Welcome to Lviv!
The largest city in western Ukraine. Lviv was first mentioned in the chronicles of 1256 and has since developed as the most important military and trade center of Rus. King Danilo and his son Prince Leo founded a fortification at the crossroads of important trade roads, which gave the city wealth and lured many talented architects, merchants, doctors, writers, poets, philosophers, singers ...
At present, Lviv is one of the major tourist, business and transport centers not only in Ukraine but in the whole Central European region.
This is where the oldest and most famous Higher Schools in Ukraine work: Leopolitan University (considered to be the oldest in the territory of modern Ukraine, founded by King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth John-Casimir in 1661), Lviv Polytechnic (considered to be the oldest technical high school in Eastern Europe, founded by the Austrian Emperor Franz I in 1816), Ukrainian Catholic University (the first non-governmental higher education institution), Land Forces Academy (Cadet school of 1899), Academy of Arts (Art and Industrial School of 1876), Academy of Music (Conservatory of the Galician Music Society - 1853), Medical University (since 1784 as the Faculty of Medicine at Leopolitan University), Agrarian University in Dublyany (Agricultural school - 1856), Veterinary University (1881), University of Forestry (Regional Forestry School - 1874), the only Academy of Printing in Ukraine...
Now the number of students is about 20% of the total population of the city.
Many conferences and seminars are held in Lviv, as a scientific and educational center.
Among the largest local exhibitions is the Forum of Publishers.
Large-scale festivals are held here: Leopolis (Alpha) Jazz Fest, Weather vanes of Lviv, West FEST in Rodatichi, Etnovyr, Golden Lion...
Lviv is famous for its theaters, in particular the symbol of the city is the Opera, which is even depicted on Ukrainian banknotes. The Maria Zankovetska Theater, founded by Count Stanislaw Skarbek at the time of its appearance in 1842, was considered the third largest in all of Europe. Besides, it is worth noting Les Kurbas, Lesya Ukrainka and Voskresinnia theaters. There is a Philharmonic operating too.
Among the largest companies operating in Lviv are Galnaftogaz, which owns a network of gas stations OKKO, and the company T.B.Fruit , which produces juices under the brand name Galicia ; The plant oil producing company Oliyar ...
Besides, the machine-building industry of the city is represented by such giants as LAZ (Lviv Bus Plant), Iskra Plant, LIZ (Lviv Tool Plant), Interpet, Thermal Device, Micro-F (Forklift), Argentum, Milling Machine Plant, Conveyor, Concern Electron, Experimental Mechanical Plant, Aircraft Repair Plant, Inter-Round Service.
Light industry: Vesna-Zahid, Svitanok, Yunist, Duna Vesta, Rolada, Laura, Mayak, Promin, Trotolla.
The pharmaceutical company Halychpharm .
Lviv is one of the largest IT centers in Europe. In particular, more than two hundred IT companies work here, the largest of which are SoftServe, EPAM, ELEKS, GlobalLogic, N-iX and Intellias . The city hosts such information technology conferences as Lviv IT Arena, Lviv Outsourcing Forum, JdayLviv, GDG DevFest Ukraine, IT Weekend, GameDev Conference, R0boCamp, BAQ Conference, Lviv Freelance Forum, PyCon Ukraine, Lviv Euro DrupalCamp and ProductCamp Lviv .
Over its eight-hundred-year history, the city has received many architectural masterpieces, which now make up 70% of all architectural monuments in Ukraine. Tourists like to visit the Market Square , next to the famous Boim Chapel (a unique monument of Mannerism in the world, which like the whole city is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List), Latin Cathedral, Italian Courtyard, Armenian Street, Jewish Quarter, Church of the Assumption, Powder Tower, Dominican and Bernardine Monasteries, St. George's Cathedral, House of Scientists (Noble Casino), High Castle, Church of Mary Magdalene (where exists the largest orgue in Ukraine), Garrison Church of Saints Peter and Paul (former Jesuit Church ).
There are many museums available to tourists: National, Ethnographic, Pharmacy, History of Religion, Art Gallery (formerly in the Potocki Palace), Post Museum (Bandinelli Palace), Beer museum, Arsenal (Municipal Weaponry), Historical Museum, Zoological, Jan-Georg Pinzel Museum, Shevchenkivsky grove (open-air museum, where wooden architecture of the XVIII-XX centuries from all regions of Western Ukraine is presented) and Lychakiv cemetery (Ivan Franko, Solomiya Krushelnytska, Markiyan Shashkevich, Maria Konopnicka, Stefan Banach, Stanislaw Szczepanowski, Wladyslaw Belza, Gabriela Zapolska, Ludwik Rydygier, Edmund Biernacki are buried here in particular).
The most popular among the guests of the city are local restaurants: At Baczewski, Beer Truth, Kryivka (Military Guerilla Bunker), Jewish Tavern, Rip bar, House of Meat and Justice (At Executionner's), Kumpel, Mons Pius, Kerosene Lamp, Left Bank (in Opera underground), Confectionery, Coffee World, Amadeus, Veronica, Vienna Coffee House, Chocolate Workshop, Coffee Mine.
Among Lviv hotels the most popular are George (the oldest in Ukraine, since 1793), Grand Hotel (since 1898), Nobilis, Leopolis, Bank Hotel, Dniester, Lviv , Chopin, Swiss, Vintage, Reykarz, Citadel ...
You can reach Lviv by rail. The local station was opened in 1861, making it the oldest in Ukraine. It is also an architectural monument.
King Daniel International Airport (LWO) accepts flights from Kyiv, Vienna, Istanbul, Munich, Warsaw, Minsk, Vilnius, Baku, London, Memmingen, Dusseldorf, Krakow, Budapest, Katowice, Bratislava, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Dortmund, Berlin, Copenhagen, Frankfurt am Main, Larnaca, Madrid, Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Kharkiv, Prague, Tel Aviv, Paris...
You can reach the city center by public transport. Bus, tram and trolley lines operate here.
On this site you will find a list of buses (coaches), minibuses, vans and cars provided by Lviv carriers. Here you can compare the prices for car rental and choose the vehicle that meets your requirements on the number of people and comfort. You also have the option of compiling a transfer route, which will allow you to compare the cost of different companies on your route.
We will be happy to help you and your guests to organize a business trip, excursion (Golden Horseshoe Castles, Drohobych, Zoo, Carpathians ) (including Bukovel Ski Resort), Transcarpathia Mukachevo and Uzhgorod), Pochaiv, Lutsk or Kyiv) .
Lviv is located near the border with Poland, Slovakia and Hungary, which allows you to visit neighboring countries as well.
Airport transfers, Ski transfers, Round Trips, Sightseeing. Round Trips, Sightseen Tours, Corporate parties, weddings, excursions ... We will be happy to help you in Lviv, dear guests!
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