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Royal Palace – Inner Courtyard
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The Bastion of Vilnius
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Church of St. Theresa and the Monastery of the Barefoot Carmelites
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Church of St. Anne
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Observatory Courtyard of Vilnius University
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Church of St. Nicholas
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Church of St. Catherine and Former Benedictine Monastery
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Simonas Daukantas Courtyard at Vilnius University Old Campus
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St. Johns’ Church
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Church of the Holy Spirit & Former Dominican Monastery (Exterior)
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Defensive City Walls of Vilnius
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Church of the Assumption
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Russian Orthodox Church of the Blessed Mother of God
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Church of St. Theresa and the Monastery of the Barefoot Carmelites
Church of St. Anne
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Monument to Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas
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