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Jewish Quarter (II)

The buildings in the Jewish Quarter in Vilnius housed many shops and stores, and many poor Jews lived there. These were probably the most densely populated premises in Vilnius [...]

Jewish Quarter (I)

A Jewish Quarter (known as a ghetto in West Europe) was formed in the Middle Ages in Vilnius in the area bordered Dominikonų, Vokiečių and Stiklų Streets in today's Old Town [...]

Vilnius Upper (Higher) Castle

The Upper (Higher) Castle of Vilnius is located on the top of the Gediminas Hill that is a typical Lithuanian mound, the largest such hill of natural origin in Lithuania [...]

Vilnius Old Town Panoramic View

Vilnius has the most northern Baroque & the most eastern Gothic Old Town in Europe. Enjoy the panoramic view from the platform of the Gediminas Tower (Upper Castle Tower) [...]

Vilnius Old Town Hall

The current Classicist Town Hall was designed by Vilnius Classicist architect Laurinas Gucevičius in 1785-1799 after the demolition in 1781 [...]

M. K. Čiurlionis Memorial Flat Museum

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875-1911) was a famous Lithuanian Symbolist painter and composer as well as a pioneer of professional Lithuanian modern music. He lived in this building in Vilnius Old Town in 1907-1908 [...]

Residential Palace at Trakai Island Castle

The residential palace of Trakai Island Castle is comprised of two parallel corpuses that were joined by walls, as well as a defensive tower (dungeon) in the front. Shooting slots are created in the upper level of the tower and both corpuses [...]

Church of St. Archangel Raphael

Vilnius Church of St. Archangel Raphael and the Jesuit Monastery stand at the Neris right riverside, nearby the Green Bridge, in the Šnipiškių suburb [...]

Courtyard of the Medical Collegium

Romantic poet Juliusz Słowacki lived in this house in the courtyard with breaks from 1811 to 1829. After entering the yard, you can see a memorial plaque and a bust of the writer on the wings of a swan on the wall on your left side [...]

Bailey of Trakai Island Castle

Baily (courtyard) of Trakai Island Castle. The castle was built from the beginning of the 14th century to the beginning of the 15th century on three islands: swampy areas were filled with rock and gravel in order to create one single island [...]

King Mindaugas Monument

Mindaugas was the only King of Lithuania from 1253 to 1263, a ruler who created Lithuania's statehood. The monument to him is erected in 2003 in front of New Arsenal that is today transformed into Lithuanian National Museum [...]

New Trakai – The City Established on Islands

New Trakai was the residence of Lithuanian Grand Dukes. In 1341-1342 Lithuanian Grand Duke Kestutis moved the residence from Old to New Trakai. Old Trakai, therefore, lost its defensive importance [...]