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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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  • On a Monday many attractions and museums are closed so make sure you plan accordingly . There's a range of cafes and cuisines and many views and tours to explore.  more »
  • Nice town and really awesome to see at Christmas time, and not least with beautiful snowy weather and the Christmas tree on the square. Took an early morning walk before work
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  • Beautiful baroque churches, historic buildings and streets that recall the old style. Walks dipped ofhistory
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