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Vilnius

The origins of the Lithuanian capital Vilnius go back to the 12th century. However, the official date of the establishment of the town is considered to be 1323 when Grand Duke Gediminas built a castle on the banks of the River Neris. Vilnius is the youngest of the Baltic capitals. It marked its 680th anniversary in the year 2003.

The Old Town, the historical centre of Vilnius, is one of the largest in Eastern Europe. The history of the capital city is a reflection of the nation’s past and the experiences of cultures of Western and Eastern Europe. Pagan cult sites, Catholic Baroque churches, Orthodox churches, and traces of the Jewish way of life are all witnesses to the historical multicultural life of the city. The buildings in the old town were built in a number of different centuries, therefore, it is a mixture of all European architectural styles. Although Vilnius is often called a baroque city, you will find some buildings of Gothic, Renaissance and other styles. The main sights of the city are Gediminas Castle and Cathedral Square, which are symbols of the capital. Because of its uniqueness, the Old Town of Vilnius was entered in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994.

One of the best examples of Baroque architecture in the Old Town is the 18th-century gate of the former Bazilijonu Monastery. Nearby is a fascinating group of old houses dating back from four different periods. Be sure to visit the Gothic brick Gediminas’ Castle, built at the 14th and 16th centuries, destroyed in the 18th century and now partly restored. The western Gediminas’ Tower offers a spectacular view of the entire city, as well as the remains of the upper castle. At the foot of Gediminas’ s Hill is the beautiful Vinnius Cathedral, first built in the 13th century by Mindaugas, Lithuania’ s first king, and thought later rebuilt in many different architectural styles.

During the City tour you will also visit the fines examples of the Vilnius churches, for instance, St. Peter’s and Paul’s Church, St. Anne’s church, which Napoleon wanted to take with him to Paris, and the beautiful Baroque St. Theresa’s church.



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