Lviv is a gem of a city. With its golden-hued baroque and neo-renaissance buildings, cobbled streets, and lively cafes, it's no wonder that it's been called the "Little Paris of Ukraine". Once a capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Lviv is now western Ukraine's cultural and economic heart. It’s a city of grand architecture and narrow streets, lively markets, and quiet squares. Visitors can explore the old town's churches, cathedrals, monuments, and museums, or relax in the city's lovely parks. Lviv has a wealth of things to see and do, from the ornate St. George’s Cathedral to the quirky Pharmacy Museum. To really get a sense of Lviv's unique culture, head to the market square, where vendors sell traditional Ukrainian crafts, souvenirs, and food. Be sure to try the local specialties, such as borscht, varenyky, and salo.
Lviv is also a city of festivals, with something happening pretty much every weekend. Whether it’s a major international event or a small local celebration, there’s always something to enjoy. Lviv is a fantastic destination for travelers looking for an off-the-beaten-path experience.