The cemetery has been classified as a historic and cultural museum and heritage preserve; it occupies a total area of 40 hectares. It was officially founded in 1786 by the new Austrian government in Lemberg (Lviv), which was then the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria.
The oldest tombstone in the cemetery dates back to 1675. The Lychakiv Cemetery is also famous for some 23 beautifully adorned chapels and shrines, which belonged to wealthy Lviv families.
The latest popular tourist attraction in Ukraine (and in Europe) proposes excursions by night in the Lychakiv Cemetery.
Admission: 10 UAH for adults; 5 UAH for children.
“Half-price weekend in Lviv” December 22-23 20121
Lviv is one of the most beautiful cities not only in Ukraine, but also in Europe, and very often there is a perception that in order to enjoy its beauty, tourists have to pay much. In fact, it is not so!
The description of what every guest of the city should visit is based on a survey of Lviv city tourists.