Lviv: Soviet Legacy and Modern Living in Sykhiv

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Tour overview

Sights we visit

Sykhiv neighborhood of Lviv


Walking tour with a tram ride


3.5-4 hours


English, Polish

Group size

min 2, max 12


Starting time

every day, except Sundays, 10:30 AM

Tour highlights

  • Meet your guide in the city center and take a 30-minute tram ride to the heart of Sykhiv.
  • Learn about life of an average Ukrainian in the Soviet Union during the 1970s and 80s.
  • See an example of “Soviet workers’ neighborhood” and learn about the ideas behind this concept.
  • Learn why the manliest and most therapeutic thing a man could own during this period of the Soviet era is a detached garage.
  • Get a feel for the daily life of modern-day Sykhiv residents.
  • See the realities of 21st-century life in Lviv for an average Ukrainian.

Extend your tour with a few stops at local food joints – both retro and modern. Enjoy an authentic atmosphere, local food and drinks with our guide and locals.

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