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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

Independently published
Released: December 6th, 2018
Paperback (112 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • ISBN: 1790851963
  • EAN: 9781790851966
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 112
  • Author: Gary Jones
  • Publication Date: December 6th, 2018
  • Release Date: December 6th, 2018
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  • Size: 9.0 Inches by 6.0 Inches by 0.28 Inches
  • Weight: 0.39 Pounds
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Travel Like a Local - Map of Vilnius: The Most Essential Vilnius (Lithuania) Travel Map for Every Adventure

By Maxwell Fox

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Released: July 4th, 2018
Paperback (50 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1721020284
  • EAN: 9781721020287
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  • Edition: 1
  • Number of Pages: 50
  • Author: Maxwell Fox
  • Publication Date: July 4th, 2018
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  • Weight: 0.36 Pounds
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Vilnius Travel Guide 2020 : Top 20 Local Places You Can't Miss in Vilnius

By Antonio Araujo

Kindle Edition (34 pages)

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Vilnius Travel Guide: The Top 10 Highlights in Vilnius (Globetrotter Guide Books)

By Marc Cook

Loco Media
Kindle Edition (25 pages)

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  • Number of Pages: 25
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I Don't Need Therapy I Just Need To Go To Vilnius: Vilnius travel notebook, Vilnius vacation journal notebook lined journal 6 x 9

By Artily Publishing

Independently published
Released: March 5th, 2020
Paperback (110 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • EAN: 9798621805760
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  • Number of Pages: 110
  • Author: Artily Publishing
  • Publication Date: March 5th, 2020
  • Release Date: March 5th, 2020
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Vilnius Vacation Journal: Blank Lined Vilnius Travel Journal/Notebook/Diary Gift Idea for People Who Love to Travel

By Ralph Prince

Independently published
Released: February 28th, 2019
Paperback (100 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • ISBN: 179824800X
  • EAN: 9781798248003
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Author: Ralph Prince
  • Publication Date: February 28th, 2019
  • Release Date: February 28th, 2019
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  • Size: 10.0 Inches by 8.0 Inches by 0.23 Inches
  • Weight: 0.48 Pounds
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A wise woman once said "I'm outta here" Vilnius Travel Journal: Travel Planner, Includes To-Do Before Leaving, Categorized Packing List, Spending and Journaling for Experiences

By Ann Hickman

Independently published
Released: February 19th, 2020
Paperback (102 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • EAN: 9798615528323
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 102
  • Author: Ann Hickman
  • Publication Date: February 19th, 2020
  • Release Date: February 19th, 2020
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