Things to do in Vilnius

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Vilnius TV Tower featuring a sunset

Vilnius Attractions

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1. Vilnius Cathedral

Vilnius Cathedral, formally known as the Basilica of St. Stanislaus and St. Ladislaus, is a breathtaking neoclassical church and one of Vilnius’ most iconic sights. The cathedral presides over the civic center of Cathedral Square in the heart of historic Vilnius. Check out the elegant architecture of the cathedral or explore its interior to find an ornately decorated and beautifully restored nave. See the former city walls upon which the cathedral’s bell tower was built and explore the eerie crypts and vaults beneath the cathedral floor.
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Discover the heart of Catholic spirituality in Lithuania when you explore the opulently decorated nave and chapels of this Palladian-style cathedral.

2. Vilnius University

Walk around the campus at Vilnius University as part of your travels around Senamiesčio seniūnija. While in this culturally rich area, find time to visit its stunning cathedral.
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Walk around the campus at Vilnius University as part of your travels around Senamiesčio seniūnija. While in this culturally rich area, find time to visit its stunning cathedral.

3. St. Anne's Church

With its needle-like towers and intricate brickwork, St. Anne’s Church is one of the most distinctive landmarks in Vilnius’ Old Town, a UNESCO-listed heritage center. The glorious Flamboyant Gothic-style church was consecrated in 1500 and has remained almost entirely unchanged since that time. Visit this Roman Catholic church to see its breathtaking multihued bricks and highly detailed ornamentation. Wander inside to see the lavish Baroque-style interior and stunning altar.
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Be awed by the masterful Gothic architecture and intricate stonework of this heritage church and Old Town landmark.

4. Vilnius TV Tower

The needlepoint tip of the Vilnius TV Tower soars 1,071 feet (327 meters) into the sky, making it the tallest structure in the country. Completed in 1980, the colossal television and radio broadcast tower has become a distinctive symbol for Vilnius and is regularly decorated for special events in the city. Discover the mesmerizing view from the TV Tower’s observation deck. You’ll see unparalleled views of Vilnius and beyond.
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The futuristic spire of the tallest tower in Lithuania houses a rotating viewing platform and a café with unbeatable views of the surrounding countryside.

5. Gates of Dawn

The Gates of Dawn is an ancient city gate in Vilnius that houses a magnificent chapel and a shrine to the Virgin Mary. Built between 1503 and 1522, the gates once defended the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Visit to see its heritage architecture, explore the chapel and discover the magnificent religious artifacts intended to bless and protect the city.
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Investigate one of Old Town’s most significant historical and religious sites to see a medieval fortification adorned with a chapel and a venerated shrine.

6. Cathedral Square

Cathedral Square lies in the heart of Vilnius’ Old Town, next to the magnificent neoclassical Vilnius Cathedral and its distinctive bell tower. Spend time here to experience the city’s traditional civic center. Located at the crossroads of Vilnius’ main streets, Cathedral Square regularly hosts fairs, events, concerts, exhibitions and parades. Check out the cathedral’s architecture, trace the outline of the ancient city walls and admire the square’s historical monuments.
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Experience centuries of tradition when you stroll around this historic town square, a symbol of the city beneath the tower of Vilnius Cathedral.

7. Vilnius Historic Centre

You can learn about the history of Senamiesčio seniūnija when you stop by Vilnius Historic Centre.
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You can learn about the history of Senamiesčio seniūnija when you stop by Vilnius Historic Centre.

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Amber Museum-Gallery - Roam the halls and study the thought-provoking displays and well-curated collections at this museum.

Vilnius Central Post Office - Tour this local landmark and admire its distinctive design.

Vilnius Town Hall - Stroll around this historic place and uncover a couple of secrets from days gone by.

Town Hall Square - This is a buzzing location where you can absorb the atmosphere and learn more about local life.

Bust of Gaon Elijahu - If you're eager to check out a few of the more important or interesting places in the community, this place is worth a visit.

St. Casimir's Church - Whether you're spiritual or not, this site will invoke a sense of reverence in you.

Bernardine Park - If you like digging around the garden, this place will delight your green thumb.

Things to Do in Vilnius with Kids

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