Live guide: English, German, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian
Duration: 5 hours
Dates: every day upon request
Explore the scenic landmarks of the cozy town of Zhovkva and feel the light atmosphere of the Krekhivsky Monastery on a comprehensive half-day tour from Lviv. With your private local guide you will discover all the must-see attractions of this beautiful city with a glorious past and promising future. Learn about important historic events took place in Zhovkva and find out which famous people visited it.
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Once your guide and driver pick you up from your centrally located hotel or apartment, you will head to the town of Zhovkva, located 25 km north from Lviv.
The most prominent pages of the city’s history are dated XVI-XVII centuries, when it was a residence of the polish hetman Stanisław Żółkiewski. He decided to build an “ideal city” that was trend in the town planning in Europe at that time. The architectural ensemble of the city center consists of the splendid Zhovkva Castle, an elegant building of the Town Hall, the spacious Vicheva Square and St. Lawrence Catholic Church, an outstanding Renaissance masterpiece.
Your guide will tell you the most captivating facts from the history of the city and it will be interesting to know that such famous people as B. Khmelnitsky, Peter I and Napoleon Bonaparte visited Zhovkva in different periods.
During the city tour you will also discover such attractions as Defense Synagogue, St. Josafat and Dominican Convert and Glynska and Zvirinetska Gates.
Another highlight of the tour is a visit of the Krekhiv Monastery of St. Nicolas, located 13 km from Zhovkva. This place, situated in secluded and picturesque forest, will amaze you with its calm and peaceful atmosphere. On the territory of the ancient Monastery, founded in XVI century, you will discover the caves and the holy springs.
This joyful trip of the Lviv region will introduce you to the important historical events and bring you many unforgettable new impressions. The tour ends with to drop-off in your hotel.
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