Uzupio Respublika, Vilnius

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Užupis is a neighborhood in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, largely located in Vilnius' old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Užupis means "the other side of the river" in the Lithuanian language and refers to the Vilnia River; the name Vilnius was derived from the Vilnia. The district has been popular with artists for some time, and has been compared to Montmartre in Paris and to Freetown Christiania in Copenhagen, due to its bohemic and laissez-faire atmosphere. On April 1, 1997, the district declared itself an independent republic . Since the first of November 2014 Jaap van Ark is president of republic Užupis.GeographyUžupis is quite small and isolated, being only about 148acre in size; it has around 7,000 inhabitants, nearly 1,000 being artists. On one side it is separated from the Old Town by the Vilnia River, on the second there are steep hills, and on the third side it borders on an industrial area built under soviet rule, which is now to be rebuilt into a fashionable district. The first bridges across the river were built in the 16th century, at which time the district's inhabitants were mostly Jewish.
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  • Ljupce is a terrorized means it got. Atmosphere of the old town are well kept in this area is open as well as art festivals. Maybe that's why occasionally monument, statue of the Little Mermaid is one of them. The river wall (? ) Of the location and the 見下rosanai River which is I don't know.
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  • when you cross over this river, be sure to turn left immediately on the Uzupio side and walk along the artists part of it, with various works of art and statues or all kinds! very original!  more »
  • Be in Vilnius and not go in Užupis? Well, I do not know))) Beautiful place! And the Mermaid show, and beer to drink)))
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  • This is a special place, with lots of cool an special things to look at
  • The most amazing place in Vilnius. Everything is different there, different and perfect
  • I always liked the place when real people lived there.
  • I attended a public tour of this exclusive community within Vilnius. A place that is accepting of people, no matter their sex, race, orientation or beliefs. An eye opener!
  • I was enjoying Vilnius but visiting this place just made my day. No words to describe the beauty of the "Laws of the Republika".
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