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Mini guide to Vilnius


Vilnius is the capital of the Republic of Lithuania and the largest city in the country. The Old Town is the historical centre of the city, and is one of the largest in Eastern Europe. Stretching along both banks of the fast flowing Neris River, Vilinus is warm and inviting.

Although Vilnius is often called a Baroque city, you will find some buildings of Gothic, Renaissance and other styles in the Old Town. The main sights here are Gediminas Castle and the Cathedral Square. The Old Town of Vilnius is on the UNESCO World Heritage List due to its unique features.

Gedimino Tower offers a spectacular view of the city, and to the northeast is the 14th century church of Saints Peter and Paul, with a plain façade that belies its decadent interior. To the west, at the foot of the hill, is Gediminas Square, home to a Roman Catholic cathedral.

The Church of St Casimir is also worth visiting. Casimir is the patron saint of Lithuania and, in a Soviet effort to limit Lithuanian identity, the church was made a museum of atheism in 1966. It became a church again in the late 1980s.

There are a number of museums in the city, including the famous Jewish History Museum. Vilnius was once known as 'Northern Jerusalem' and had a population of 70,000 Jews before WWII. Nazi atrocities reduced the population to about 800 Jews; and today there are less than 5,000.

The Victims of Genocide Museum, located in a section of the former KGB headquarters, documents the cruel treatment of political prisoners by the KGB during the Soviet era. Alternatively, the National Museum of Lithuania, a historical museum with folk costumes, folk art and archaeological exhibits, is also worth a look.

Outside town is the lively Gariunai market, where residents buy goods from Poland, Turkey and China. Alternatively, a daytrip can be made to Paneriai, a World War II death camp, where more than 100,000 Lithuanians and Poles (mostly Jews) were murdered by the Nazis.

Entering Lithuania has become quite trouble-free, particularly at airports. By car, delays at the Polish and Latvian border have also been reduced. Vilnius Airport is just 5kms from the city centre. When you arrive, avoid the hagglers outside the main arrival hall and head for the licensed taxis in line.

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Centrum Uniquestay Vilnius

Holiday Inn Vilnius

Le Meridien Villon Resort Hotel

Radisson SAS Astorija Hotel Vilnius

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