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Lviv: The Underground Mysteries of Lviv

Lviv: The Underground Mysteries of Lviv

From US$ 62.40 per person

Admire the most interesting sights beneath Lviv and learn the secrets of the past. Feel the real medieval spirit on this tour through the most interesting and mysterious parts of the city.

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Duration 3 hours
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The experience
  • Explore the dungeons under the Dominican Monastery
  • Discover the long and intricate Lviv tunnels
  • See the underground river under the famous Lviv Opera House
  • Enjoy a cup of coffee at the Kopalnia Kavy (Coffee Mine) Café
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Discover the tunnels and passages under Lviv that are more than 700 years old and over 100 kilometers long. Over the centuries, the walls of the underground labyrinths have seen kings, monks, lovers, knights, ordinary citizens, those hiding from war, and more. Tombs, gold coins, antique furniture, and weapons can still be found beneath the surface. They also say that ghosts haunt the dark crypts. DUNGEONS OF THE DOMINICAN MONASTERY It is believed that in the dungeons of the Dominican Monastery are the remains of a 13th-century prince. Discover the monk's cells and the torture hall as you find out what torture methods people used in the Middle Ages and how they sought out witches. DUNGEONS OF THE JESUIT MONKS The longest and most intricate Lviv dungeons are located under the St Peter and Paul Churches of the Jesuit Order. Some of them were once used as crypts as well. In the dungeons, you will see the archbishop’s sarcophagus. According to legend, the lid of the sarcophagus was once moved from the inside. DUNGEONS OF THE TRINITARIAN ORDER The dungeons fo the Trinitarian Order are located under the Transfiguration Church, which was built on the site of the 18th century Trinitarian church. Nowadays, they are the largest known underground area in Lviv. DUNGEONS OF THE OPERA HOUSE There are not only dungeons, but also an underground river under the famous Lviv Opera House. Since the late 19th century, the building has stood on the former riverbed of the Poltva River. Learn about the construction of the Opera House and see the river that still flows under the city. At the end of our tour, you are invited to have a cup of coffee at the Kopalnia Kavy (Coffee Mine) café. In Lviv, coffee beans are mined underground. How can this be? Find out on this tour.
  • Professional local guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Statue of Taras Shevchenko

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  • Passport or ID card

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  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
  •  Please call the local partner after booking to arrange your tour start time.
  •  Please bring a valid photo ID.
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Our guide, Igor was great. Hugh knowledge and great way of delivering it. Thank you Igor

September 2, 2020

Our tour guide was lovely and very knowledgeable, however, we thought we would hear stories about Lviv that were lesser known and about mysteries of Lviv. It just wasn’t what we expected but still good.

October 18, 2021

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