Vilnius

Vilnius, is the capital and largest city of Lithuania with 550,000 residents. The city is located on the southwest side of Lithuania, in the Union of Binlele and Neris rivers. The old town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1994 and just the experience, I think that you came in time machine. It is the largest Medieval city in Eastern Europe and the most Ancient part of Lithuania with the greatest architectural attitudes. Is most unknown capital of Europe, but this is a fairytale and picturesque town. The Lithuania passed from Polish, German and Soviet occupation and became independent from the Soviet Union, once in 1991.

Attractions

The gate of Dawn: This portal was built between 1503-1522 and is the only one that no longer exists today, from a total of 9 who once possessed the Vilnius. The gates were religious and special significance to the objects that were upon them because it protected the city from attacks and gave divine blessing to travelers. At the gate Dawn will see the sacred image of the Virgin Mary which is a symbol for the city and is said to possess miraculous powers and you bow low from all residents and visitors of the city.

Trakai (Trakai): The Trakai is the most famous and favourite resort is 28 km from Vilnius. It is built on the water, consists of about 200 Lakes, 21 islets and features 3 Medieval castles in the traditions connected with legends. The city was inhabited intermittently by Poles, Jews, Russians and all peoples have left their mark on the folklore and traditions of the place. In Trakai will still see the History Museum and the historical Park of Lithuania, which spreads over an area of 82,000 acres, with a variety of outdoor activities.

Agia Anna Church: In the right bank of the Vilnia River, lies a red Gothic Catholic Church with two towers and 33 different types of bricks. The first church was wooden and had built the first woman of the medieval Governor of Vytautas the great. The Church of Agia Anna, but was destroyed in a fire in 1419 and built a same later by Grand Duke Alexander.The exterior of the Church has remained almost the same since then, while the Interior has Baroque style. It is said that during the Franco-Russian War in 1812, when he saw the Church General Napoleontas, wanted to take her to Paris.

Museums

Museum of genocide: In Museum victims hosted in the former headquarters of the KGB and was established by the Minister of culture, 1992. The collection features documents and data from the Lithuanian resistance and the occupation by the Soviet Union. The victims ' names are carved on the foundations of the building and the space is a little creepy when you encounter the jail building, used until recently and the room executions with holes from bullets to distinguish them on the walls.

National Museum: The Museum through his reports chronicles the intense past of the country, after everything that went on countless possessions.

Move

the city is fairly small and comfortable you can navigate on foot. Nevertheless it is quite organized and serviced by buses and train station.

Hotels

In the city you will find hotels that are housed in elegant buildings of the 15th century, until modern luxury hotel rooms, with spectacular views and many amenities.

Fun

The old town is full of historical monuments that deserve your attention and many churches with admirable architecture. Many people would see them go back and forth in the city's main artery, Pilies Street, lying and an outdoor market with various traditional and folk art.  Wander in the highly artistic side of town, in the Oyzoypis neighborhood, with art galleries, art workshops and an original Constitution in several languages. Still worth to visit the University of Vilnius, with the rich history of the national theatre and renowned internationally. As regards the night out, surely you won't miss anything, because the city has several cafés, bars and clubs, with gusto until morning.

Flavors

In Vilnius you will find restaurants and traditional café, with very good food and excellent service, at very good prices, and restaurants with international cuisine. Traditionally I try pheasant, wild boar, cold soups and special baked potato Zepeline.

Shopping Guide

Vilnius has a small flea markets, but also great retail stores. You will be able to buy, antiques, jewelry, intricate folk art and leather goods.

 

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