LYCHAKIV CEMETERY

Description:
Lychakiv cemetery is one of the most majestic necropolises in Europe, founded in 1786. Today it is either museum (square 42 hectares) or burial place (more than 400 000 burials). On its territory there are sculptures and architectural monuments made by well-known masters: H. Witwer, A. Schimser and I. Schimser, P. Eutele, H. Perier, Y. Markovsky, I. Levynsky, G. Kuznevych and others.

The cemetery got the status of a museum in 1991, November 25. Restoration and modernization is being held on its territory regularly now. One of the most interesting sculptural collections in Europe is situated just here. These scuptures are either masterpieces or they could also decorate any park. They tell the visitors about the buried people by means of symbols and allegories.



The main alley here is the place where prominent people are buried: Ivan Franko, the writer, poet and playwright; Solomiya Krushelnytska, a well-known opera singer; Markiyan Shashkevych, the founder of new Ukrainian literature in Galicia and other famous figures in local history and culture.





The museum staff is working over new interesting projects. One can order here not only a traditional excursion around the cemetery, but also one can order a night walking tour around the cemetery. There is the other excursion — by electric car around the museum territory. The film "To follow the pathes of Lviv necropolis" is proposed to the visitors, too.

Working hours:
9:00-18:00
Entrance fee:
Adults — 30 UAH.
Students, children — 20 UAH.
Excursion rates:
Group (up to 10 persons) — 130 UAH.
Group (from 10 persons) — 200 UAH.
Contacts:
Lviv city
I. Mechnikov St., 33

Теl.: +38 (032) 275-54-15
How to get:
By public transport
Go by tram No7 from Pidvalna street (stop near the monument to Ivan Fedorov) to the stop "Lychakivsky tsvyntar". One can also walk along Pekarska street ( it'll take 15-20 min. from Soborna square/ Halytsky rynok).
Detailed information about public transport.

By car
Go along Pekarska street from the city centre. It will lead you to the main entrance of the cemetery.
GPS:
49.83383  24.05224  convert to dd°mm'ss"
 

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