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Vilnius Upper (Higher) Castle

The Upper (Higher) Castle of Vilnius is located on the top of the Gediminas Hill that is a typical Lithuanian mound, the largest such hill of natural origin in Lithuania [...]

Lithuanian National Museum (New Arsenal) and a Monument to King Mindaugas

Lithuanian National Museum (history & ethnology) is housed in the reconstructed 18-century building of the so-called New Arsenal. It holds the most important archaeological, historical, and ethnic cultural collections of Lithuania that cover Lithuania's history from the Stone Age to the present-day. In front of the building is a monument to King Mindaugas [...]

Gediminas Tower

Upper Castle (West) Tower or Gediminas Tower (14th century) is the only remaining castle tower. Today, it houses a museum and an observation deck from which it can be seen a beautiful panorama of the city from the 75 m. high perch. Gediminas Tower is a Western tower of the Higher Castle of Vilnius with an octagonal plan, stone foundations, and mainly brick walls built in the Gothic manner [...]

Monument to Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas

The monument is a work of sculptor V. Kašuba in 1996. It is located in front of the Royal Palace and Cathedral Basilica in the very downtown of Vilnius. Gediminas was a Grand Duke of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania from 1316 to 1341. He is the founder of the Gediminian-Jagelonian ruling dynasty of Lithuania and later of Poland as well (till 1572) [...]