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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 [...]

House-Monument with Gothic Façade

Around Rūdninkų Square in the Old Town of Vilnius, there are several houses-monuments like in Karmelitų St. with renovated Gothic details on the exterior and the 17th-century decorative roof beams in the interior [...]

The Renaissance Palace Garden in Vilnius

The Renaissance garden of the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in Vilnius was established by the Lithuanian Grand Duchess of the Italian origin Bona Sforza (1494-1557) in the first half of the 16th century [...]

Church of the Heart of Jesus and the Convent of the Visitationists in Vilnius

The Church of the Heart of Jesus, or the Visitationists Church and the Convent of the Visitationists is situated in Vilnius out of the Old Town close to the Missionary Church, and together they constitute an impressive ensemble on the Saviour Hill that can be seen well from different sites of the city of Vilnius [...]

Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania (Inside)

In 1988 the book stocks of the Library amounted to 5 million volumes. The initiative of readers increased immensely. The Library mounted a number of meetings and events dedicated to eminent cultural personalities who started the movement of National Revival in past years [...]