Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, Vilnius

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See what once was the political, cultural, and administrative center of the Lithuanian empire at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. It housed the royalty of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, including Grand Duke Alexander of Lithuania, who later became the King of Poland, and Sigismund I the Old and his heirs. The palace was almost completely destroyed in 1801 after the fall of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, but was fully restored and modernized by the government in 2002. Explore the National Museum located inside, displaying historical artifacts and art from across Eastern Europe. Tours will lead you through the architectural development of the palace, the remaining ancient ruins, the Treasury Hall, and the Ceremonial Halls. Plan to visit Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania during your Vilnius vacation using our convenient Vilnius tour planner.
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  • This is one of the essential city tours, you can learn all there, plenty to see, pretty pieces exposed and well explained. With a little luck, you'll get to a concert!
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  • The exhibits were very interesting, there was lots of information about the history of the rulers of Lithuania, the observation tower was nice and the 360° virtual headset was amazing - what a visual ...  more »
  • Great displays and really well thought out exhibitions over several floors in this beautifully reconstructed palace. Great value and make sure to try the virtual reality headset on the 1st floor for a...  more »
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  • Beautiful museum, modern and very cheap tickets. Tells a lot of the history of Lithuania. The 3D tour was very special too.
  • Beautifully done Museum. Love the mix of old and new, the layout is easy to follow.
  • A Monument to luxuries, wealth and to ex Lithuanian communist leader A.Brazauskas. Costs of building (2001-2013) this palace was more than 100 mln. Euros!
  • A good modern national history museum with royal details. Worth visiting to know more about Lithuania and around history - together visit tours with Gediminas castle and Cathedral tours.
  • Well...there's a lot of information about the history of Lithuania and it's rulers. The palace itself has been rebuilt over the ruins of the original castle so everything is pretty new.