Brief History of Armenian and Catholic Neighbourhoods in Lviv

(16 reviews)
Armenian and Catholic Neighborhoods, Rynok Sq., Lviv, Ukraine
40 mins

About the tour

Let’s continue our previous online tour as Olena will take you to show two more neighbourhoods. Ukrainians and Greeks, Germans and Serbs, Jews and Armenians, Italians and Poles, Tatars and Hungarians, Scots and other ethnic groups turned the medieval Lviv into Babylon. The first Armenians arrived in Lviv in the 13th century and they still live here. Nowadays almost all the houses in Armenian street become the architectural monuments and carry traces of different architectural styles. You are welcome to see the modern art gallery, famous local cafe and church yard of the Armenian cathedral. Olena will show you the biggest Lviv church, the first one in the Eastern Europe built in early Baroque style. Then you will see St.Mary’s Cathedral, an almost unique example of Gothic architecture in Lviv And beautiful Boim’s family chapel of the 17th century. The only reminder of the old city cemetery. We hope you will like the ancient city of Lviv and you will be inspired one day to see those streets offline.

Meet your local guide


Olena is a local licensed guide in Lviv, Western Ukraine. While not a true Lviv citizen, being born in the South of Ukraine near Black Sea, Olena is still totally in love with the amazing city of Lviv! Her career as a guide started in 2015 when she was a part of Leopolis Jazz Fest, one of the most existing Lviv festivals. Since then, she has given more than 1,000 city tours for over 6,000 people from around the world. Olena strongly believes that Lviv is a unique city, not just in Ukraine, but in all of Europe. It's something like a hidden treasure, or as her friends might say: a European city with Ukrainien soul. Architecture, taste cuisine, beautiful language, local traditions and unforgettable atmosphere. One experience in Lviv with Olena and you'll never forget it!

Olena has been guiding since Jun 2015

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Lviv with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and amazing guide.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Lviv. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Dyan H.

27 February 2021

Interesting snapshot of an area I've never visited. Thank you

Cynthia W.

26 February 2021

Fascinating tour. Lots of history and good guide.

Nicola O.

25 February 2021

An enjoyable tour. Thank-you.

Caroline R.

25 February 2021

My second trip to Lviv with Olena. I like the way she shows us inside places where possible and answers all the questions people ask.

Cheryl B.

25 February 2021

Olena you gave another wonderful trip. So much history in your city and country. Thank you for making your tours so educational and interesting.

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