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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 [...]

Church of St. Stephen

The Church of St. Stephen and the ensemble of the Monastery of St. Rochus in Vilnius is surrounded by industrial buildings. This late Renaissance church (built-in 1600-1612) is one of the earliest in Vilnius suburbs [...]

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 [...]

Słuszki Estate in Vilnius

In Vilnius, at Kosciuškos St. 10, screened by newer houses, stands a large palace built in 1690-1694 by Dominick Słuszkom voivode of Polock on a specially built ground banked up in the Neris riverbed [...]

The Hill of Three Crosses

A gleaming white monument in Vilnius marks the site of the former Crooked Castle. That was a sprawling wooden structure and was destroyed in the siege by the forces of the Teutonic Order and Vytautas the Great in 1390 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]