Vilnius Old Town Panoramic View



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Wonderful panoramic view can be seen from the roof (platform) of Gediminas Tower (Upper Castle Tower)
Despite wars and destructions, the architectural ensemble of Vilnius Old Town remains unique. Baroque domes and towers of Vilnius Old Town coexist with an irregular medieval city plan
Vilnius Old Town is lacking German or Scandinavian features, rather reminiscent of Prague or Rome, Vilnius differs greatly from the other Baltic capitals

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