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Walking Tour of Austrian Architecture in Lviv

Walking Tour of Austrian Architecture in Lviv

From US$ 33.96 per person

Marvel at the outstanding architectural ensemble of Lviv, created during the period of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Learn curious facts from the history, explained to you by an expert local guide.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Ukrainian, English, Russian, German, Polish
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  • Step back in time and imagine how the city used to look in the end of 19th century
  • Find out what important inventions appeared in Lviv, when it was a part of Austrian Empire
  • Admire an architectural masterpiece – the House of Scientists, a former noble casino
  • Get to know about the theatrical traditions of Lviv and see the famous Opera and Ballet Theater
  • Discover the main building of Lviv Polytechnic University and the Pototski Palace
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Meet your local guide in front of the Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre and start a fascinating walking tour. Strolling around the beautiful streets of Lviv, you will discover amazing architectural masterpieces, created when the city was a part of Austrian Empire. If you’ve already discovered the Lviv Old Town, you have an excellent chance to discover the other side of this magnificent city. The first architectural masterpiece for you to discover is Opera and Ballet Theater that is one of the symbols of the city. Built in the beginning of 20th century, this theater will impress you with elaborated exterior and your guide will tell you curious facts and legends about this building. Then, you will see an outstanding House of Scientists, a former noble casino and one of the great examples of the neo-baroque palatial architecture. You can visit this building (optional, for additional fee) and admire its sumptuous interior, including stunning wooden stairs. Not far from the House of Scientists, there is the main building of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Built in the end of the 19th century, it used to be the Sejm of Galicia and Lodomeria. Walking further through the cozy streets of Lviv, you will discover another prominent site of the Austrian Empire – Lviv Polytechnic National University. It was built in 1870, in the Vienna Baroque style. Then, you guide will show you the Palace of Count Patotskih built in French classical style as well as a modern Grand Hotel, where the world-famous Leopold Von Masoch was born in 1836. In the end, you will walk through Svobody Avenue and see Adam Mickiewicz Monument and a Blessed Virgin Fountain. This walking tour will provide you with lots of interesting facts about the history of the city and will bring you many positive emotions.  
  • Professional guide service
  • Admission tickets to the House of Scientists
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

In front of the entrance to the Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Smoking
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Exciting tour with a very competent guide. We got a good insight into Lviv during the K&K period.

November 5, 2019

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