Event info:

The cost – from 55 UAH.
Duration – 2 - 3  hours.
Start – 11:00 AM & 03:00 PM

Upcoming dates:

Every day individually.

Information about the route:
1. Pidzamche
2. Kulisha st.
3. Shpytalna st.
4. Rappoporta st.
5. Balabana st.
6. Staroyevreyska st.
7. Fedorova st.
8. Danyla Halytskoho sq.
9. Torhova sq.
10. Memorial to Victims of Jewish Ghetto
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.

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Jews are one of the oldest ethno-religious groups on Galician territory. They arrived here in the 10th century. And in Lviv the Jewish community appeared right after city’s foundation in the 13th century. Galician princes, like all the other rulers of Mediaeval Europe, invited to their new cities people from ethnic groups that could play a good part in development of crafts and trade. In Lviv these were Germans, Armenians and Jews.

By the 14th century two distinct Jewish communities form – one in the city and one on the suburb. They existed separately for a long time and were united only in the Austrian times. Each of the communities had its own traditions and religious buildings. Lviv Jews were an inseparable part of city’s multicultural image. Jewish quarters had their own unique atmosphere. In the first half of the 20th century Jews formed a third of Lviv population. In some of Galician towns this number reached 60-70%. This was a rich culture with very ancient traditions. WWII ruined it all in a couple of years.

There are only two synagogues left in Lviv. We will see one of them; the other is located too far from our route. In other cases we can only recreate in our imagination the way these placed looked before the world catastrophe of 1939-1945. Old photographs will help us. Among other preserved buildings is the Jewish Hospital, a very untypical building for Lviv in its style. Some living houses and building, where cultural centres were located, are preserved too. You will discover what territory belonged to the Jewish quarter in the suburb in different times, where the oldest synagogue was located, where was the oldest Jewish cemetery in Galicia, which was used for more than six centuries and was ruined during the seventh, where was a famous market in “Krakidaly”, named “Paris” in times of “first soviets”…

And if you choose the longer version, you’ll have a chance to get acquainted with the Jewish quarter inside the city walls. It is partially shown during the Mediaeval Lviv Tour, but this time you will hear much more detail.

The end of the tour is tragic – we finish it in front of the Memorial to Victims of Jewish Ghetto. This culture, which endured through centuries, wasn’t revived anymore in our land. And without it Lviv won’t ever be like it once was. But even though everything Jewish was ruined, the spirit of this culture still lives in Lviv streets, reminding us of its tragic history. 

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