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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 has 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. Make Vilnius Old Town a centerpiece of your Vilnius vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Vilnius vacation generator.
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  • Traditionally, to visit any of the old town of Nice to wander through the narrow streets. It is almost impossible to get lost. Very many cathedrals of various denominations. Although places impression overshadows State buildings.
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  • Vilnius old town is really unique. Beautiful, a lot to see, friendly, everything is near by, a lot of nice cafes, bars, shops and restaurants. Old Town's history is both horrible and interesting. Part...  more »
  • The town is pleasant enough. Good eating places and lots of cosy bars and cafés. However, there are not so many sights. Our visit in February is not optimal. A beautiful spmmerdag would be more appropriate ...
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