Vilnius – Guided Sightseeing Tours



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Tour № 1 – Šventaragis Valley

  1. Cathedral Basilica of St. Stanislaus & St. Vladislaus
  2. Cathedral Basilica of St. Stanislaus & St. Vladislaus (inside, including the Chapel of St. Casimir, the Chapel of Deportees, the Gasztołd Chapel, the Royal Chapel, St. Wladislaw/Vladislaus/Ladislav Chapel, High alter, Memorial plague to the Grand Duke of Lithuania Vytautas Magnus, the Sapieha Madona’s picture, etc)
  3. Cathedral Basilica Bell Tower
  4. Royal Palace of Lithuania (the Palace of Grand Dukes of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania)
  5. Upper Castle
  6. Upper Castle’s West (Gediminas) Tower
  7. Old Arsenal – Museum of Applied Art
  8. New Arsenal – Lithuanian National Museum
  9. Monument to King Mindaugas (1236-1263: Crowned King on July 6th, 1253)
  10. Monument to Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas (1316-1341: the founder of Gediminian-Jagiellonian ruling dynasty)

Tour № 2 – Vilnius University & Monastery Quarter

  1. Vilnius University – Historical Campus (est. 1579)
  2. Vilnius University – the Bronze door of the Central Library
  3. Vilnius University – Historical Campus (inside, including 12 university’s courtyards, Domus Philologiae, Smuglevičius Hall, White (Observatory) Hall, Lelewel Hall, Lithuanian Philology Centre, etc)
  4. Vilnius University – Science Museum
  5. St. Johns’ Church in the Great (Skarga) university’s Courtyard
  6. St. Johns’ Church in the Great (Skarga) university’s Courtyard (inside, including Great alter, Altar of Maria of Loretto, Chapel of St. Anne, Altar of St. Victorino, Organ, several memorial plagues and frescos, etc)
  7. St. Johns’ Church in the Great (Skarga) university’s Courtyard – Bell Tower
  8. Dominican Street
  9. University Street
  10. St. John Street
  11. Church of the Holy Cross and former Hospitaller Monastery
  12. Monument to Laurinas Gucevičius (1753-1798)
  13. Presidential Palace (Prezidentura)
  14. Alumni (Alumnatas) Courtyard
  15. Sanctuary of Divine Mercy
  16. Church of the Holy Spirit and former Dominican Monastery
  17. St. Ignatius Church and former Jesuit novitiate
  18. Plaque for Righteous Among the Nations
  19. Monument to Stanislaw Moniuszko (1819-1872)
  20. St. Catherine’s Church and former Benedictine Monastery

Tour № 3 – From the Cathedral Basilica to Town Hall Square

  1. Buildings of Pilies Street
  2. House of the Signatories
  3. Marija and Jurgis Šlapelis House Museum
  4. Paraskeva Russian Orthodox Church
  5. Pilies Street souvenir open market – What should you buy in Vilnius
  6. Buildings of Didžioji (Great) Street
  7. Vilnius Picture Gallery (Chodkiewicz Palace)
  8. Stendhal House
  9. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
  10. Historical Town Hall
  11. Buildings around the Square of Historical Town Hall
  12. Former printing house of Francysk Skaryna (1486-1551) – the Magistrate House
  13. Buildings of Savičiaus Street
  14. Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis’ (1875-1911) Memorial Flat Museum
  15. Church of Blessed Mary the Comforter and the Augustine Monastery
  16. Kazys Varnelis’ (1917-2010) House Museum – Great and Small Guilds
  17. Casimir Church
  18. Buildings of Subačius Street
  19. Bastion – an artillery fortification
  20. Church of the Assumption and former Missionary Monastery

Tour № 4 – Quarter of Three Confessions

  1. Buildings of Aušros Street
  2. Radisson SAS Astorijos Hotel (former Italia hotel)
  3. Building of National Philharmonic
  4. Monument to Jonas Basanavičius (1851-1927) on the square in front of National Philharmonic
  5. Memorial plaque to Ignacy Domeyko (1802-1889)
  6. Baroque gate to Uniate Church of the Holy Trinity and former Basilian Monastery
  7. Uniate Church of the Holy Trinity and former Basilian Monastery
  8. Memorial plaque to Josaphat Kuncevic (St. Josaphat, 1580-1623)
  9. Memorial plaque on the building of former Basilian Monastery where Adam Mickiewicz (1798-1855) was imprisoned
  10. Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit and monastery
  11. Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit (inside, including the remains of the Three Vilnius Martyrs kept under a wooden canopy in front of the iconostasis)
  12. Church of St. Teresa (of Ávila, Spain) and former Carmelite Monastery
  13. Church of St. Teresa (of Ávila, Spain) (inside, including the church’s mural paintings, the Chapel of Pac’s family’s mausoleum, impressive, gently-curved church’s pulpit and the altar)
  14. Chapel of the Gate of Dawn (Medininkų Gate)
  15. The sacred picture of the Holy Virgin Mary in the Chapel of the Gate of Dawn (Medininkų Gate)
  16. Votive objects in the Chapel of the Gate of Dawn (Medininkų Gate)
  17. The Gate of Dawn (Medininkų Gate) from the southern side with a Renaissance composition of Vytis

Tour № 5 – Jewish Quarter

 

  1. Small and Large Vilnius Jewish Ghettos
  2. Monument to the Vilna Gaon
  3. Mark Antokolski (1840-1902) House
  4. Former Mattityahu Strashun (1817-1885) Jewish Library
  5. Vokiečių gatvė (German Street)
  6. Contemporary Art Centre
  7. „Barbara“ sculpture
  8. Monument in remembrance of Vilnius Ghetto martyrs and fighters in 1941-1943
  9. Church of St. Nicholas
  10. A sculpture of Vilnius Patron Saint Christopher in the yard of the Church of St. Nicholas
  11. Evangelical Lutheran Church
  12. Amatų gildija (Artisan guild) open ceramic workshop and gallery
  13. Former Vilnius ghetto theatre 1941-1943
  14. Former Gothic façade at Karmelitų gatvę (Carmelite Street)
  15. Closed courtyards with open galleries, characteristic of Old Town architecture
  16. Church of All Saints and former Carmelite Monastery
  17. A section of Vilnius historical defensive wall
  18. The sculpture named „Egg“
  19. Monument to Tzemach Shabad (1864-1935)
  20. Choral Synagogue
  21. Church of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Mary and former Franciscan Monastery
  22. Sculpture of the Holy Virgin Mary (The White Mother of God)
  23. Suzin’s built Baroque-style family mausoleum chapel
  24. A monument to Jozef Montwiłł (1850-1911)

Tour № 6 – Bends of the River Vilnia

  1. Adam Mickiewicz’s Memorial Flat Museum
  2. Church of St. Anne
  3. Church of St. Francis and St. Bernardine
  4. Chapel of the Holy Steps
  5. Monument to Adam Mickiewicz
  6. Church of St. Michael the Archangel
  7. Adam Mickiewitz’s House
  8. Sereikiškių Park
  9. Amber Museum
  10. Russian Orthodox Church of the Blessed Mother of God
  11. „Angel of Užupis“ sculpture
  12. Constitution of the „Republic of Užupis“
  13. Church of St. Bartholomew
  14. Bernardinų Cemetery

Tour № 7 – City Centre 

  1. Three Crosses Monument on the Three Crosses Hill
  2. Church of St. Peter and St. Paul
  3. Petras Vileišis Estate
  4. Tuskulėnų Park with columbarium
  5. A building of Lithuanian Energy
  6. A building of Lithuanian Theatre, Music and Film (A Small Radziwiłł Palace)
  7. A Great Radziwiłł Palace
  8. Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum
  9. Sculpture or Roman Gary
  10. A monument to Frank Zappa
  11. Museum of Genocide Victims (former KGB Headquarters)
  12. A plaque to Chiune Sugihara

All photos are copyrighted by Vladislav B. Sotirovic

© Vladislav B. Sotirovic 2018

 
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