This is a famous, historic cemetery where all the famous people from the city are buried such as Volodymyr Ivasiuk, Ivan Franko, Zygmunt Gorgolewski and many others. Created in 1787, it is sometimes quite fittingly referred to as the "Pere La Chaise" cemetery of Lviv. Originally, it was just an ordinary cemetery however with the expansion of the "complex" in the 1850s, things quickly changed. To go there, you can either take the 47A Bus or the number 7 tram from the city centre and to get in, it costs UAH 5.00 for a ticket. There are various veteran sections which include those who fought in World War I, World War II and even to the victims of the NKVD (Stalin's secret police; KGB's predecessor). The statue of the Archangel Michael in the Lychakiv Cemetery holds dear the nationalism of the region as well as an obscure joke: the archangel's bottom is facing towards the final resting places of the Polish soldiers. Ukrainians from Lviv say that the archangel is deliberately doing this just to insult the Poles! Nevertheless, this is a landmark in Lviv that cannot be missed. Schools in Lviv even organise special excursions to the cemetery for their students and as a visitor, if you say you haven't been here, it will come as a bit of an insult to the locals of the city. Ivan Franko's grave is easy to spot due to the abundance of blue and yellow flowers and as for Ivasiuk, his final resting place contains a statue of him.
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