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Around L'viv excursions
It’s a real wonder that the unique, from historical and cultural point of view, city of Lviv survived after destructive wars of past centuries and preserved its ancient spirit which was created by Old Russian, German, Italian and Armenian architects and personalities of Polish, Jewish and Austrian cultures. Visiting excursions around Lviv, one can feel the spirit of the city which stands on the border of Eastern and Western civilizations, on the crossing of old trading routes, the spirit that creates an unusual and even mysterious atmosphere of Medieval times, deep cultural traditions and incredible charm:
1. Wonder of the Old City
excursion unravels the mystery of the medieval Lviv, its ethnic peculiarities.
From the ancient times our city was inhabited with representatives of
different nations. Large religious and cultural centers were formed by:
Ruthenians (this is an ancient name of Ukrainian nation), Armenians, Poles
and Jews. Exquisite architecture of Medieval epoch was created by artists
from different countries. The plenty of sights, which were preserved up
till now were enlisted to UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE. A lot of them can be
seen in the city center...
2. The Taste of Lviv
this whole-day (7 hours) excursion that consists of walking part and bus
tour, you will have a great possibility to see almost all the objects
of historical heritage of Lviv like remnants of Old Russian (XII c.),
Polish (XIV-XVIII cc.) and Austrian (XIX-XX cc.) periods of formation
of Lviv. You will also visit Lychakiv cemetery. The excursion usually
starts with 3 hours walking tour. The order of walking and bus tours can
be changed, so the excursion can be started with the bus tour at the Railway
station. We will see the remnants of city fortification walls (XIV cc.),
the Austrian buildings (XIX-XX cc.) and walk right above the river that
runs through the manifold under the surface of the main boulevard of Lviv
– the Freedom Avenue to the monument to Taras Shevchenko...
3. L'viv through the car window
The tour starts from the main railway station, the pearl of the transport
knot construction of the beginning of the XXc. The tour continues along
the Austrian part of the town. From the very beginning you will be attracted
with the beauty of two neo gothic towers of the St. Elysabeth and Olha's
church. You will also visit the gem of Ukrainian baroque St. George Cathedral
XVIIIc. Lviv Polytechnic University, palaces of such prominent families
as Belski, Sapihy and Potots'ki (the last one houses the Lviv gallery)
are also of great importance...
4. Spirit of Princely L'viv
you take this tour, you will have a possibility to walk through the oldest
streets of Lviv, to visit the ancient central square and temples, which
were preserved since that times, the see the models of the ancient city
and climb the High Castle hill, where the first fortifications were erected,
and enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of the city. In the end of the
tour you will also have an opportunity to taste the famous beer “Lvivske”
in the oldest brewery in Ukraine...
5. Austrian Quarters of Lviv
petroleum production in Galician region contributed to the development
of Lviv as a capital of this region. In Lviv appeared new road junctions,
beautiful theatres, refined palaces, educational establishments, nice
dwelling houses. But all this was the product of hard work of the workers
in petroleum mines and factories. We start our tour Lviv National Opera
and Ballet Theatre named after Solomia Krushelnytska which is the beautiful
adornment of the city. The building of Maria Zankovetska Drama Theatre
which stands across the street for some period was the largest theatre
building in Europe. We also see the building of Lviv National Museum named
after Andrey Sheptytsky. We walk along the central Freedom Avenue, under
its surface the river Poltva flows...
6. Excursion to Lychakiv Cemetery
to bury people in the center of Lviv in the end of XVIII c. assisted to
expansion of Lychakiv cemetery, which turned into one of the largest and
most interesting cemeteries in the world. Visitors from different states
come here to have a walk along the alleys of the cemetery, to see almost
300 thousand burials and to reflect upon the sense of our life. We start
our tour from Lviv National Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Solomia
Krushelnytska which is the beautiful adornment of the city. The building
of Maria Zankovetska Drama Theatre which stands across the street for
some period was the largest theatre building in Europe. We also see the
building of Lviv National Museum named after Andrey Sheptytsky...
7. Lviv Opera House tour
this tour we will visit Lviv National Academic theatre of opera and ballet
after Solomia Krushelnytska, excellent masterpiece made by talented architect
Zygmund Gorgolevskiy. It was one of the best theatres in Europeî, which
was uniquely built over the river. The TheatreÒåàòð looks like real palace.
Great cameos, bareliefs, nice paintings, decoration and gilt decorated
8. Shevchenko Grove
this excursion we are visiting Shevchenko Grove which is the wonderful
museum of wooden architecture in the open air. More than 120 monuments
of Folk Architecture are exhibited here. Among them are dwelling houses,
churches, household and industrial premises. There are 6 micro-villages
that represent different regions. During our two-hour walk we will see
three ethnographic zones: “Bokivshchyna”, “Lemkivshchyna”, “Hutsulshchyna”
and if you wish we can continue our excursion in the rest of micro-villages...
9. Stryyskyy Park
Park is one of the most beautiful parks in Europe, which successfully
combines relief and rich vegetation. Here are Over 260 species of shrubs
and trees. There are: willow in which pears grows, tulip tree, gingko
biloba, that grew on the planet 90-195 million years ago.Especially this
park is beautiful at the flowering time. It is a place where you can move
from bustling rhythm of the city, take a walk with your child to meet
with friends or spend time with your family, a place of rest and "little
discoveries" for Lviv guests and Lviv citizens...
10. Lviv is the most romantic city
Duaring this tour you will find out about crazy and tragic love, duels, betrayes, love stories of kings and simple people in the city of legends in King city. It is the city with special romantic and with a spirit of town streets, people, stories and gossips. Guide will remember all love stories from the past, will tell you romantic legends, interesting faritails. Lviv is mystery city, sentimental city, which making our dreams come true, if we want.
11. Night Lviv
This evening tour departs at dusk, when lviv illuminated by the ligt of lamps. During this tour Lviv becomes mysterious and interesting. We have two types of this nigh tour and there are walking and automobile tour. The Routes of walking tours coincide with the Sightseeing tour of the medieval city and night automobile tour coincide with the tour Through the car window.
12. Shoemaker "Adidas" in Lviv
far from Nuremberg, in the small Bavarian town of Herzogenaurach (Herzogenaurach),
in the family of a shoemaker lived two brothers - Adolf (1900-1978) and
Rudolf (1898-1974) Dassler. Young people - Adi and Rudi - working together
with parents and their company made slippers. In 1918, Dassler family
moved to the city and then continued his shoe business. After consulting
with his father to begin work on making gymnastic slippers, and then athletic
shoes with uneven knobby soles for runners, sprinters. Then they invented
shoes for football with replaceable spikes.
13. The invention, which turned the history of mankind
story happened in 1853, when workers of Lviv pharmacy "Under the
Golden star" -Ignacy Lukasiewicz and Johann Seh doing distillation
and purification of crude oil, invented kerosene. In December of the same
year scientists received a patent for its production. And then Johan Seh
opened oil enterprise in Lviv, which now continues the tradition of Lviv
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