Daytrip to Zhovkva

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Zhovka, Lviv, Ukraine

Daytrip to Zhovkva Lviv Reviews

vicIII vicIII
345 reviews
The Renaissance City Apr 27, 2017
Zhovkva is located to the north of Lviv: about 45 minutes ride by a shuttle bus. The city has about 13,000 inhabitants and is a district center of Lviv region. It has interesting history. It is often called the Ukrainian Renaissance City. I would even call it “mini-Lviv”.

Zhovkva Castle is worth visiting indeed. A lot of rehabilitation work was done there.

There are many other interesting places to visit here:

- former Market Square (now Council Square);

- Zhovkva Castle dating back to 1594;

- St.Lawrence Cathedral dating back to the 17th century;

- Basilian Monastery;

- Dominican Monastery;

- two wooden churches;

- the old 17th-century synagogue.

I took many pictures of downtown Zhovkva and even a couple of small videos.

Here is a great virtual tour of the famous Basilian Monastery and Christ’s Heart Church:

In addition, there is a nice Zhovkva 3D tour:
Downtown Zhovkva
Basilian Monastery and Christ’s …
The city council building
Basilian Monastery and Christ’s …
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ulis ulis
339 reviews
Daytrip to Zhovkva Feb 14, 2017
Zhovkva was founded and built 1594 on a ideal Renaissance city plan and became in the 17 century the royal residence for King John III Sobieski of Poland.The town center of Zhovkva was declared a heritage site 1994, and some slow restoration work is done.

Zhovkva Castle, the town's largest building, will be eventually converted into a culture and conference hall.

The wooden Holy Trinity Church built in 1720 was listed in 2013 as a World Heritage Site.

There is also a Synagogue, blown up by the Germans in 1941, leaving only the outside walls.

Get there by bus from L´viv Bus Terminal 2, minibus / bus 25, 141 and others go from L´viv center to the Bus Terminal 2
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odiseya says:
Great! I look forward! Enjoy your trip!
Posted on: Feb 14, 2017
ulis says:
It was (pictures have to wait until I am back in Vienna late April)
Posted on: Feb 14, 2017
odiseya says:
Seems as good day trip!
Posted on: Feb 14, 2017

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