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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Old Arsenal in Vilnius

The Old Arsenal, today the Museum of Applied Art, is a massive two-story building that was build-up by the Polish King and the Grand Duke of Lithuania in the early 16th century over part of the old city wall at the east of the complex of the Upper and Lower Castles, furthest from the grand-ducal palace, thus minimizing the risk from any fire in it [...]

The Church of St. George the Martyr

The Church of St.George the Martyr in Vilnius was built in 1506 for the Carmelite monks who had settled in the Radziwiłł Estate and for whose maintenance Vilnius Voivode Michael Radziwiłł allotted land and funding 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 [...]