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The Defensive Wall of Vilnius

In 1503-1522, Vilnius was surrounded by a defensive wall. The construction of a brick defensive wall around Vilnius was provided for in the privilege of King of Poland and Grand Duke Jogaila of March 22nd, 1387, by which the Magdeburg Law was granted to the city [...]

Dominikonų Street in Vilnius

Dominikonų St. takes its name from the Dominican friary that was established on the street in 1501, though later so many people active in political life lived here that it used to be called unofficially "Senator's Row" [...]

Trakų Street in Vilnius

Trakų Street in Vilnius was and is one of the most important streets in the Old Town connecting Vilniaus St. and Vokiečių St. with Pylimo St. [...]

St. John Steet in Vilnius

St. John St. in Vilnius is a short street, and one of the city's oldest. It is named after the Vilnius University church. Its name was first recorded in 1530 [...]

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 [...]

Chapel of St. Casimir (interior)

St. Casimir's Chapel is located on the south-east corner of the Vilnius Cathedral. It is the largest of the chapels and was the largest single element of the former cathedral's building to be incorporated intact into the new one by Lithuanian architect Laurinas Stuoka-Gucevičius at the turn of the 19th century [...]

The Šlapelis House Museum

The museum building was a home of Dr. Jurgis and Marija Šlapelis at Pilies St. 40 in Vilnius' Old Town, who were active figures in the national revival of Lithuanians in the early 20th century, in particular through Marija's activities as a publisher and bookseller [...]

The Adam Mickiewicz Museum

It is a flat in Vilnius where Adam Mickiewicz lived and worked in December 1822. Personal items of his are held at the museum in Bernardinų St. No. 11. On display is material about the poet's life and work, translations into Lithuanian and other languages, and permanent exposition on the Philomaths [...]

The Bastion of the Vilnius Defensive Wall (III)

The Bastion of Vilnius consists of three parts: a tower, a corridor-tunnel, and a casemate. The tower was built into the defensive wall. Behind the defensive wall, the hill naturally sloped down at a right angle [...]

Jewish Quarter (II)

The buildings in the Jewish Quarter in Vilnius housed many shops and stores, and many poor Jews lived there. These were probably the most densely populated premises in Vilnius [...]

Jewish Quarter (II)

A Jewish Quarter (known as a ghetto in West Europe) was formed in the Middle Ages in Vilnius in the area bordered Dominikonų, Vokiečių and Stiklų Streets in today's Old Town [...]

Vilnius Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree decoration in Vilnius in front of Cathedral Basilica, December 2019 [...]

Vilnius Old Town Panoramic View

Vilnius has the most northern Baroque & the most eastern Gothic Old Town in Europe. Enjoy the panoramic view from the platform of the Gediminas Tower (Upper Castle Tower) [...]