Half Day Secession in Lviv (not bookable due to the war)
From: 400 €
During this walking private tour you will discover the most interesting Art Nouveau buildings in the city center of Lviv.
Your tour will will be guided by an experienced tour guide that is an art nouveau expert because we want you to discover the beauty and history of art nouveau in the city of Lviv in the best of the ways. In order to design this tour our guides have had the support of the best academic art nouveau experts in Lviv.
Lviv, in northwestern Ukraine, is one of the most beautiful and unknown city of Europe and has plenty of art nouveau to get inspired. You will discover the origins of this movement and its framework with the political, economical and social situation that lived Liviv during the 25 years before the start of the First World War.
Not only Barcelona, Paris or Vienna can pride themselves on gems of the Art Nouveau movement, but Lviv has got also a number of unique monuments of the world importance.
During the tour your guide will reply to questions like this one: Is Art Nouveau in Lviv a representation of a local modernist network which should not be defined as simple satellite of Viennese Secession as a way to express dominance and control from the Austria-Hungarian Monarchy to its periphery? An Art, Architecture and Design private tour to inspire you.
If you have a passion for Art Nouveau, this tour is definitely for you.
Duration: 4 hours.
Departure time: From 9.00am to 16.00am.
Prices according to size of your private group – Special price to help the Ukranian guide rebuild its business:
1 – 6 PAX = 400€
7 – 15 PAX = 6o0€
+15 PAX – Please Contact Us
We will start this 4-hour walking tour visiting the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe. To get a kickstart of the historical and cultural framework of Art Nouveau in Lviv you can have a conversation with your private guide in its cozy cafeteria while you have a coffee or tea. It is located in Bohomoltsia street, one of many streets designed by the famous architectural bureau of Ivan Levynskyi in early 20th century.
The most beauiful Ukrainian Art Nouveau building is the one of the former “Dniester” Insurance Company in the national Hutsul style. We will continue our visit in the historical city to appreciate other buildings like the former Prague bank, Galician Land Credit Society and other banks. Our tour guide will give you plenty of historic references and tell you lots of interesting stories about these and other buildings that will inform and inspire you as no other.
The Armenian Virgin Mary’s Dormition Church frescoes is a hidden gem for all Art Nouveau lovers also included in this private tour.
We will also enter the Stauber’s Building to see the beautiful secession stained-glass window. Then we will go the Shevchenko Avenue and Chaikovsky Street to see the former building of Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and we will see other buildings like Segal Building and others nearby.
Finally we will visit the Museum of Ethnography that displays interesting pieces of Art Nouveau, both local and international.
The whole tour will be around the city center. The full day tour (Click Here for more Information) will also go into the New World area of the city.
Pickup & Drop Off
The departure and finish point for this tour is Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in Bohomoltsia street.
Alternatively our guide can pick you in your hotel if it is in the city center (Modern hotel, Atlas Deluxe, Chopin, Rudolfo, Vintage, George). In this case, the end of the tour will be in the Ethnography museum.
Local certified guide expert and in love with Art Nouveau.
Wireless radio guide system for the group of 7-15 people.
Museums are optional if there is time and the customers wish to enter any of them you can mention that the average entrance fee is 20-30UAH (about 1 euro).
Food, drinks or souvenirs during the tour.
In the event that you have difficulties while booking (not availability for your desired date/time,…) or that you have any additional query please tell us right now visiting the CONTACT section or clicking HERE.
Because we will walk around as many as 7 km we recommend you to wear comfortable shoes.
Airport pick-up and/or drop off is possible (extra fee).
Most of the hotels and restaurants recommended to clientes of the tour are eclectic with some modern decor, but we will also inform on Art Nouveau ones existing in the city.
The tour includes nice architecture and interior design but it goes beyond just admiring it. You will discover the origins of this movement and its framework with the political, economical and social situation that lived Liviv in the Art Nouveau times.
If you can spend a full day discovering Lviv’s Art Nouveau we highly recommend our Full Day Secession Private Tour (Click for more information).
Lviv in northwestern Ukraine is one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau cities in Europe and a part of the Galician Art Nouveau movement in Central Europe.
Lviv with its collection of neo-Renaissance, Eclectic or Secessionist villas and palaces legitimizes itself as a place of Western influence; as, in addition, it has considered itself ‘the cradle of Ukrainian nationalism’, Lviv implies the connections between the latter and the former in the attempt of rejecting the Russian contribution to the Ukrainian nation-building.
With more than 760 years of history this Ukrainian town is truly a city for the ages, and its layers of neoclassical, rococo, baroque, Renaissance, Gothic and Art Nouveau architecture bear witness to its long and storied history. Our tour focuses 100% in its Art Nouveau heritage and includes the discovery of nice architecture and interior design.
What a surprise to discover so many interesting buildings in Lviv. The guide was an expert on the field of art nouveau and this was very inspiring
John, New York City, United States of America
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