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The Old Arsenal in Vilnius

The Old Arsenal, today the Museum of Applied Art, is a massive two-story building that was build-up by the Polish King and the Grand Duke of Lithuania in the early 16th century over part of the old city wall at the east of the complex of the Upper and Lower Castles, furthest from the grand-ducal palace, thus minimizing the risk from any fire in it [...]

The Šlapelis House Museum

The museum building was a home of Dr. Jurgis and Marija Šlapelis at Pilies St. 40 in Vilnius' Old Town, who were active figures in the national revival of Lithuanians in the early 20th century, in particular through Marija's activities as a publisher and bookseller [...]

The Adam Mickiewicz Museum

It is a flat in Vilnius where Adam Mickiewicz lived and worked in December 1822. Personal items of his are held at the museum in Bernardinų St. No. 11. On display is material about the poet's life and work, translations into Lithuanian and other languages, and permanent exposition on the Philomaths [...]

Evangelical Lutheran Church

The church was established in 1555 and was visited not only by the German merchants in Vilnius living around the Town Hall, but other inhabitants that had converted to Lutheranism used the Lutheran school, library, hospital, pharmacy, kindergarten, and homes for the elderly and orphans [...]

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 [...]

Jewish Quarter (I)

Vilnius was called Jerusalem of the North since the mid-18th century till WWII. Before 1941, around 60.000 (1/3 of Vilnius population) Jews lived in the small, narrow streets, including artisans and merchants, who supplied products to the city and surrounding areas [...]

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 [...]

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