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. For Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania and beyond, use our Vilnius online road trip planner to get the most from your Vilnius vacation.
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  • This is usual musaum like many others. It is interesting to visit just because to see something more in Vilnius. BUT, in the end of exhibition there is a 3D historical tour for 1 euro only and its rea...  more »
  • I do not even know how to characterize this object. It is neither rebuilt nor restored because there were no documentation of how in reality the original palace looked like. It was just built as new o...  more »
  • The Palace of the Grand Dukes is a shell as almost everything has been completely modernized inside. The visit follows a contrived itinerary from below ground level where you see the remains of the or...  more »
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  • Very informative museum - one learns a lot about Lithuania's fascinating history. Allow plenty of time for your visit if you intend to read every bit of information provided though. The view from the watch tower is great!
  • I don't love a lot of museums but this was superbly done. Talks through the history of Lithuania in quite an interesting way and some good historical artifacts. Well worth the 3€ for the visit
  • Didn't expect such an interesting exposition, and showcased so well too. They're restoring more rooms now, so the exposition will get even bigger. The price is very cheap for such an experience.
  • Ticket: 3 euro audioguide: free (lit, rush, eng). Very rich in history. Worth seeing.
  • This is a ground up build of the palace, and thus feels too new. The museum IS good, and highly recommended. Budget at least 1.5 hours, and that's a quick run-through.

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