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Vilnius, Lithunia

Vilnius


Located in the Southeast of Lithuania at the confluence of the Neris and Vilnia Rivers, Vilnius is the capital of, and largest city in, the country. As of 2005, the city had a population of 553,904.

At 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), Vilnius includes one of the largest old towns in Europe. There are nearly 1,500 buildings in the old town, and although the city is widely regarded as a Baroque city, the architecture encompasses Gothic, Renaissance and other styles as well as Baroque.

Three locations to be on the look out for when you visit Vilnius are:
  1. Gediminas Tower - This is the only remaining part of the Vilnius Castle complex (Lithuanian: Vilniaus piliu kompleksas or Vilniaus pilys), parts of which date back to 1409. Gediminas Tower is a very much a symbol of Vilnius and the Lithuanian nation, being depicted on the national currency, mentioned in numerous patriotic poems, and songs, and having been the site in 1988 where the Lithuanian flag was raised during the early stages of the modern independence movement.

  2. Cathedral Square (Lithuanian: Katedros aikšte) - Like Gediminas Tower, Cathedral Square is also very much a symbol of Lithuania. The site is also a popular location for street fairs, parades, concerts, etc.

  3. Vilnius TV Tower (Lithuanian: Vilniaus televizijos bokštas) - This distinctive tower, standing 1071 feet (326.5 meters) tall is the tallest building in Lithuania. It was at this site that 14 unarmed civilians lost their lives, and approximately 700 more injured, when they tried to prevent the Soviet military seizing control of the tower (in an attempt to surpress the Lithuanian independence movement) on January 13th 1991. Today there is a museum to these events on the ground floor of the tower, and the "Paukšciu takas" (Lithuanian for "Milky Way") cafe on the rotating observation deck, 520 feet (160 meters) above ground level. Additionally, for braver souls, bungee jumps are available to the public from the roof of the observation deck!

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Vilnius: The Best Of Vilnius For Short Stay Travel (Short Stay Travel - City Guides)

By Gary Jones

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Paperback (112 pages)

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Discover the best  Vilnius has to offer in just a few days!

If you are planning to go to Vilnius for vacation or business, and you only have 2 or 3 days and you want to make the best of your short stay, then you have come to the right place.

The focus of this book is to make your short stay one of the most memorable experiences of your life. The goal of this book is not to squeeze everything the city has to offer into 2 -3 days. The goal is to show you the best of the city in a short time.

Vilnius is one of the hidden secrets of Europe.Its a fantastic city with a fascinating history and culture. Vilnius is a must-see destination in Europe.

If you are looking for the Encyclopedia of travel books, then don't buy this book. This book is for a short stay traveler only!We focus on the best the city has to offer.

Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...

  • Understanding Modern Vilnius
  • How Vilnius  Came Into Being
  • An Overview Of The City
  • Transport and Safety
  • Museums and Art Galleries
  • Restaurants, Bars, Clubs and Nightlife
  • Special Things You Can Only Do In  Vilnius
  • Sample 3 Day Itinerary
  • Much, much more!

(Please note that paperback version of this book only has black and white pictures.If you prefer color pictures, then I recommend you buy the Kindle edition of this book.)

Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Leonid Ragozin

Lonely Planet
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Vilnius Travel Guide 2019 : Top 20 Local Places You Can't Miss in Vilnius

By Antonio Araujo

Released: 2017-01-20
Kindle Edition (34 pages)

Vilnius Travel Guide 2019 : Top 20 Local Places You Can t Miss in Vilnius
 
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Klaipeda Passport Journal: Blank Lined Klaipeda (Vilnius) Travel Journal/Notebook/Diary - Great Gift/Present/Souvenir for Travelers

By Ralph Prince

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Vilnius: Ruled Travel Diary Notebook or Journey Journal - Lined Trip Pocketbook for Men and Women with Lines

By Capital Notebooks

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Vilnius, Lithuania - City Map

By Jason Patrick Bates

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Looking for an easy-to-use, pocket city map that you can carry around with you, wherever you go without having to juggle with foldable maps that quickly turn into a complete mess? The Glob:us city maps is all you’ll need to have the whole city within arm’s reach: clear black & white maps, at a comfortable scale, with all the points of interest included, plus a handy streets index, so that you’ll never miss a thing again. So, are you ready for your next adventure?

Vilnius: Ruled Travel Diary Notebook or Journey Journal - Lined Trip Pocketbook for Men and Women with Lines

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Vilnius: Ruled Travel Diary Notebook or Journey Journal - Lined Trip Pocketbook for Men and Women with Lines

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