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Lviv High Castle

Castle Hill, Lviv, Ukraine
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Ranked #19 of 48 Attractions in Lviv
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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NJ
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179 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

There is no castle when you climb up the hill. But what you will find is a very nice view of Lviv. It is a steady uphill climb so come prepared with the right shoes.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Very long way up and view was not very different from the one from city hall. This hill is artificial. It was developed in memory of the previously located here castle. This was the most interesting fact for me

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Strombeek-Bever, Belgium
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

There is no castle but a pleasant and not too long walk up to the top of a hill where you have a nice view on Lviv.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Yes, I was expecting to see a castle there. No, the castle doesn't exist. although it did at some point. The highest point of Lviv is great at sunset. You can still see the whole city, yet the lights are starting to come on which turns into another beautiful sight. Walking up that hill also makes a great exercise so... More

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Sumy, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

well, maybe i shouldnt spoile the moment of revelation but i will :) apparently there's no Castle at all :/ only some not very pretty restaurant on the hill in the park with its name. But dont miss the opportunity to see all those bright colors and all the beauty of Lviv from above. The park is really pretty with... More

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Lviv, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

The view is the reason to get there but it is reaally not that good, better is from city council tower. And it is really hard to climb there. Remember that there is no castle there just some ruins

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Lviv, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If your answer is "Yes" than you can go for that little challenge in Lviv. Take a couple of sandwiches and a bottle of water for refreshment. I bet you will enjoy live once you get on the top ! There are an excellent point of view and benches to rest. The Castle itself has been ruined centuries ago and... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Do not climb on the steep hill if you expect to find a castle as no one exists anymore! However, the bright 360 degrees view over Kiev and around is well worth the climb by good weather. On the main way up, before the steep climb a lady sells HUGE so-called "hamburgers" (looking more like hotdogs actually...) very rich and... More

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

There is actually no castle there. Quite a nice view on the city from the hill. Nice walk in the park. But not really a sightseeing place (please forgive me my straightforwardness), just cruising the old streets of Lviv was more interesting to me personally.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The idea of visiting High Castle Park was appealing until we arrive and I found out it was a long journey up hill. Thankfully there were stairs, and paved trails. So I am with a young family with a child a few months old. They left me in their dust so to speak but eventually I made it to the... More

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