Lviv: Sykhiv-District Soviet Legacy and Modern Living

Lviv: Sykhiv-District Soviet Legacy and Modern Living

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Leave the tourist groups behind in the city center and explore Sykhiv, a large neighborhood in the southeast of Lviv. Explore the area's Soviet legacy, whilst also learning about modern-day living in Lviv.

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Duration 3.5 hours
Starting time 10:30 AM
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  • Meet your guide in the city center and take a 30-minute tram ride to the heart of Sykhiv
  • Learn about the life of an average Ukrainian in the Soviet Union throughout the 1970s and 80s
  • See an example of “Soviet workers’ neighborhood” and learn about the ideas behind this concept
  • Learn why the manliest and most therapeutic thing a man could own during this period of the Soviet era is a detached garage
  • Get a feel for the daily lives of modern-day Sykhiv residents
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Discover Lviv beyond the touristic city center, traveling to one of its most story-rich neighborhoods. Whilst there, explore its Soviet past, as well as its modern-day life. Sykhiv was built in a Soviet Modernist style in the 1970s and 1980s to house industrial workers and their families. It was designed and presented as an ideal residential neighborhood for the Soviet citizen, including all of life's necessities. These encompassed schools, daycare centers, cafeterias, shops, and other services, all within a short walking distance from your apartment. Explore the biggest and fastest-developing residential district of Lviv, with massive cement blocks standing beside modern, post-Soviet apartment buildings, and up-and-coming hipster establishments.
  • Guided tour
  • Tram tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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The King Danylo Halytskyi Statue, Halytska Square.

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