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[Europe Travel] Lithuania: Vilnius

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Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania. It used to be the territory of the Soviet Union and Poland, so it is a city influenced by Poland. Many historic buildings remain in Europe’s largest old town, and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a historic center. Vilnius is also a popular tourist destination for many tourists all year round due to its many other attractions.

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Location

Vilnius is a city located in the southeastern part of Lithuania.

History

Vilnius became medieval, and the Principality of Lithuania built a castle, and the land began to develop. Around the 17th century, it became exposed to the threat of neighboring countries and was often dominated by the great powers of Russia and Germany. With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990, Lithuania became independent and Vilnius became the capital.

Climate

Vilnius belongs to the wet continental climate. Temperatures range from -9 ° C to 22 ° C throughout the year.

Language

Lithuanian is the official language in Lithuania. In addition, Latvian, Romani, Ukrainian, Russian, etc. are also used.

Security

Vilnius is an area where you can travel with peace of mind. There are some disturbing areas around the station, but overall it is stable.

Race

Lithuanians, Poles, Russians, Ukrainians, Jews, etc. live in Lithuania.

industry

Vilnius has become one of the most important financial cities of the Baltic States. Other than that, there is a World Heritage Site, so the tourism industry is very active.

religion

Most Lithuanians are Catholics.

currency

The euro is used in Lithuania.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Church of St. Peter and St. Paul

The Church of St. Peter and Paul is a short distance from the Old Town. The feature is the sculpture on one side, and you can see that it is quite finely crafted.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Vilniaus universitetas

The oldest university in the Baltic States. Admission is 1.5 euros for adults and 0.5 euros for children and students.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Arkikatedra bazilika

The cathedral is a symbolic existence. The Bell Tower, which was part of the Gediminas ramparts, became the cathedral’s bell tower in the 16th century. Numerous events take place around this area each year.

Sightseeing spot 4 : šv. Pranciškaus Asyžiečio

The church of St. Anna is overlaid with oranges when the sun sets, and the beautiful church always looks more fantastic.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Užupis Respublika

The place where 12 artists declared independence in search of Lithuanian’s unique symbol when Lithuania was released from the Soviet Union. Currently, it is an area that flourishes with art.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Aušros Vartai

Remnants of the walls of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, which flourished in Lithuania. You can enter the chapel inside the gate and see the icon of St. Mary nearby.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Gedimino pilies bokštas

The ruins of the castle of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, which was once built by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Inside the tower is like a museum, where you can see the works on display.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Valdovų rūmai

It is the Lithuanian Grand Duchy Palace, which was the residence of the Lithuanian Grand Duchy. It is now a museum of Lithuanian history and is located underground.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Trijų kryžių kalnas

The Hill of Crosses. It is popular with both tourists and locals as a spot overlooking Vilnius.

Sightseeing spot 10 : Museum of Genocide Victims

The KGB Museum is a museum about the former Soviet Union’s secret police, the Soviet National Security Board. In the basement, the torture room and execution room are displayed as they were at that time.

Sightseeing spot 11 : Bernardine Garden

Bernardin Gardens is a beautifully landscaped green park. The Bernardin Garden is a former royal palace garden, and the well-maintained garden is full of seasonal flowers.

Hotel

Vilnius has plenty of accommodation. The nearest is Vilnius International Airport. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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