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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I took just a one hour walk around in Vilnius Old Town, and it was a very nice experience. Plenty of monuments, churces, the presidential palace. Also, many many restaurants and bars. The main street ... more »
Uno dei più bei centri storici d’Europa, ben tenuto e curato, ogni pietra viene mantenuta esattamente come dovrebbe essere, persino la pista ciclabile che si estende per tutta la città è non colorata ... more »One of the most beautiful historic centers in Europe, well maintained and well maintained, each stone is maintained exactly as it should be, even the bike path that extends throughout the city is not colorful but of the color of the cobblestones, although many buildings have been reconstructed given the devastation suffered is very fascinating
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