“Republic of Užupis”



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Užupio street is the main street in the city’s district of Užupis. The district was in the Soviet time one of the most dilapidated districts in Vilnius. Many of the buildings did not have electricity and sanitary facilities, and the streets were unlit

The River Užupis which separates Užupis district from the Old Town. On one side of the river is a unique ensemble of sacred buildings and a park, while on the other side is “Republic of Užupis”, where a number of artists live and work

“Angel of Užupis” sculpture. An angel is playing a trumpet that provides ideas about Užupis to others and protects the district. The 24th Article of the Constitution of Užupis, for instance, says that “Everyone has the right to understand nothing”. The district is separated from the Old Town by the River Vilnia on three sides, and by a high hill on the fourth side


All photos are copyrighted by Vladislav B. Sotirovic

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