Lviv Warnings and Dangers
Enjoy the enchanting castles in Lviv while sampling delicious coffee and chocolate. Even though a visit to Old Town is sure to get you into a medieval state of mind, the history buff hiding within your inner self needs to pay attention to a few dangers lurking around the corners.
Beware of Shop Doors and Sidewalks
A warning about shop doors may seem a bit odd. However, you really should pay attention when walking because the doors open outwards. You also need to watch your step when walking on the sidewalks in Lviv, as they can be uneven and slippery, especially during rainy weather. Try to save trips along these cobblestone sidewalks for sunny days, if possible.
Noisy Cars and Offensive Diesel Exhaust Fumes
In Svobody Prospekt, prepare yourself for an ordeal of having to cope with too much traffic and older vehicles emitting nasty, not to mention unhealthy, odors. Furthermore, do not ever attempt to cross a street unless it is clearly a pedestrian crosswalk. Otherwise, you risk getting run over by a careless driver. Even if you cross the street by way of an official pedestrian crosswalk, proceed with caution because the driver may not offer you the courtesy of waiting until you walk to the other side.
Avoid the Temptation to Drink Tap Water
Tap water in Lviv is not suitable for human or pet consumption. Make sure you buy bottled water from a local, reputable shop. Another thing to note is that water is not available at all hours. However, your hotel room should not experience problems with water reduction.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Lviv warnings and dangers.