Places to visit in Vilnius

Walking tour of Vilnius for 5 hours.


The route begins and ends on Bernardine Street near a wonderful small hotel Hidden Garden at number 4. You can climb the Castle Hill, walk through the artists quarter - Uzupis, wander the streets of old Vilnius, have a delicious lunch at Styklu Street, visit the most famous bakery in the city and complete the route with an acquaintance with the Vilna sage and the oldest university in the country. Translated with Google Translate

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5h 19 m
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The corner of Bernardinskaya Street and Piles will be remembered to me as a place where autumn, morning, raindrops and the smell of coffee come together. Well, in the corner of the house, fragments of ceramic teapots were built into the wall, and various local crafts and crafts met in the courtyard. From beer and cosmetics to ceramics and flax and wool. Translated with Google Translate

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The square and the monument to Prince Gidemanas - the founder of Vilnius. Piles Street goes straight to the royal palace. It was followed by a procession of the coronation of the rulers of the united kingdom of Lithuania and Poland - the Commonwealth. The area impresses with its spaces and clean lines. Washed by rain in the rays of the autumn sun, she invited her to get acquainted with the city and penetrate into his stories. Translated with Google Translate

The park, which is located right next to the main cathedral of the city, leads to an ascent to the Castle Hill - the site of the oldest settlement, pagan temple and the first castle of the future Vilnius. Translated with Google Translate

Immediately near the museum are the entrance to the park Castle Hill. Opening hours are indicated on the sign at the entrance. You can climb on the funicular, but because of the restoration it does not work. The rise on foot is not long but steep and on untreated paving. Translated with Google Translate

From the elevation there is a view of the Neris River and the new part of the city. Translated with Google Translate

At the top of the mountain stands the perfectly preserved and restored tower of the royal castle. You can climb it. From here, an indescribable beauty opens up a view of ancient Vilnius. Translated with Google Translate

Vilnius is a city of baroque architecture. The largest in Eastern Europe. His colleague in western Europe is Salzburg. The panorama shows the university’s bell tower, cathedrals and churches, the parliament and the royal palace. Translated with Google Translate

Going down from the mountain one cannot help stopping to take pictures of these beauties once again. Translated with Google Translate

The picturesque mountain opposite the Castle Hill is called the mountain of three crosses. The name mentions three missionaries who baptized Lithuanians. Lithuanian tribes were the last people in Europe to adopt Christianity. Translated with Google Translate

Descending from the Castle Hill, we will go further along the small river Villa, which gave its name to the city. Translated with Google Translate

Here we enter one of the largest and most beautiful parks in the city. Translated with Google Translate

Autumn in the park Translated with Google Translate

The river Viliya really wags between the mountains, and it flows into the river Neris, which, as it were, dives in the valleys between the hills. Translated with Google Translate

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Unusual perspective of the Cathedral of St.. Francis of Assisi. Once, becoming part of the original defensive walls of the city and built on the site of an earlier wooden church, the cathedral, dating from the mid-15th century, was built by order of Bernadi monks. The modern cathedral, reborn after Lithuania’s independence, includes 14 magnificent rococo altars and the oldest known crucifix in the country, dating back to the 15th century. The neighboring monastery is the oldest part of the ensemble. He was famous for his extensive library and independent monks. This was one of the reasons why the monastery was closed shortly after the unsuccessful uprising against the Russian Empire in 1863 and turned into a barracks for the tsarist troops. Translated with Google Translate

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The bridge over the river Vilia, which leads to the opposite bank to the “Republic of Uzhupiyu” (my free interpretation) is the country of free artists :) The self-proclaimed “Republic” of Uzupis is a Bohemian and artistic region of Vilnius. He has his own anthem, constitution, president, bishop, two churches, Bernadinskoe cemetery - one of the oldest in the city - seven bridges and his own guardian called "Bronze Angel Užupis", which was created in 2002. From the 16th century, Užupis (Zarechye) was one of the oldest districts of Vilnius and, despite its current prestigious status, was previously the poorest district of the city and was home to thieves and prostitutes. In Soviet times, the authorities allowed Uzhupis to stagnate, and he quickly gained fame as the most disadvantaged area in the city. Since the restoration of Lithuanian independence in 1991, artists have used the cheap housing of Uzupis. An art academy was built across the bridge from the Bernadin Gardens, and gradually Uzupis began to turn into a creative quarter. Its thriving community hosts regular fashion festivals, concerts, exhibitions and poetry evenings. Over time, Užupis was given the special status of a “land of freedom and creativity”. Translated with Google Translate

The real world of the creators of art from antiquity, freedom, protest, colors and light, autumn and sky. Translated with Google Translate

The central street of the country Uzhupii, which goes down to the river, through the square with the angel - the keeper of Uzhupii And along the street all sorts of interesting places and pleasant places. Translated with Google Translate

According to legend, the angel dreamed of sculptor Romas Vilčiauskas. Just flew to him in a dream. And after five years, the monument was installed. Everybody participated in its creation - from large sponsors to ordinary people who made personal donations. Translated with Google Translate

Just good coffee Translated with Google Translate

The mermaid is not on the branches, but sits on a stone embankment :) However, there are exceptions. With a big spill of the River Villa in 2004, the mermaid was blown away by the current. After ebb, the bronze sculpture was found and returned to its place. A statue was made by the Vilnius sculptor Romas - the very one who created the angel Užupis just recently in early 2000. Translated with Google Translate

Uzupis is a republic of freedom for all! Including for Tibet :) The "Tibeto namai" Society ("Tibet House") joined the initiative of the City Hall of Vilnius to create an open and friendly city for different nationalities, languages ​​and religions and noted the city of Tibet Square :) Translated with Google Translate

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St. Anne's Cathedral is one of the few Gothic cathedrals of Vilnius. They say his beauty and grace impressed Napoleon Bonaparte so much that he wanted to disassemble the cathedral brick by brick and take it to Paris. Fortunately, these plans failed to materialize. For five centuries since its creation in the 15th century, the church has remained virtually unchanged: its plastic, dynamic forms and vertical proportions, like huge lianas grow from the ground and stretch up. The reason for its elegance lies in the 33 types of bricks and clay shades used in construction - this is a yellow shaped brick, carefully baked, resistant to moisture and temperature fluctuations. After the fire of 1761, the smoky outer walls were painted red. Translated with Google Translate

This is one of the most ancient alleys of the city. Here in the 19th century, writers and ministers of the muse stayed. Since 2008, the walls of the street are decorated with various dedication to writers, poets, translators. The authors create their initiations from metal, ceramics, felt, and intend them to Lithuanian and foreign authors. Translated with Google Translate

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During the walk Asya - my wife always watches the windows. She has a talent for finding very tastefully dressed shops. That was Interios. It looks like an art gallery! There are a lot of original handmade ceramics here, gifts and home accessories make you stay there for a long time. Interios is also located in Kaunas (Lithuania), Riga (Latvia) and Paris (France). It was in Paris, in Montmartre, that we saw similar ceramics and only here, in Vilnius, we learned where she came from. In addition, you can find some of these works of art in galleries in Japan, Sweden, Germany, USA and Moscow. By the way, I will tell you a secret that the most beautiful gift for Christmas or Easter is a sculpture of an angel from the range of "Interyos". Translated with Google Translate

Restaurant and pub in which simple and very tasty Lithuanian food. In addition to the delicious soup - mushroom or meat, you can try about 10 different Lithuanian beers made by local brewers throughout Lithuania, including 4 beers made by the owner. Translated with Google Translate

The beautiful painted green-blue front of the Ponyu Lime pastry and bakery shop beckons to its hearths. Feel free to go through the terrace, go inside, and you will soon find out why our cakes are known to everyone in Vilnius. Translated with Google Translate

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The Vilna Gaon (sage) Eliyahu bin Shlomo Zalman (1720-1797) is one of the most famous Jewish sages and world-renowned analyst of the Torah and Talmud. Thanks to him, Vilnius became known as the Lithuanian Jerusalem. They say that as a child he knew the Torah by heart. It is said that because of his wisdom and knowledge, Count Potocki accepted Judaism. It is said that he was buried at the place where Vilnius once originated at the confluence of Vilia and Neris - where Zamkova Mountain stands today. His former home is marked with a memorial plaque, and a monument in his honor can be found near the house. Translated with Google Translate

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The University of Vilnius, one of the oldest and most famous institutions of higher education in Eastern and Central Europe, was founded in 1579. The bell tower of the university is the highest building in the city with a beautiful view. This is a wonderful place to complete a walk around the city, rising again above its courtyards, stories and legends and looking at the sky from a height of houses - tall and endless like the history of Vilnius itself. Translated with Google Translate

Here and the tale is over :) Translated with Google Translate

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