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Vilnius Old Town, Vilnius

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Home to winding medieval streets, defensive walls, ornate Baroque churches, and a host of historical buildings, Vilnius Old Town earned World Heritage Site status with its extensive and well-preserved mixture of architectural styles. The area has origins in the 13th century and became the capital of the powerful Grand Duchy of Lithuania during the 1300s. Enter through the old fortified gate and stroll down the hill to the main square and town hall, and then onward to the base of the castle-topped hill. As you wander the cobbled streets past buildings of both brick and stone, consider ducking into one of the traditional Lithuanian restaurants or bars. Keep an eye out for some of the 40 churches in the city center, ranging from Catholic cathedrals with elegant interiors to domed Russian Orthodox temples. Top attractions include Vilnius Cathedral Square, Bell Tower of Vilnius Cathedral, Arkikatedra Bazilika, Gate of Dawn, and Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. Put Vilnius Old Town into our Vilnius online sightseeing planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Vilnius.
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  • Very beautiful old town, many places to walk without Any cars, a lot of peaceful park, a place to visit ! 
    Very beautiful old town, many places to walk without Any cars, a lot of peaceful park, a place to visit !  more »
  • Historic, picturesque area, cobbled streets and restaurants and cafes down every little lane. The city comes alive at night, with families out walking at 10pm. As a single woman traveller If felt... 
    Historic, picturesque area, cobbled streets and restaurants and cafes down every little lane. The city comes alive at night, with families out walking at 10pm. As a single woman traveller If felt...  more »
  • For me, this is just the right size city, walkable with charm and history. Piles street and Gedimino flow off the main square. It is well preserved over stone and cobblestone roads and alleyways... 
    For me, this is just the right size city, walkable with charm and history. Piles street and Gedimino flow off the main square. It is well preserved over stone and cobblestone roads and alleyways...  more »

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