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The Defensive Wall of Vilnius

In 1503-1522, Vilnius was surrounded by a defensive wall. The construction of a brick defensive wall around Vilnius was provided for in the privilege of King of Poland and Grand Duke Jogaila of March 22nd, 1387, by which the Magdeburg Law was granted to the city [...]

Tower St. in Vilnius

Tower (Bokšto) Str. in Vilnius takes its name from the fortifications at the top of the street which formerly guarded the eastern approaches to the city [...]

The Bastion of the Vilnius Defensive Wall (III)

The Bastion of Vilnius consists of three parts: a tower, a corridor-tunnel, and a casemate. The tower was built into the defensive wall. Behind the defensive wall, the hill naturally sloped down at a right angle [...]