Lithuania's largest city lies in the east of the country and has a population of around 554,000. With its baroque architecture and lively atmosphere Vilnius is the country's top tourist destination. In 2009 Vilnius was the European Capital of Culture.
Places to visit in Vilnius
Old Town - Vilnius has a large area of medieval buildings in the Old Town area. Pilies Street is the Old Town's main artery and the hub of cafe and street market life. The area is a World Heritage Site. Here you will find the Town Hall, the Presidential Palace, the Radziwill Palace and St Anne's Church.
Vilnius skyline Vilnius Cathedral
The Vilnius Castle Complex - is a group of cultural, and historic structures on the left bank of the Neris River.
Vilnius Cathedral - located near the castle complex, the 60m tall belfry is a local landmark; the cathedral square is a popular rendezvous with the citizens.
Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit - a baroque edifice and the main Russian Orthodox church.
Gate of Dawn - one of the old city gates in the defensive wall dating from the 16th century.
National Museum of History - exhibits from Lithuania's history from 13th century to present day.
National Art Gallery - exhibits from Lithuanian artists of the 20th and 21st century - minimalist style.
Vingis Park - is the largest park in Vilnius, located at a curve in the Neris River, it is home to many events during the year.
TV Tower - the newish tower is 325m high and acts as a good landmark for the city.
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