Sightseeing

Gediminas castle

Gediminas castle is the only remaining part of the Upper Castle in Vilnius, Lithuania.The history of the castle is closely connected with the formation of the city. According to other historical facts, in the 5-6th centuries there had already been large settlements on the banks of the Vilnia River and Gediminas chose this place for the construction of the new town because of its favorable geographical position.

Gates of Dawn

The Gate of Dawn is the only remaining gate (out of 9) from the old fortification built between 1503 and 1522 that surrounded Vilnius in the past. The Gate of Dawn is a city-gate of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The Gate is nowadays a pilgrimage site. Inside there is a small chapel where you'll find a picture of the Mother of Mercy. The picture dates from the 17th century and comes from the Carmelite convent that was situated close to the city wall at that time.

Uzupis district

Uzupis is a district in another part side of river Vilnius and it is mostly unrestored area occupied by artists, dreamers, squatters, and drunks. In 1998 residents unofficially declared the area to be independent with its own president, flag and constitution.. It is architecture alike old town's All like to call Uzupis Lithuanian "Montmartre", because you always feel special there. It is like town and village in one place. Lot of photographers like taking photos there and artists is always find what to do in this special place, where you can find corner of "frozen history" and village life.

Hill of Three Crosses

In Vilnius you can climb the Hill of Three Crosses from where the "terrific view" of the city is uncovered. The hill is located nearby Gediminas castle on the opposite bank of the river Vilnius. To go to the hill you need to walk within a path in a forest. The crosses are a basic tourist thing, not so confusing. In the hill you can see many red roofs of the old fashioned houses in Vilnius. I was there in the summer but I think the sight would be better when the trees have not yet growed the leafs, which weaken the visibility to town.

Vilnius TV tower

The Vilnius TV Tower is a 326.5 m tower in the Karoliniškės microdistrict of Vilnius, Lithuania. It is the tallest structure in Lithuania, and is occupied by the SC Lithuanian Radio and Television Centre In 1991 the Soviet forces were attempting to take Lithuanian tv off the air. A large proportion of the population turned out to defend the tv station. This is a monument to those killed on that day.

Belfry in Cathedral Square

The Cathedral Square in Vilnius is the main square of the city's downtown, right in front of the neo-classical Vilnius Cathedral. It is a key location in city's public life, situated as it is at the crossing of the city's main streets and reflecting the city's diversity. The square where the cathedral and the clock tower sits was earlier the area of the lower castle. The area was surrounded by a 1km long wall with four gates. The clock tower is the only remaining part of this fortification. One can clearly see that the lower part of the tower has traces of a defensive building. It was presumably built during the 13th century. As it lost its defensive role during the 16th century, it got three octagonal floors and was transformed to a clock tower. The hight is 52m. The clock itself is regarded as a master-piece of perfection. It was constructed in the 17th century and still shows the time perfectly - it hasn't been adjusted for decades, except for the summer and winter times nowadays used in the whole of EU.


Hotels in Vilnius

Neringa Hotel - Hotels in Vilnius Lithuania

Neringa Hotel

Situated right in the main shopping area of the city on Gedimino Avenue.
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€ 46,-

 

Holiday Inn Vilnius - Hotels in Vilnius
One of the downtown Vilnius hotels that puts guests within reach of many of Vilnius’s businesses, restaurants, and historical and cultural attractions. s in Vilnius.
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€ 61,-
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Conti Hotel Vilnius
This Vilnius hotel sits between the New Synagogue and All Saints' Church in Old Town Vilnius. s in Vilnius.
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€ 45,-
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Vilniaus Europolis Hotel
Hotel in Vilnius situated right on Vilnius’s main street between the international airport and the River Neris s in Vilnius.
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€ 26,-
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Popular tours in Vilnius

Vilnius City Tour (audio guide 8 languages)

Vilnius City Tour (audio guide 8 languages)

Vilnius city tours starts everyday in various times from Cathedral Square info desk and from Town Hall info desk.

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€ 12,-

 

Tour to Trakai - Tours in Vilnius
Tour to Trakai every day at 11 am from the Vilnius Cathedral Square info desk.
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€ 29,-
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Vilnius City Tour with English speaking guide - Tours in Vilnius
Vilnius City Tour with English speaking guide, everyday in various times.
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€ 22,-
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Hot air balloon flight over Vilnius and Trakai - Tours in Vilnius
Flight over the city Vilnius, which has one of the most beautiful old towns in Europe.
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€ 110,-
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