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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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  • You can walk through the old city for hours and see many nice places and churches. You can find excellent cafés or restaurants. A good place to be.  more »
  • The Old Town was larger than I had expected so we did a lot of walking. There were nice shops and a great Texas style steak house. We also, by accident, came upon a Lithuanian Folk Festival which was ...  more »
  • I experienced the Vilnius Old Town via a free walking tour. There are guided tours of the city which leave from the city hall/tourist information center. I was blown away by both the beauty of the cit...  more »