728,350 (2016 est.). Lviv was the centre of the historical region of Galicia. The historical heart of the city, with its old buildings and cobblestone streets, survived Soviet and German occupations during the Second World War largely unscathed. The city has many industries and institutions of higher education such as Lviv University and Lviv Polytechnic. Lviv is also a home to many world-class cultural institutions, including a philharmonic orchestra and the famous Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet. The historic city centre is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Lviv celebrated its 750th anniversary with a son et lumière in the city centre in September 2006.


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  • Know the pollution level of Lviv before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 53.05 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 51.28 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.63 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 42.07 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50.6 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 53.05 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 34.76 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 28.66 (Low)
  • How safe is Lviv for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lviv.

    • Burglary and Theft 39.87 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 34.49 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 27.22 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 76.88 (High)
    • Car Stealing 30.94 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.47 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 32.59 (Low)
    • Drug offense 34.38 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 62.5 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.75 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.81 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.75 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Lviv is 113.7 (High)

    • Safety Index 61.91 (High)
    • Climate Index 69.61 (High)
    • Pollution Index 56.14 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 38.26 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 26.93 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 56.36 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 16.24 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 31.2 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Lviv

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.03 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.54 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.84 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 55.07 USD

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