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Europe Crossroad

As the European Championship approaches, everyone’s eyes in Europe are on the host nations, Poland and Ukraine. Of these two countries, Ukraine is by a long shot the slightest went by and surely understood. In any case, there is an abundance of lovely urban areas situated in Ukraine, particularly in the western region. At the bleeding edge of Ukraine’s eminence is the city of Lviv, found near the fringe with Poland.

Lviv has a rich history, having been under the control of the Polish Empire, Austrian Empire, and Russian Empire, alongside having Mongol and Tartar impact going back to the early years of the most recent thousand years. Subsequently of this social miscegenation, going by Lviv is like going to a mixture of European urban communities. The loftiness of the old city was spectacular to the point that the heart of Lviv was announced an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has been conversationally named the Paris of Eastern Europe. For more data on UNESCO destinations observe excursion blog

In the event that you are taking a gander at making a trip to Lviv consider the accompanying territories:

Historical Churches: There are a number of churches worth looking at in Lviv. Many of them exhibit spectacular craftsmanship and splendor, some dating back to the 13th century. The Church of the Transfiguration is a beautiful Austrian-era church with a breath-taking gold interior. St. George’s Cathedral is the third church to stand at its present location, on a hill overlooking the city. Legend has it that the icon of the Virgin Mary found inside the church can create miracles.

Lviv Museum of Folk Architecture and Culture: Better known in Ukraine as Shevchenkivskyi Hay. This isn’t your everyday museum. It is a now-uninhabited village created completely from wood in the 18th century. The museum is truly unparalleled in the world.

Courtyard of King Jan III Sobieski House: King Sobieski was a 17th century Polish king. His house in Lviv has been preserved as a museum. However, the most stunning sight in his home is his courtyard. Built in the renaissance style, it contains three tiers of open, arched balcony, and is a great place to stop for a Ukrainian Coffee.

Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre: Built from 1897 to 1900, this building is located in the heart of downtown and is the most renowned building in Lviv. The sculptors, architects, and painters who worked on the construction of the theatre were at the head of their professions in Eastern Europe, and thus seeing this theatre will give a traveller the perfect example of the artistry at the turn of the century.

Lychakiv Cemetery: A breathtaking cemetery containing the remains of prominent Ukrainian and Polish intellectuals, as well as war memorials. The remarkable thing about this cemetery is the seamless combination of lush, well-manicured foliage and intricate, detailed tombstone design.

Ukraine is not a typical tourist destination, but it is one of the hidden wonders of Europe. The great thing about visiting a Ukrainian city is that it is a relatively cheap trip. The exchange rate of the American dollar to Ukrainian hryvnia is 1 to 8, making hotels, food, and leisure affordable for many.

Lviv is a unique city with a rich history that has created an abundance of sites for the willing traveller.