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A city with a lively history, Lviv in Ukraine’s west was founded in the 13th century and has changed flags many times in the years since, having been part of Poland, Austria-Hungary and the Soviet empire. The city’s well-preserved historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has attractions like the Market Square (Ploshcha Rynok). Climb the tower at the town hall for a great city view. The Lviv Opera House is dazzling and hosts world-class performances.


is located in the central part of the Lviv region, about 600 km west of Kyiv and 70 km from the border with Poland. The climate in Lviv is moderately continental, humid.Lviv is one of the most important cultural centers in Ukraine. The city is known as the center of art, literature, music, and theater. More than 100 festivals are held annually. There are more than 50 museums and 10 theaters in Lviv.


This city is also one of the most important centers of education in the country.

Lviv International Airport, located 6 km from the city center, offers flights to such cities as Vienna, Istanbul, Munich, Warsaw, Rome, Madrid, Kyiv. 

Lviv is famous for its cafes, pastry shops, and restaurants. Compared with other large cities of Ukraine, Lviv has a lower crime rate. Lviv has more than 20 parks and green areas, 2 botanical gardens, and 16 natural monuments.

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