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Słuszki Estate in Vilnius

In Vilnius, at Kosciuškos St. 10, screened by newer houses, stands a large palace built in 1690-1694 by Dominick Słuszkom voivode of Polock on a specially built ground banked up in the Neris riverbed [...]

The Suzin’s Family Mausoleum Chapel

There was a cemetery in the square near Trakų St. in Vilnius, where the aristocrat of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, M. Suzin, built a Baroque-style family mausoleum chapel in 1708 [...]

Tyszkiewicz Estate in Trakų St. 1 in Vilnius

Tyszkiewicz estate is one of the most significant Empire buildings in Vilnius. In ąųūę, a house on this site mentioned since the 15th century was reconstructed by Laurynas Gucevičius, and in 1840 by Tomasz Tyszecki [...]

The Hill of Three Crosses

A gleaming white monument in Vilnius marks the site of the former Crooked Castle. That was a sprawling wooden structure and was destroyed in the siege by the forces of the Teutonic Order and Vytautas the Great in 1390 [...]

The Inner Courtyard of the Presidential Palace in Vilnius

The palace is built in the late Classical (Empire) style, monumental and solemn. Having designed many significant buildings in St. Petersburg, architect Stasov followed the patterns of St. Petersburg architecture in Vilnius as well [...]

University St. in Vilnius

The street is named after Vilnius University est. 1579. The western boundary of the old campus of Vilnius University goes along this street. The University St. is one of the main and most important streets in the Old Town of Vilnius [...]

Church of St. Theresa (Interior)

The church of St. Theresa in Vilnius is built in 1633-1654 along with a basilican design and has a wide center and two narrow naves and a blind cupola (unseen from the outside) [...]

A School of Karaites in New Trakai

The Karaites (Qaraites/Karaims) are the descendants of a Turkic tribe Kipchak, who were brought to Trakai in 1398 by Lithuanian Grand Duke Vytautas the Great [...]

Karaite Ethnographic Exhibition in New Trakai

Karaite Ethnographic Museum in New Trakai was built in 1938 on the initiative of the Karaite spiritual leader Seraya Shapshal in commemoration of the 540 year anniversary of the Tatars and Karaites in New Trakai and Lithuania [...]

Karaite Kenessa in New Trakai

A Karaite place of worship in New Trakai already stood in this place in the early 15th century. It was also wooden, as it is today, and burned down several times in history [...]

Around Town Hall Square in Vilnius

Town Hall Square in Vilnius is the large open space, in fact, in the shape of a triangle. It was created by the divergence of two roads, one to Medininkai and the other to Rūdninkai [...]

Vingio Park in Vilnius

In Vilnius, in the River Neris loop, stretches a large Vingio pine forest (160 ha) surrounded by the river from three sides [...]

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 [...]