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Twelve Days in the Ukraine 2 - Lviv to Ternopil

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An August 2013 trip to Ukraine by Essexgirl09

Armenian Cathedral Photo, Lviv, Ukraine More Photos
Quote: Some more from my Lviv time and another Western Ukraine city, the more modern Ternopil.

Staryy Mlyn (Old Mill) Restaurant-Museum

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Restaurant | "Down at the Old Mill"

Staryy Mlyn (Old Mill) Restaurant-Museum  Photo, Ternopil, Ukraine
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STARY MILN (OLD MILL)The Ternopil based restaurant Stary Miln is as much a tourist attraction as a restaurant. In fact, it is commonly referred to as a museum-restaurant. The name means Old Mill in Ukrainian and was a booked by our guide as a group meal for our small tour group. The restaurant is not that central (at least as far as town attractions are concerned) being a good twenty minute walk from our hotel, in a more residential and commercial area. You get the idea about the décor of the restaurant from the outside when you arrive. The restaurant has a small garden/court-yard area out front where you can sit, and where we stood to take photos. The front of the restaurant is...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 13, 2013

Staryy Mlyn (Old Mill) Restaurant-Museum
Brodivs'ka Str., 1a,
Ternopil, ukraine

Hotel Ternopil

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Hotel Ternopil Photo, Ternopil, Ukraine
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Hotel Ternopil was the hotel selected by my tour company for my one night stay in Ternopil, which is a small town in Western Ukraine. The hotel is quite large, and has the Soviet era appearance about it externally. Inside, the lobby is large and spacious, with marble floors and desk, and cream leather sofas. The lifts (typical of Ukrainian hotels) were tiny, just for two people.Our bedroom contained two single beds, covered in green, polyester bedspreads. The rest of the room was sparsely furnished with an unplugged in fridge, TV and desk. Free wi-fi was easily available. Power was achieved with your key-cards, but sadly there were no spare plug sockets that I could find. There was onl...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 12, 2013

Hotel Ternopil
Zamkova Street, 14
Ternopil
0352 524 263

Krakivska Brama

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Restaurant | "Delicious Dumplings"

Krakivska Brama Photo, Lviv, Ukraine
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Krakivska Brama is an Armenian restaurant on Krakivska Street just off Rynok Square. Late at night the area is full of life with buskers and street sellers, as it was summer all the restaurant and bars had spilled out onto the pavements. We didn’t have many demands, just wanted a pleasant place where we could eat outside and where five of us could be seated. An English menu would be preferable. We tried a few places around the square, but is seemed seating five was a challenge at many restaurants (bars were fine), at first we were going to discount this place as their outside space was covered, but desperation and hunger led us to make a compromise.Although there was cover, the sides w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 9, 2013

Krakivska Brama
5 Krakivs’ka St
Lviv 79000

Prison at Lontskoho Street

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Attraction | "Dark Side of Lviv's history."

Prison at Lontskoho Street Photo, Lviv, Ukraine
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The Memorial Museum of Victims of Occupation Regimes aka the "Prison on Lontskoho" is located a little way from the old Town of Lviv, an uphill walk that could take you 20-30 minutes depending on your starting point and luck in finding it. The prison was opened in 1919 when the Polish occupied the region and was also used by occupying Nazis and Soviets. It has been open as a museum since 2009, and so far they have had their computer drives confiscated by the authorities and the Moscow-friendly President has tried to close it.The displays consist of graphic black and white photographs with texts in Ukrainian. It is not a place to bring children. We were fortunate that there ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 8, 2013

Prison at Lontskoho Street
1 Stepan Bandera str
Lviv
(032) 243-04-46

Armenian Cathedral

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Attraction | "Incense and Decapitations"

Armenian Cathedral Photo, Lviv, Ukraine
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This small cathedral is roughly the size of a modest British parish church, but is significant for being one of the oldest in Lviv. It is centrally located, just two streets from Rynok Square (Market Square) in the heart of the Old Town. It was built in 1360 and re-opened/renovated in 1630 (according to the sign outside, but I can only read three words of Ukrainian so I may have misunderstood this). It cost 1 UAH admission (less than 10p) and 3 UAH if you wish to take photos, there is a further fee for video footage. It was my understanding, from my guide book, that the church isn’t always open, other than for services. I would think that if they are organised enough to have a cash desk and a pric...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 7, 2013

Armenian Cathedral
Virmenska Street
Lviv, ukraine