Vilnius Travel Guide

Attractions

Old TownUntil the Holocaust, much of the Old Town (Senamiestis) was the Jewish ghetto. Most of the buildings date from the 13th-19th centuries. In 1994, the Old Town was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Gediminas CastleThe red-brick tower is restored from the Higher Castle erected in the 13th14th centuries by Dukes of Lithuania. The top of the towers offer the best view of Vilnius.
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Upper Castle MuseumPrice: Adult: 5 LTL; Child: 2 LTL
Three Crosses HillA monument to seven Franciscan monks that were tortured here by pagans before the conversion of Lithuania to Christianity. Also symbolizes the importance of Christianity to Lithuania.
Vilnius CathedralCathedral SquareHours: 7am-7:30pmAn original cathedral was built here in 1251. In 1387 a Gothic style cathedral was built. Now it is a classical style cathedral build by the project of Laurynas Gucevicius. The most beautiful part of the Cathedral, the baroque chapel of St. Casimir, was built in 16231636. The crypt shows a cross section of Vilnius through the ages, well worth seeing. You can also take a tour through the catacombs under the cathedral. 57m high belfry. Outside the Cathedral, in the square, look for a particular tile on which there is written a word "Stebuklas" (means "miracle" in Lithuanian). Stand on it, make a wish and turn around three times. Your wish should come true :) This tile also marks the end of the Vilnius-Tallinn human chain in the 1989 protest of the Soviet Union.
Uzupis DistrictA largely unrestored area primarily occupied by artists, dreamers, squatters, and drunks. In 1998, the residents unofficially declared the area to be an independent republic, with its own president, anthem, flag, and constitution. Great to visit on April Fools day, when mock border guards stamp passports and the entire area erupts into a party.
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St. Ann's ChurchOne of the most beautiful churches in Vilnius and in Lithuania. Very small in size, but a very beautiful example of Gothic architecture. There is a legend that when during his conquests Napoleon came to Vilnius and saw this church he said he would like to take it on his palm and bring to France.
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Angel of Uzupis StatueUzupio & Malunu gatveStatue of an angel blowing a trumpet.
St. Peter's and Paul's ChurchAnother shockingly beautiful church. Not so special from the outside, but extremely beautiful inside, with all the interior overcrowded with baroque sculptural works.
Artillery Bastion of Vilnius Defensive WallCurrently closed for reconstruction.
Museum of Genocide Victims aka KGB Museum2a Auku St.Phone: +370-5-2498155Hours: Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 10AM-3PMPrice: Admission: 6 LTL; Audioguide: 8 LTL; English-speaking Guide: 30 LTLOccupies the former KGB headquarters. The bottom bricks of the buildings have the names of those who were believed to be executed inside the building. Visit the former prisoner cells.
National Museum of LithuaniaArsenalo Str. 1Phone: +370-5-2629426Hours: Tuesday-Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 10am-3pmPrice: Adult: 5 LTL; Child: 2 LTLBiggest and oldest source of national cultural heritage in the country, which systematically collects, stores, displays, and popularises the history of the state.
Frank Zappa StatueKalinausko str. 1Price: FreeThe first statue in the world for honoring this great musician. Erected in 1995 by the local Frank Zappa fan club. Later a replica of the statue in Vilnius has been erected in Baltimore.
European ParkJoneikiskiu kPhone: (+370 5) 2377 077Hours: 10AM-sunsetPrice: overpriced.The sculptures, which are the works of sculptors from more than 70 countries worldwide, are exhibited in the open area of 55 ha. Sometimes there is a very bad mosquito problem here, though not in winter time.
Old Arsenal BuildingArsenalo Str. 3
CemeteriesThere is an interesting Jewish cemetery in ekin (a little outside the centre) including the grave of some very important rabbi. By the entrance to Vingis park is a war cemetery with Russian, German, Hungarian, Polish and Turkish soldiers from both wars. Oldest cemeteries are Ras and Bernardin. Also Sauls kapins (Cemetery of the Sun) in Antakalnis district.
Contemporary Art CenterVokieciu str. 2There are always many extremely interesting modern art exhibitions.
Literatu StLiteratu str. VilniusHours: 24/7Small artworks, dedications mounted on the walls. Dedications to the literature workers: writers, translators, everyone who has link with Lithuania and is important for Lithuanian or world literature. Artworks crafted in various outdoor-proof techniques: ceramics, sculpture, glass, wallpainting.
Belfry of Saint John ChurchSv.Jono street.12Price: Adult: 8 LTL; Child: 5 LTLFrom the top of baroque style belfry, which is the tallest building in the old town, you can see an amazing panorama of the city.

source: Wikivoyage

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