For many people the eastern parts of Europe are unknown. They are not popular touristic destinations. I would like to change this stereotype and to show you how beautiful can be the places where you have never been and even thought about.
Let’s start from the western part of Ukraine. This is the city where personally I have been three times, and I would like to visit it again. It is Lviv.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT LVIV
Lviv is quite popular touristic destination both of Ukrainian and European people. Every year about 1 million people from different countries visit Lviv. Its history is long and rich. Its old architecture is amazing, and you should know that the central part of Lviv belongs to the cultural heritage of UNESCO.
Being a part of Hungary, Poland, Austria, Germany, Russia now this city definitely can be named as multicultural city. In the middle of XIII century Prince Danylo-Halytsky founded Lviv and named it in the honor of his son.
PLACES TO VISIT AND THINGS TO TRY IN LVIV
Here you can see a lot of museums, concert halls, book stores, art galleries, cathedrals and of course many cozy cafes where you can try famous Lviv coffee, chocolate and not less famous Lviv beer.
Over a year about 50 different festivals take place in Lviv. Among them the most famous are the chocolate festival, Easter celebrations, Lviv City Day, International Musical and Jazz festivals, different Ethnic festivals, coffee festival and many others.
In Lviv you can enjoy the delicious food, for example the cottage cheese cake. When you will be in Lviv try it, it is amazing! You can add a cup of coffee to your order and feel the taste of its long history, as it started in the end of XVIII century being the part of Austria. And of course, you should try Lviv beer. In the XV century people started to prepare it in this city, and after by the order of Polish King the beer production has officially started.