Lithuania one of the neighboring countries Belarus with an abundance of historical sites and a growing number of tourists. Of course, the capital is of particular interest - Vilnius. A compact city with an authentic historical part. First of all, everyone tends to the old center, built up with buildings in baroque. Each of them is an architectural masterpiece. No wonder this area of Vilnius is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The main attractions of Vilnius are easy to see with local guides.
Vilnius is located in a temperate continental climate, so it is better to go here from April to September. The weather will be warmer and sunny days will beautify the city.
Significant places of the capital of Lithuania are mainly located in the center. It is worth giving preference to a walking tour. In the center of Vilnius, you must visit Cathedral Square and enjoy the majestic Cathedral, a high bell tower, a monument to Gediminas - the founder of the city. It can be reached by walking Castle street. And on Castle Hill rises tower of Gediminas. Here you can wander among the ruins of the old castle, admire the panorama of the old city.
The oldest building in Vilnius is Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, the first mention of which dates back to the 4th century. Currently, museum expositions are located in the building of the palace, having examined which you can learn many interesting facts related to the rich history of the city.
Among other significant sights, it is worth highlighting: the City Hall. It was built in the 14th century, was repeatedly rebuilt and changed its appearance. Vilnius artillery bastion, built in the 16th century. Vilnius University is one of the oldest universities in the Baltics.
As for the churches, it is rather impossible to bypass them all. In any case, one vacation is definitely not enough for this. There are more than 40 different religious institutions in Vilnius. When a tourist views the city from the height of observation platforms, the first thing that catches his eye is the numerous church spiers.
Of the various museums in Vilnius, the National Museum of Lithuania and the Museum of Genocide Victims are worth visiting first of all.
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And if you are not ready to buy excursions in Vilnius, then look at our city guide. It has the main attractions, as well as ways to get to the capital. For all travelers we recommend our list of useful apps and websites.