Serving as the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius is a community that offers a diverse architecture, a cosmopolitan experience, and a chance to walk through history. Developed around its Town Hall, the old Town of Vilnius gives you the narrow streets, intimate courtyards, and exploration opportunities that are so easy to love.
With over 60 churches in Vilnius, you’ll find plenty of interior masterpieces to explore. The interior of Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn is particularly impressive to see. The Gate of Dawn is the only surviving gate from the original 5 gates that were part of the original city wall.
In the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, there are more than 2,000 stucco figures to see in the 17th century Baroque design.
Modern centers and museums are also available to explore in Vilnius. The Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center is one of the best, with rotating exhibitions to enjoy. The Vilnius Talking Statues project is another unique and modern exploration opportunity, allowing visitors to interact with 15 statues through their smartphone with a simple call.
Additional locations to see include Gediminas’ Tower, the Presidential Palace, St. Anne’s Church, and Pilies Street. Visit Pilies Street over the holidays for gifts, souvenirs, and other local treasures. Amber jewelry is particularly popular in the markets.
Vilnius is a city that has fused its historical traditions into a modern way of life that allows everyone to embrace the local culture in their own way. Whether you stroll along the river or explore the Old Town, you’ll find that time slows down when you plan a stay here.