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Secession architecture tour

Львів, Ukraine

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Experience hosted by Anna

2 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation
Up to 7 people
Hosted in English, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian

What you'll do

In the time when Art Nouveau emerged, Lviv experienced vast and rapid development. The new style left countless footprints in the streets of our city.
It was the time when hundreds of beautiful, elegant, and original buildings took part in shaping the city’s new appearance. No wonder many people come to Lviv just to see the city of Art Nouveau or as we call it Secession.

The tour includes 1,5 hours of walk through the Art Nouveau district and an exciting story about life in Lviv at the turn of the centuries. You will also visit the very special Art Nouveau cafe with an authentic interior of the style. And of course, will enjoy a cup of coffee and traditional Lviv cheesecake "syrnyk".

Let us take you back to the times of the industrial revolution and the vast growth of the city.

Transport, coffee, and "syrnyk" dessert are included.

Regarding the situation with COVID-19, I provide experiences using masks for me and my guests.

FOR GROUPS and individuals who want personal experience: contact me if you would like to attend the experience on a specific date which isn't available in the calendar.

The main language for group experiences is English. If you want to have a tour only in Polish, Russian or Ukrainian language please click on the option "Book for a private group" in the calendar.
Other things to note
Regarding the situation with covid-19, I provide experiences in a maximum group 7 people + me using a masks and gloves for me and my guests.
In the time when Art Nouveau emerged, Lviv experienced vast and rapid development. The new style left countless footprints in the streets of our city.
It was the time when hundreds of beautiful, elegant, and original buildings took part in shaping the city’s new appearance. No wonder many people come to Lviv just to see the city of Art Nouveau or as we call it Secession.

The tour includes 1,5 hours of walk through the Art Nouveau…

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What's included

  • Food
    traditional "syrnyk" dessert is included
  • Drinks
    a cup of coffee or tea is included
  • Transportation
    We will use a taxi to visit Kastelivka and Novy Svit from city center and c...
From $22
/ person
Sat, Nov 28
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$22 per person
$22 per person

Meet your host, Anna

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 15 Reviews
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Hello, my name is Anna and I'm in love with Ukraine and Lviv city. I'm a professional guide in Lviv and the region. And I like to show special places here like Kastelivka district, Novy Svit or Pidzamche. Typical tourists never go there by themself. I've graduated from the historical faculty Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University and defended my Ph.D. thesis in ethnology. So I like to share my knowledge but in an easy fun way with a lot of jokes. Guiding is my passion and for each guest, I try to make a friendly and atmosphere of hospitality. My goal is to create a feeling that we know each other for a long time and you just visit your old friend in Lviv. I provide tours in English, Polish, Ukrainian and Russian languages. Join me!
Hello, my name is Anna and I'm in love with Ukraine and Lviv city. I'm a professional guide in Lviv and the region. And I like to show special places here like Kastelivka district, Novy Svit or Pidzamche. Typical tourists never go there by themself. I've graduated from the historical faculty Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University and defended my Ph.D. thesis in ethnology. So I like to share my knowledge but in an easy fun way with a lot of jokes. Guiding is my passion and for each guest, I tr…
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Where you'll be

I will show you very special districts Kastelivka and Novy Svit where we will enjoy great Secession architecture and of course a few good examples of Art Deco and Functionalism. You'll see the luxury districts of break of the XIX-XX century. And will feel how rich and famous locals were living that time. It is like to use a time machine and come back to the past.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 15 reviews.

Matthew
October 2020
Fascinating and surprising trip into the history of architecture in Lviv with a highly knowledgeable and friendly guide. We thoroughly enjoyed a brilliant afternoon which concluded with a delicious local coffee and cheesecake leaving time for reflection and recommendations.
Fascinating and surprising trip into the history of architecture in Lviv with a highly knowledgeable and friendly guide. We thoroughly enjoyed a brilliant afternoon which concluded…
Francesca
October 2020
I would highly recommend this tour! Anna is knowledgeable and a very engaging story teller, which made our architectural journey around Lviv with her fascinating. We saw a completely new side of the city and learnt about its diverse history through its buildings. Plus the coffee shop stop is an absolute treat too.
I would highly recommend this tour! Anna is knowledgeable and a very engaging story teller, which made our architectural journey around Lviv with her fascinating. We saw a complete…
Sergey
October 2020
Очень познавательная и интересная экскурсия. Это отличная возможность увидить Львов с немного другой стороны. Обязательно рекомендую к посещению! Я получил море впечатлений от архитектуры города. Анна показала интересные локации с увлекательной историей
Очень познавательная и интересная экскурсия. Это отличная возможность увидить Львов с немного другой стороны. Обязательно рекомендую к посещению! Я получил море впечатлений от архи…
Tommaso
October 2020
A very immersive tour in what I think a less known part of the local culture. Sometimes you need to stop and look above (and beyond) to appreciate things. Anna is your guide for that. She will do GUIDE you through history and culture, architectural details and little less known facts. Definitely recommend the tour!
A very immersive tour in what I think a less known part of the local culture. Sometimes you need to stop and look above (and beyond) to appreciate things. Anna is your guide for th…
Валентина
October 2020
It was wonderful! Really interesting information, not boring stories and overview which gives understanding about Austrian Lviv, passionate about what she is doing Anna, amazing part of Lviv which you will not be able to explore by yourself! Must visit for people who loves architecture and art but as well will be interesting for just curious ones. Cafe with syrnik was the most authentic one which I visited in Lviv. Thank you for this experience!
It was wonderful! Really interesting information, not boring stories and overview which gives understanding about Austrian Lviv, passionate about what she is doing Anna, amazing p…
Marianna
September 2020
Это было невероятно! Мы посетили места которые сам бы ни за что не нашёл! А рассказ был увлекательным как никогда ) всем рекомендую если вы хотите больше от Львова!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Good mood :)

Umbrella for rainy weather