Lviv, Ukraine is an interesting place. It was originally a part of Poland; however, sometime after World War 2, the borders of Poland switched leftward. Lviv then went to Ukraine and the city of Wroclaw, which used to be a part of Germany, is now in Poland.

Stanislav, my friend who lives in Kiev showed me around Lviv. Apparently, Lviv is his favourite city in the entire Ukraine. It makes sense, Lviv is very nice because it is one of the few cities in Ukraine that was never destroyed during World War 2. As a result, the old town is completely intact making for good pictures.

 

Lviv

Lviv

Lviv

Lviv

Lviv

Sight seeing Lviv

I spent the entire day walking around the historic old town and even hiked up a famous hill that overlooks the city.

 

Lviv

Lviv

 

One of the weird things about the city is how many Greek inspired statues are all over the place.

 

Lviv

Lviv

Lviv

Lviv

 

Lviv

 

Not to mention random odd statues.

Lviv

Did I like visiting this UNESCO World Heritage site? To be honest, it was just okay. After visiting so many historical old towns in Europe, they start to look the same after awhile. And, this former Polish city is no different.

I did notice there was tons of tourist in this city, I’m assuming, they came from Poland but many vendors seem to have a good command of English.

Would I visit this city again in the future? Probably not. It’s definitely a one time thing because despite being a nice city, it didn’t really feel like it stands out compared to other historical old towns I’ve visited (like Edinburgh).

I realize that while travelling, there are places you visit that you’ll always want to return to and places that is a one time thing. And Lviv is definitely a one time thing for me.

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