Attractions in Lviv
Lviv is a Ukraine city which is located in the western edge of the country. It is the largest city in the western Ukraine and the seventh largest in the country. Its name means 'the City of the Lion'. Although Lviv is not a huge city, the culture centre of Ukraine is located in the city which gives one important reason to visit and know the city. The second most significant reason of travelling to Lviv is a cheap flight to Ukraine served by LOT Polish Airlines – LOT provides direct flights from capital of Poland, Warsaw. What is more, Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport is located only 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) from the airport so the access to the city centre is not very complicated.
The heart of the city
The most important place of Lviv as well as of every city is the market square. The Market Square in Lviv is a rectangular shape square. Unfortunately, the tourists cannot visit the original square from 14th century because it was rebuilt several times because of great fires. As an outcome, the houses which are located on the square were built in various periods and represent different architectural styles such as Renaissance, Neoclassicism and Modernism. In 1998, the Market Square as well as the historic city centre of Lviv were declared to be a UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Market Square consists of four sides: Eastern, Southern, Western and Northern. Each of the side has several town houses or monuments worth visiting.
Cultural centre in Lviv
The place where culture and breath-taking appearance of building meet in Lviv is definitely Lviv opera house, The Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet to say more precisely. It is an opera house and theatre located in the heart of Lviv. It was constructed from 1897 to 1900 and the architectural styles which can be found in the building are Renaissance and Baroque. The opera house cannot be missed by any tourists because the exterior of the place is as stunning as interior. The eye catching sculpture which is located at the top of the building is Sculpture Glory. However, if you have some free time, it is really worthy to see opera, ballet or operetta performances in the theatre. The ticket prices are really cheap for the foreign visitors – the prices start from 2 Euros.
The palace in Lviv
One of the town houses which is worth seeing on the Market Square in Lviv is Korniakt Palace. The palace is an example of Ukraine-Polish relation in the 16th century when Lviv was a part of Poland. The town house was constructed by Polish architect and it was opened for the public in 1580. The place was designed for Konstanty Korniakt who was a merchant and later it was a place of stay of noteworthy leaders such as King Wladyslaw IV Vasa and King John III Sobieski. Nowadays, it is a Lviv history museum where the travellers can visit the royal chambers and see several interesting exhibits, including furniture and clocks from Rococo times, a large and impressive collection of medallions and items made of silver.
Flight from Warsaw to Lviv
Lviv is a city located in the western part of Ukraine. It is the seventh biggest city of the country and what is more, it is a significant cultural centre of Ukraine. Unfortunately, not many tourists make a decision to travel to eastern destinations. Nevertheless, it should be changed because Lviv and Ukraine have a lot to offer for tourists who are keen on Slavic culture and tradition. It is worth pointing out that Lviv in is situated Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport where the tourists can arrive from different corners of the world. Moreover, LOT Polish Airlines – the best carrier in Poland and in this part of region has prepared low cost flights from Warsaw to Lviv.
All the essential information on the flight from Warsaw to Lviv
The flight to Lviv, in Ukraine starts at Frederic Chopin International Airport. The flight duration is about 1 hour and it is served under the wings of Polish carrier – LOT. The flight is operated on Brazilian aircraft – Embraer 195. The passengers who want to discover Ukraine do not have to possess a visa, it is enough to have a valid passport. The passengers will receive special documents at the airport which will give them
a possibility to stay in Ukraine for 90 days.
On the board of LOT's fleet
Every flight provided by LOT is served by professional and experienced pilots – as a result, the passengers can feel completely safe on board of LOT's aircraft. It also concerns the plane which is used to operate the flight – Embraer 195. The Brazilian machine has been used by LOT for many years. It can be characterized as spacious plane dedicated to maximum of 112 passengers. What is more, it is also worth noticing the unique seat configuration which can be found only on board of Embraer aircraft. The available seat configuration is 2+2 – there are no provided middle seats and the passengers can purchase the plane tickets in one of three classes: business class, economy plus and economy.
During the flight, the passengers can use some of the facilities provided by LOT staff. There is a huge collection of well-known and interesting films and TV series to watch and many types of music to listen. What is more, there is also available in-flight magazine called Kaleidoscope where are provided numerous information on Poland, LOT's popular flight schedule, LOT's fleet and a lot more.
At the destination airport
The flight from Warsaw to Lviv finishes after one hour at Danylo Halytskyi International Airport. The airport is located quite close to Lviv city centre – it is only 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) and there are provided three forms of transfer to Lviv city centre – by bus, trolleybus, or choosing services provided by professional companies which handle only airport transfers. When it comes to buses and trolleybuses, the stop is located about 300 metres from the terminal building. There is no provided ticket machines at the bus or at the bus/trolleybus stop – tickets are bought from the drivers. The journey to the city centre lasts about 25 minutes.
Transfer from Lviv airport
Travelling by plane is the most popular and convenient way of moving from one place to another chosen by people who change locations regularly in both purposes – business as well as pleasure. When it comes to discovering new places, it is worth to think about Ukraine and visit the place by plane. There is one place which is full of interesting as historical buildings, monuments, museums and castles where are located numerous tourist attractions for travellers no matter how old they are and what their nationalities are. It is called Lviv and it is placed in the western region of Ukraine. The Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport serves international flights from various directions and at the airport, the majority of Lviv sightseeing tours start.
What is more, the tourists are able to purchase cheap plane tickets to Ukraine from many countries. The airport is situated only 6 kilometres
(3.7 miles) from Lviv city centre and the tourists can make a use of four forms of ground transportation to Lviv city centre. They are: buses, trolleybuses, taxis and private companies which provide door-to-door services for airport passengers.
The most convenient form of travelling from Lviv airport
The tourists who want to travel around Lviv in a comfortable way should choose direct airport transfer to the hotel or other destination.
This kind of transfer has a lot of advantages. First of all, you can book it online by filling in a short form where you place the day of your arrival at Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport and the flight number. The driver will be dispatched on time, even when your flight is delayed or arrive in Ukraine earlier because the staff will track your flight status. Secondly, the driver can communicate in English – it is a huge plus because English is not a very popular language in Ukraine. Thirdly, you can choose the car which will pick you up from the airport. There is a large choice of VIP cars as well as vintage ones. All of them are equipped with air-condition and a sound system which can be useful during longer journeys.
The journey to Lviv by bus
The bus stop is located about 300 metres from the terminal building. The bus number which serves the airport is 48. It goes to Lviv city centre every 30 or 60 minutes. The journey to the city centre lasts about 25 minutes. The passengers can purchase the tickets only from the driver on the bus. There are no provided ticket machines.
The journey to the heart of Lviv by trolleybus
Lviv possesses well-developed trolleybus connection in the city centre as well as between the airport and the centre of Lviv. The trolleybus number 9 leaves airport every 15 to 30 minutes. The trolleybus stop is located 300 metres from the terminal building, it is also a bus stop. Unfortunately, the trolleybuses from airport do not stop directly in the city centre – the passengers should get off the at 'university' trolleybus stop which is situated about 15 minutes from the Lviv Market Square.
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