About the project "Lviv Underground"
The Underground City project – the development and promotion of cross-border tourism through the creation of a cross-border underground tourist route through Lviv, Rzeszow, and Lublin – will be implemented by the Historical Environment Bureau of the Lviv City Council with the support of the Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine (2007-2013) of the European Union.
The project aims to increase the competitiveness of partner cities in the field of tourism, the development of cooperation between municipalities, the development of tourism infrastructure and the promotion of tourism in the border areas.
The project is implemented in cooperation with:
Gmina Rzeszow, Poland
Rzeszow already offers a popular underground tourist route under Market Square called "Rzeszow Cellars", it is 396 meters long and 0.5 m to 10 m deep.
"Grodzka Gate Centre – NN Theatre" Lublin, Poland
The route in Lublin is 280 meters long; it runs through the cellars of municipal stone buildings under Market Square. (Virtual tour)
History of partnership
The history of this partnership is quite long and significant. The project includes joint activities and an exchange of experience. It will also create new integrated tourism products and improve cross-border cooperation.
Partner organizations will work together to create media material and promote underground tourist routes in their respective cities.
This project will allow Lviv to design and develop its own concept of an underground route that will pass under the city centre. The tunnels will run through the most interesting sites of underground Lviv associated with important cultural and historical facts about the foundation of the city.