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. 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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  • August 17, 2017
    Very surprising city with many cultural buildings. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes to keep you entertained.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Connecting alleys as the Guide, looks like a maze. But because a good neighborhood feel the fear. Also thinking about going to that Tower, hiding in an alley, see also. It is a beautiful city and wonderful cafés and shops, so much fun exploring the back alleys. Climbing tower, the views from the top make sure.
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  • August 16, 2017
    If anybody travel to Lithuania, one should definitely visit Vilius old town. It dates from Medieval times and include different styles: Medieval castle, buildings in Ghotic, Renaissance, Baroque, Clas...  more »

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Boutique hotels and quaint bed and breakfasts line the streets of Vilnius. Options range from budget hostels and guesthouses to luxury hotels. Many lodgings are concentrated in the city center, near the scenic Neris River; accommodations a bit farther out can be just as pleasant with a lower price tag.
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