After a night in Rivne, we took a bus to Lviv, a UNESCO World Heritage city.
Lviv, founded in 1256, was a part of Poland until 1939. It is major Ukrainian cultural center. The historical heart of the city, with its old buildings and cobblestone streets, survived Soviet and German occupations during World War II largely undamaged. The historic city center is on the UNESCO World Heritage List where Poles, Jews, Ukrainians, Germans and others lived together for centuries.
Lviv has a Central European flair in its architecture that makes it one of the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe. My original plan was to spend 3-4 days in this city, but fell in love with it’s historic old town and ended up spending 14 days in this beautiful city. Photos below are from the old town of Lviv.
Pictures below are of trams running around the old town of Lviv. I loved riding those trams, very convenient way to move around the town.
Random pictures while walking around the city of Lviv
Photos below are from Shevchenko Hai – Ethno-Park, Museum of National Folk Architecture and Rural Life, an open-air museum that displays 124 architectural monuments of different regional styles of farmsteads, windmills, churches and schools, the oldest of them dates from 1749 year. I do not remember name of all the buildings, but I hope you will enjoy photos from this unique open air museum
During my two weeks stay in Lviv, I took a day trip to The Carpathian Mountains, click below to visit pictures from The Ukrainian Carpathians.
After a couple of weeks in Lviv, I took an overnight train to a coastal city of Odesa.
In May 2017, 23 days before I was going to complete 50 years, grabbed an opportunity and took an early retirement.. Picked up a backpack and traveling ever since.. Love to travel around the world, experience different culture, local cuisine & drinks .. and take pictures.. so far been to 108 countries and still counting...