Information about Lviv markets: address, working hours, range of goods.
Since ancient times Lviv has been one of the largest trade centres in Eastern Europe. Even the name of the main city square - "Rynok Square", is a vivid example of the importance of trade in the life of Lviv for more than a thousand years.
The market was not only an opportunity to sell or buy profitably, but also to meet friends, talk, and, as Ukrainians say, "to show yourself and see others".
For tourists, the market will be an opportunity to see the life of the local population without decorations and curtains, to feel the routine of the city, and to feel its sounds and smells. And, of course, to replenish your wardrobe, buy souvenirs or products for a home dinner.
That is why we have prepared for you a list of the TOP Lviv markets:
10 am to 7 pm (in winter until 5 pm)
The souvenir market started functioning in the 1980-90s. At first, artists exhibited their paintings for sale at the Vernissage, which was later joined by artisans and collectors of antiques. The market began to work officially in 2013.
Here you can buy traditional clothes, paintings, a variety of souvenirs made of wood and leather, glass products, engravings depicting the city, as well as antiques, it is a good option for tourists, lovers of antiquity and for everyone who prefers to buy a memory of the city.
11 Bazarna St.
9 am to 6 pm
day off - Sunday
Krakivskyi Market is the largest food and household market in the city centre. The market got its name because of its location - Krakivska Square. Historically, since the XVI century, it was the centre of a large trade, which only grew over the years.
Lviv residents nicknamed this space "Krakidaly". In the XIX century, an innovative, at that time, the pavilion was built here. Thus, Krakivskyi Market became quite an exemplary trading place. Radical changes came in the 1950s. The market was moved from Krakivska Square to the area of modern Kleparivska Street, where the so-called Central Market functioned. By the way, previously, there was a Jewish cemetery destroyed during the German occupation. The Soviet authorities used tombstone slabs for the construction of market structures.
As for the variety of goods, you can find almost everything here: food, clothing, household goods, appliances, etc.
8 am to 8 pm
The oldest market in Lviv can be considered the best option for tourists who live in the central part of the city and want to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.
At the beginning of its existence, the Halytskyi market was located in Halytska Square, but in 1891 the city authorities acquired land plots on Bernardynska Square (present-day 12 Soborna Sq.) to build a new market. In the late 1990s, the city authorities decided to liquidate the market, but under public pressure, it was defended.
Here you can buy food and household goods, next to the shopping centre "Roksolana" and one of the largest in Lviv - the flower market.
between Ivana Franka street and Voloska street, at the beginning of Stryiska street
9 am to 7 pm
It is a small market named after the city of the same name in the Lviv region. Located not far from the centre, one of the most beautiful parks of Lviv - Stryiskyi.
Among the advantages of the market are its close location to transport interchanges and the city centre. Here you can buy food and everyday products, and flowers.
125 Horodotska St.
7 am to 6 pm, Sat-Sun 7 am to 4 pm
The market was created after World War II on the territory of former warehouses, workshops and sports grounds. It got its name due to its close location to the Main and suburban railway stations of Lviv.
There are two shopping centres nearby - "Pryvokzalnyi" and "Skrynia". The main advantage of the market is its proximity to transport hubs and the railway station.
Here you can buy food and household goods.
4 Solodova St., between Solodova and Lychakivska streets
8 am to 6 pm, a day off - Sunday
For a long historical period, the Vynnykivskyi market was called "Lychakivskyi" and was one of the most important points of the whole suburb. For centuries, spontaneous trade was carried out here, which became regulated during the 19th century.
In Soviet times, the market was renamed Vynnykivskyi. In the 1970s, it was reconstructed. It was then that a mosaic panel appeared, which can still be seen at the main entrance to the market, as well as a large mosaic on the wall of a residential building above the market.
Here you can buy food and household products.
between Stara, B. Khmelnytskoho and Kniazia Yaroslava Osmomysla streets
10 am to 5 pm, Sun - 10 am to 4 pm
A relatively new market in the central part of the city opened in the late 1990s on the territory of the ancient Krakow market.
At the market, you can buy food, household goods and clothes.
4B Khutorivka St.
7 am to 5 pm, day off - Sunday
Shuvar is the largest wholesale market of agricultural products not only in Lviv but also in Western Ukraine. It is located in the Sykhiv district of the city and covers an area of more than 20 hectares.
The market was opened in 1991, and the rather unusual name means calamus - a plant that grows near the shores of water bodies or wetlands. It is also because the market is located near the source of the Zubra River.
Shuvar is the largest bazaar selling products: from meat and dairy products to vegetables, fruits, fish and seafood or flowers. The market is equipped with infrastructure - special terminals and separate pavilions. Also, you can find branded products from craft producers and farms.
Before you go, make sure that you are going there. The fact is that there are two Shuvars in Lviv. The difference: one is Upper, the shopping centre of the same name, and the other is Lower the market.
65 Shyroka St.
7 am to 8 pm
Sat 7 am to 5.30 pm
Sun 7.30 am to 4 pm
It is the central market of another residential district of Lviv. The market contains both food pavilions and areas with industrial goods. You can also buy products from agricultural producers here.
Kukurudziana St., AC-2 district
9 am to 6 pm
Here you can buy anything you want. In general, the market specializes in the sale of industrial goods, household appliances, plumbing, radio and electrical engineering, auto parts, etc. Nearby is a small mini-flea market where you can find interesting old things.
178 B. Khmelnytskoho St.
9 am to 6 pm Wed, Fri, Sat
The market specializes in the sale of electrical and radio goods, which is quite logical from the name. Here you can buy mobile phones, satellite systems, TVs, photo and radio equipment, parts and equipment.
2 Poliska St.
8 am to 6 pm
It is one of the largest trading platforms in the city. The market began to function in the 1990s. Since then, the territory has expanded significantly. The market offers a wide range of goods - food, clothing, household goods, household appliances, flowers, etc.
7 am to 6 pm
96 Chervonoi Kalyny Ave.
Located in the Santa Barbara neighbourhood. Here residents of Sykhiv can buy fresh vegetables and fruits, meat, fish, and dairy products. There is also a small selection of industrial goods.
112 Kniahyni Olhy St.
10 am to 6 pm
It is a small food market near Water Park. Despite the small area, there is a great variety of everything. From food to clothing and electrical appliances.
Market on Antonycha street
8 Antonycha St.
8 am to 7 pm
Sun 9 am to 5 pm
Another small local market is located in Sykhiv. The main specialization is food, industrial and household goods, clothing, electrical goods, etc.