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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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  • It is always a pleasant experience to wonder around in the Old Town, checking out boutiques, churches, and yummy food and chocolate in endless cafes. 
  • Vilnius old town is not big, but very cozy. It abounds with cafes, restaurants for every taste and souvenir shops. Of course November is not the best time to travel to Vilnius, but having been here twice already for the year I want to come back again.
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  • Just take a walk and relax. Everywhere you can cach the feeling :) Small shops, cafes, street musicians and atmosphere is superb.