Event info:

The cost – from 50 UAH.
Duration – 2 hours.
Start – 10:00 AM & 02:00 PM

Upcoming dates:

Every day in a group or individually.

Information about the route:
1. Jesuit Church
2. Church of Transfiguration
3. Pharmacy Museum
4. Dominican Monastery
5. Apothecary
6. Bernardine Monastery
Please note!

All of our tours may be organized individually, in English, German, Polish and other languages. We offer the service of guides-interpreters or interpreters with knowledge of the required language, who will interpret the information given by a Ukrainian guide. If you are willing to join a Ukrainian tourist group, but don’t understand Ukrainian, we may provide you with a personal interpreter or a written description of the tour, according to your wishes.

At the request of tourists to the Bernardine monastery you can see the exhibition at the Museum of Ideas and order lunch in the "Upper Room".

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The Underground Lviv

Every ancient city keeps a lot of secrets. Sometimes they are hidden even from the eyes of those, whose families live in the city for centuries. Underground tunnels are among them.

Researchers claim that Lviv underground tunnels stretch for more than 100 km. Of course, great part of them consists of the engineering tunnels connected with the underground Poltva River. It was here that thieves liked to hide in 1920s, but it was also the refuge for hundreds of Lviv Jews during the Nazi occupation. But Lviv has dungeons much more ancient…

For now there are not many dungeons open for the public; mostly these are the basements of monasteries – Trinitarian, Dominican, Bernardine and Jesuit. They are explored only partially, and the works continue. The basements of mediaeval houses formed another underground labyrinth. In both cases the undergrounds are far older than the buildings that stand on them. On the surface there is not much left from Lviv earlier than the middle of the 16th century, and that usually multiply rebuilt. And here the dungeons can be a literal time machine that will take us to the first 100 years of the city’s existence. Descending here we forget all the fuss of the modern world and plunge deep into the past.

Our journey starts in the dungeons of the Jesuit Church. Here we will see the traces of the house dating back to the first half of the 14th century and a tomb of an archbishop, surrounded with legends. Then our journey will lead us to the basements of the Church of Transfiguration. The spacious premises date back to the times when the church belonged to the Trinitarian monks. After that we will descend to the basements of a mediaeval house and see a lot of interesting exponents in the Pharmacy Museum. Other such basements house numerous cafes around Rynok Square, but they’ve lost their spirit of the past after refurbishment.

In the dungeons of the Dominican Monastery we will find ourselves in the remnants of the prince’s palace, built here for Prince Leo in the 13th century. And we will also hear the tragic story of HalshkaOstrogska, Lviv episode of which became known in the chronicles as “the War for a Bride”. Coming back closer to modern times, we will visit one more pharmacy, this time from the beginning of the 20th century.Here we will meet a mysterious apothecary, who will tell us some stories of Lviv pharmacies of the past.

We will finish our tour with visiting the exhibition of the Museum of Ideas, housed in the dungeons of the Bernardine Monastery, and here we will have an opportunity to have a dinner or just to try a traditional Galician cheesecake, completing it with home-made liquors of old monastic recipes in the Trapezna (“Refectory”). And hear a couple of legends connected with tunnels of the monastery as an accompaniment to the pleasant meal.

Researchers keep opening new premises in the dungeons, so we may hope to add new locations to our tour later. But for now we offer you to open the door and take a glimpse at Lviv secrets that are still waiting to be unveiled. 

Price includes:

Services guide

Additional charges:
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