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Vilnius, Lithunia

Vilnius


Located in the Southeast of Lithuania at the confluence of the Neris and Vilnia Rivers, Vilnius is the capital of, and largest city in, the country. As of 2005, the city had a population of 553,904.

At 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), Vilnius includes one of the largest old towns in Europe. There are nearly 1,500 buildings in the old town, and although the city is widely regarded as a Baroque city, the architecture encompasses Gothic, Renaissance and other styles as well as Baroque.

Three locations to be on the look out for when you visit Vilnius are:
  1. Gediminas Tower - This is the only remaining part of the Vilnius Castle complex (Lithuanian: Vilniaus piliu kompleksas or Vilniaus pilys), parts of which date back to 1409. Gediminas Tower is a very much a symbol of Vilnius and the Lithuanian nation, being depicted on the national currency, mentioned in numerous patriotic poems, and songs, and having been the site in 1988 where the Lithuanian flag was raised during the early stages of the modern independence movement.

  2. Cathedral Square (Lithuanian: Katedros aikšte) - Like Gediminas Tower, Cathedral Square is also very much a symbol of Lithuania. The site is also a popular location for street fairs, parades, concerts, etc.

  3. Vilnius TV Tower (Lithuanian: Vilniaus televizijos bokštas) - This distinctive tower, standing 1071 feet (326.5 meters) tall is the tallest building in Lithuania. It was at this site that 14 unarmed civilians lost their lives, and approximately 700 more injured, when they tried to prevent the Soviet military seizing control of the tower (in an attempt to surpress the Lithuanian independence movement) on January 13th 1991. Today there is a museum to these events on the ground floor of the tower, and the "Paukšciu takas" (Lithuanian for "Milky Way") cafe on the rotating observation deck, 520 feet (160 meters) above ground level. Additionally, for braver souls, bungee jumps are available to the public from the roof of the observation deck!

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Vilnius Travel Guide 2024: A Complete Guide To The Capital City Of Lithuania: Exploring Vilnius

By Austin Padro

Independently published
Released: November 8th, 2023
Paperback (83 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798867042660
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  • Number of Pages: 83
  • Author: Austin Padro
  • Publication Date: November 8th, 2023
  • Release Date: November 8th, 2023
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Vilnius Travel Highlights: Best Attractions & Experiences

By Nicole Rhodes

Independently published
Released: August 5th, 2022
Paperback (61 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798844204470
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  • Number of Pages: 61
  • Author: Nicole Rhodes
  • Publication Date: August 5th, 2022
  • Release Date: August 5th, 2022
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  • Size: 9.0 Inches by 6.0 Inches by 0.14 Inches
  • Weight: 0.2094391489 pounds
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Vilnius: The Best Of Vilnius For Short Stay Travel (Short Stay Travel - City Guides)

By Gary Jones

Independently Published
Released: December 6th, 2018
Paperback (112 pages)

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Vilnius: The Best Of Vilnius For Short Stay Travel (Short Stay Travel - City Guides)
  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • Brand: Independently Published
  • ISBN: 1790851963
  • EAN: 9781790851966
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 112
  • Author: Gary Jones
  • Publication Date: December 6th, 2018
  • Release Date: December 6th, 2018
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  • Weight: 0.39 pounds
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Vilnius Travel Guide 2023: A Comprehensive Guide to Lithuania's Capital City

By Wander Words

Independently published
Released: May 2nd, 2023
Paperback (61 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798393333133
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  • Number of Pages: 61
  • Author: Wander Words
  • Publication Date: May 2nd, 2023
  • Release Date: May 2nd, 2023
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  • Size: 8.0 inches by 5.0 inches by 0.14 inches
  • Weight: 0.18518830008 pounds
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VILNIUS TRAVEL GUIDE 2023: Vilnius Unveiled: Timeless Charms and Hidden Treasures (Wanderlust Chronicles)

By Jeffrey Jones

Independently published
Released: September 19th, 2023
Paperback (121 pages)

VILNIUS TRAVEL GUIDE 2023: Vilnius Unveiled: Timeless Charms and Hidden Treasures (Wanderlust Chronicles)
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  • EAN: 9798861894098
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  • Number of Pages: 121
  • Author: Jeffrey Jones
  • Publication Date: September 19th, 2023
  • Release Date: September 19th, 2023
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Vilnius Travel Guide 2023: A Complete & Concise Insider's Guide and Personalized Itinerary for an Unforgettable Vacation (Travels)

By Curtis Kerr

Independently published
Released: June 14th, 2023
Paperback (128 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798398385649
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  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Author: Curtis Kerr
  • Publication Date: June 14th, 2023
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Vilnius Travel Guide 2023 - The Locals Travel Guide to VILNIUS LITHUANIA: Skip the tourist traps and explore like a local

By Antonio Araujo

Kindle Edition (29 pages)

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Vilnius Travel Guide (Unanchor) - 2 Perfect Days in Vilnius

By Justas Petrauskas

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Vilnius Travel Guide: The Top 10 Highlights in Vilnius (Globetrotter Guide Books)

By Marc Cook

Loco Media
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  • Number of Pages: 25
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