We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Town

Address: Lviv, Ukraine
Improve this listing
Ranked #4 of 46 Attractions in Lviv
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Attraction details
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Write a Review

338 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting old European city center with an Eastern European flavor. Many different architectural styles to see.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is the area I love to roam about every time I come to Lviv ;) Since it's very well-preserved and wasn't destroyed during the war, it has both aesthetic and historical value to all visitors ;) A word of advice - wear comfortable shoes since the cobbled streets of Lviv are a true curse for high-heel shoes lovers ;)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wichita, Kansas
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is where all of us gather to walk as a group and dine together while in Lviv. Sometimes we are joined by University staff and other locals. Manger scene is so large and beautiful. Ice rink on other side is fun!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kaunas, Lithuania
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Old Town is definitely a place to visit. The streets are easily walkable, there are many restaurants and cafes, the locals are friendly and there is always something going on in one of the squares.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wilmington, Delaware
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
50 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I was in Lviv for business and was given a personal walking tour guide for the city of Lviv. She was well versed and her English was very good. There is much history in Lviv. What was especially interesting to me was the difference pre- and post independence ...about 20 years ago. The stories of what people could or could... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The architecture - Renaissance, Baroque and years in between - was stunning and its so good to wander around a car free environment in historic cobbled streets, stopping every now and again for a great coffee and pastry, staying on in the evening for a meal, visiting museums and shopping for traditional textiles, ceramics and food.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Istanbul, Turkey
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

What a charming mosaic of medieval and renaissance architectures! I think this place will be your first place to visit. A lot of beautiful church and coffees.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Most of Ukraine outside Kiev has little interesting architechture but Lviv is different. Lviv Old Town is quite compact but large enough to spend several hours walking around. There is plenty to see with incredible architecture and lots of history to learn including the stoty of Mr.Masoch and the origin of Masochism. There are lots of nooks and crannies to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
463 reviews 463 reviews
266 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Lviv is a very beautiful, old city with amazing architecture. Just wander around and note where there are cute cafes, museums and archival gems. The people are very friendly. We found a cute restaurant in a very old building that serviced delicious traditional Ukrainian food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ankara, Turkey
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
45 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

You must see this place and walk around if you visit lviv you can make shoping aroun there but do not forget to negotiate

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Old Town also viewed


Been to Old Town? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Old Town staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?