Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, National Museum, 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, National Museum. 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, National Museum during your Vilnius vacation using our convenient Vilnius tour planner.
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  • Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (there were no Kings), very important for the national identity, but completely rebuilt in recent years. Being in the Cathedral Square, you see it from the outside, just.
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  • We enjoyed this museum. We just didn't have enough time to see it all. The exhibits are well done. The setting is wonderful since it is below the Grand Palace. 
  • Once again, this is a new building as the original one was trashed. You have to pay to visit but we did not bother.