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Unusual places in Lviv: where to go for the weekend

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What to see in Lviv

When the classic routes of the city of Lviv are explored, tourists head for unusual attractions. Read below to find out which ones are worth visiting.

Plasticine house

The location is not far from Lychakivskyi Park. This is an ordinary residential building that the owner turned into a real work of art. The building is somewhat reminiscent of the works of Antoni Gaudi. The owner claims that the idea for the transformation came to him in a dream.

The idea was realized by Lviv architect Mykola Senyk. The house looks like a scene from a cartoon. You can get there by tram #2. Get off at the Bohdan Kotyk stop.

Unusual places in Lviv: where to go for the weekend

Lost toys yard

The next atypical location is located on Kniazia Leva Street. It is a self-made museum of old dolls, teddy bears, broken cars, etc. It all started with a small collection of a local. Later, the man's neighbors took up the initiative.

By the way, anyone can join the street exhibition hall. All you have to do is bring an unwanted toy.

Jam factory

A new art space in Lviv. It is planned to host cultural collaborations, art projects, theater performances, concerts, and festivals. In the past, the building served as an industrial facility. Then it stood empty for a long time. In 2015, it was noticed and bought by Harald Binder, a patron of science. By the way, the man studies the history of Eastern Europe and Ukraine.

Last November, Jam Factory Art Center finally opened. The renovated premises are currently hosting the first exhibition dedicated to art during the war.

The art space is located at 124 Bohdana Khmelnytskoho Street.

Unusual places in Lviv: where to go for the weekend

Lviv Citadel

The building is an example of nineteenth-century fortification art. The bastion has four round towers and a three-story barracks. All the adjacent buildings are located on the hills.

In 1918, the citadel defended the capital of the Ukrainian People's Republic. During World War II, the Germans turned it into a concentration camp. In the 1950s, the Bolsheviks housed chemical weapons warehouses and the Electron production association in the towers. There were also units of the Border Military District.

Unfortunately, not all the towers are well preserved to this day. The best looking is the main one, which has been turned into a hotel. The second one is just a ruin. The third one is still standing, its condition is satisfactory.

The location is in the Halytskyi district of the city at 11 Hrabovskoho Street.

Street gallery

In 2015, an open-air art space was launched in Lviv. Before the war, graffiti artists were constantly updating their works here. Each exhibition was dedicated to a specific topic. The last one was the Independently/Exit project. The drawings were painted in 2021 and have not been changed since.

By the way, the walls where the illustrations are placed belong to Lvivvodokanal. The company doesn't mind that they are decorated with modern masterpieces. Every year, the company prepares a "white sheet" at its own expense.

The location is at 29 Zamarstynivska Street.

Unusual places in Lviv: where to go for the weekend

Wooden church in Sykhiv

The Church of the Holy Trinity has been standing since 1654. It managed to survive wars and revolutions. The building is truly unique because the mural has been preserved inside. There are only five examples of such structures left in Ukraine.

The church was built by order of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi. It is interesting that the wooden frame was built on a stone foundation. The chapel itself is made of pine logs. The room is illuminated by an open lantern from the eighteenth century.

Please note: the shrine is open only on Sundays from 7:30 to 19:30. The location is at 1-A Sadybna Street.

Retro garage

There are four expositions from the past on the territory of 500 square meters. Here you can see cars, bicycles, scooters, a collection of license plates, a wooden carriage, a pre-war taxi, and a police car. By the way, this is the oldest hangar and depot in Ukraine.

Look for the garage at 57A Dmytro Vitovskoho Street. The location is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00.

Unusual places in Lviv: where to go for the weekend

Crossword house

On Academician Andrii Sakharov Street, you can see a unique high-rise building. Its walls are painted with familiar squares. The charade used to be accompanied by booklets with questions. Those who could not solve the riddle would come to the house at night. In the dark, the building was illuminated. Then the letters applied with special paint would appear.

The house is among the top 10 strangest modern buildings in Europe.

Unusual places in Lviv: where to go for the weekend

Lviv knows how to surprise, and it does it every time in a new way. If you haven't visited these locations yet, be sure to visit them when you have a chance.

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