Guidebook for Vilnius

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Guidebook for Vilnius

Parks & Nature

Nice little park with the river in the old town. Just grab a cup of coffee in the cafe "StrangeLove" and have a relaxing time in the nature.
81 locals recommend
Bernardine Park
8A B. Radvilaitės g.
81 locals recommend
Nice little park with the river in the old town. Just grab a cup of coffee in the cafe "StrangeLove" and have a relaxing time in the nature.
The biggest park in Vilnius. Perfect for jogging or just having a walk. Very green and lively.
56 locals recommend
Vingis Park
56 locals recommend
The biggest park in Vilnius. Perfect for jogging or just having a walk. Very green and lively.
Perhaps the most beautiful park in Vilnius. To be more precise - this is a botanical garden of Vilnius university with hundreds of species of plants and flowers. Its just adorable when everything blossoms. And it hosts some nice music concerts in the summer. We absolutely recommend to visit it, just bear in mind its somewhat distant location.
8 locals recommend
Vilniaus universiteto botanikos sodas
43 Kairėnų gatvė
8 locals recommend
Perhaps the most beautiful park in Vilnius. To be more precise - this is a botanical garden of Vilnius university with hundreds of species of plants and flowers. Its just adorable when everything blossoms. And it hosts some nice music concerts in the summer. We absolutely recommend to visit it, just bear in mind its somewhat distant location.
Swedbank headquarters building has a stunning terrace overlooking the river Neris. In spring you can gaze at blooming sakura trees beneath your feet! Just love this place!
Swedbank būstinė, bankas
20A Konstitucijos pr.
Swedbank headquarters building has a stunning terrace overlooking the river Neris. In spring you can gaze at blooming sakura trees beneath your feet! Just love this place!
Unique open-air museum listed among TOP50 most impressive museums in the world by "The Independent". Pure synthesis of art and nature. It's ~30 min driving distance from Vilnius, yet really worth visiting!
EUROPOS PARKAS, Europos centro muziejus, Open-Air Museum of the Centre of Europe
Unique open-air museum listed among TOP50 most impressive museums in the world by "The Independent". Pure synthesis of art and nature. It's ~30 min driving distance from Vilnius, yet really worth visiting!

Food, coffee & deserts

One of our favourite coffee places in Vilnius. It's all about good coffee and nice vibes. Just grab a cup of coffee and go for a walk to Bernardine park (cafe is at the entrance).
StrangeLove
6B B. Radvilaitės g.
One of our favourite coffee places in Vilnius. It's all about good coffee and nice vibes. Just grab a cup of coffee and go for a walk to Bernardine park (cafe is at the entrance).
Perhaps the best coffee in town. Be ready for slow coffee rituals and stories from professionals. And it's just 5 minutes walk from the studio.
8 locals recommend
Crooked Nose & Coffee Stories
20 Šaltinių g.
8 locals recommend
Perhaps the best coffee in town. Be ready for slow coffee rituals and stories from professionals. And it's just 5 minutes walk from the studio.
Unique little cafe with great coffee, tea and vegan deserts. It’s special atmosphere is filled with jazz, cosiness, laughter, chatting and colourful retro interior.
8 locals recommend
Chaika
7 Totorių g.
8 locals recommend
Unique little cafe with great coffee, tea and vegan deserts. It’s special atmosphere is filled with jazz, cosiness, laughter, chatting and colourful retro interior.
Gastro market just around the corner. We love to have our lazy brunches here or to buy some gourmet food to enjoy. The atmosphere is very hipster and lively.
15 locals recommend
Uptown Bazaar
16 Kauno g.
15 locals recommend
Gastro market just around the corner. We love to have our lazy brunches here or to buy some gourmet food to enjoy. The atmosphere is very hipster and lively.
"2 in 1" or "Food & Art" is combined in this modern unique restaurant located in the National gallery of art. Come here for a cup of coffee after visiting one of the art exhibitions or have a fine dinner with some special food.
The Gallery
22 Konstitucijos pr.
"2 in 1" or "Food & Art" is combined in this modern unique restaurant located in the National gallery of art. Come here for a cup of coffee after visiting one of the art exhibitions or have a fine dinner with some special food.
Modern creative cuisine just 100 meters from you (restaurant is located in Comfort Hotel). Although Time has high class kitchen, the atmosphere in the restaurant is very relaxed. Plus it has one of the best brunches in town.
6 locals recommend
Time
27 Mindaugo g.
6 locals recommend
Modern creative cuisine just 100 meters from you (restaurant is located in Comfort Hotel). Although Time has high class kitchen, the atmosphere in the restaurant is very relaxed. Plus it has one of the best brunches in town.
Our favourite spot to fine dine in Vilnius with modern & cozy interior and Indian origin chef. As Gaspars tells, its all about the special spices, that are prepared by his family in India, that add this magic to his dishes.
15 locals recommend
Gaspars
23 Pylimo g.
15 locals recommend
Our favourite spot to fine dine in Vilnius with modern & cozy interior and Indian origin chef. As Gaspars tells, its all about the special spices, that are prepared by his family in India, that add this magic to his dishes.
Its a very small family owned restaurant inspired by Mexican cuisine. You will enjoy its colourful and lovely atmosphere. And margaritas are just adorable here! http://www.sofadepancho.lt/en/
9 locals recommend
Sofa de Pancho
5 Visų Šventųjų g.
9 locals recommend
Its a very small family owned restaurant inspired by Mexican cuisine. You will enjoy its colourful and lovely atmosphere. And margaritas are just adorable here! http://www.sofadepancho.lt/en/
Best beigels in town!
Beigelistai
1 Rusų g.
Best beigels in town!
Small family owned bakery. The interior might look a bit too sweet but their napoleon is just worth the sin... :)
11 locals recommend
Pinavija Café & Bakery
11 locals recommend
Small family owned bakery. The interior might look a bit too sweet but their napoleon is just worth the sin... :)
Well, its like "haute couture", just in the deserts world.
13 locals recommend
Sugamour
11 Vokiečių g.
13 locals recommend
Well, its like "haute couture", just in the deserts world.
Just like "Sugamour" another "top notch" place to enjoy desserts.
8 locals recommend
Ali Šokoladinė
6 Bazilijonų g.
8 locals recommend
Just like "Sugamour" another "top notch" place to enjoy desserts.
Brunch and deserts in a cozy atmosphere. And we love their eggs Benedict and eclairs!
7 locals recommend
Desertinė Atostogos
8 M. K. Čiurlionio g.
7 locals recommend
Brunch and deserts in a cozy atmosphere. And we love their eggs Benedict and eclairs!
With no doubts our favourite burgers in town!
10 locals recommend
DRAMA BURGER
31 Gedimino pr.
10 locals recommend
With no doubts our favourite burgers in town!
We love the unique atmosphere (where else you could get a chance to dine in a greenhouse?) and their amazing terrace in the summer!
7 locals recommend
Panama Food Garden
17A Vykinto g.
7 locals recommend
We love the unique atmosphere (where else you could get a chance to dine in a greenhouse?) and their amazing terrace in the summer!
Really great taste of Japanese ramen!
Ramenas ir pagaliukai
7 L. Stuokos-Gucevičiaus g.
Really great taste of Japanese ramen!
Great vegetarian cafe. We love their Indian mango lassi!
8 locals recommend
Vegafe
3 Totorių g.
8 locals recommend
Great vegetarian cafe. We love their Indian mango lassi!
Great Middle East and Asia cuisine. Try out their Meze plate and Uzbek pilaf!
11 locals recommend
Kinza
14 Naugarduko g.
11 locals recommend
Great Middle East and Asia cuisine. Try out their Meze plate and Uzbek pilaf!
Really great and reasonably priced Asian food with young crowd.
13 locals recommend
Briusly, restoranas, Barflai
4 Islandijos gatvė
13 locals recommend
Really great and reasonably priced Asian food with young crowd.
Very cozy atmosphere to have a dinner. And food never disappoints.
10 locals recommend
Bistro 18, restoranas, Pozityvi kompanija
18 Stiklių gatvė
10 locals recommend
Very cozy atmosphere to have a dinner. And food never disappoints.
Seafood and bubbles in relaxed atmosphere and at affordable prices.
7 locals recommend
Selfish Bistro
29 Vilniaus g.
7 locals recommend
Seafood and bubbles in relaxed atmosphere and at affordable prices.
Our favourite desserts in artsy Užupis district. Atmosphere is very authentic as old pharmacy was held in the premises and new owners preserved the “old days” spirit!
"Liu" dessert (Patty Liu)
20 Užupio g.
Our favourite desserts in artsy Užupis district. Atmosphere is very authentic as old pharmacy was held in the premises and new owners preserved the “old days” spirit!
Amazing coffee spot with perfect deserts that operates as a fancy stationery shop at the same time!
Raštinė
2 Jono Basanavičiaus g.
Amazing coffee spot with perfect deserts that operates as a fancy stationery shop at the same time!
Little art gallery and coffee shop at the same time! You can grab a cup of coffee and gaze at the art display.
Elska coffee
1 Pamėnkalnio g.
Little art gallery and coffee shop at the same time! You can grab a cup of coffee and gaze at the art display.
Another gastro market, yet with an older history than the others. You can both buy some food and go there for a weekend brunch. We highly recommend to taste pilaff in "Halės plovas"!
42 locals recommend
Halle Market
58 Pylimo g.
42 locals recommend
Another gastro market, yet with an older history than the others. You can both buy some food and go there for a weekend brunch. We highly recommend to taste pilaff in "Halės plovas"!

Entertainment & Activities

Our favourite spot to watch a good movie. I guess its that lovely french atmosphere that drags us here. You can grab a glass of wine in the nearby restaurant (La boheme) and take it with you to the cinema.
8 locals recommend
Pasaka
4 Šv. Ignoto g.
8 locals recommend
Our favourite spot to watch a good movie. I guess its that lovely french atmosphere that drags us here. You can grab a glass of wine in the nearby restaurant (La boheme) and take it with you to the cinema.
A small and cozy art-house cinema situated in central Vilnius. Its just 1 screen with 121 seats and its part of the charm.
Skalvijos kino centras
2 A. Goštauto g.
A small and cozy art-house cinema situated in central Vilnius. Its just 1 screen with 121 seats and its part of the charm.
"2 in 1" or movie theatre & gastro market. Head there to watch a movie and dine!
Kino Deli
5 A. Smetonos g.
"2 in 1" or movie theatre & gastro market. Head there to watch a movie and dine!
Opera and ballet house with best hot chocolate in town! Maybe not so impressive from outside but really beautiful inside.
6 locals recommend
Lietuvos nacionalinis operos ir baleto teatras
1 A. Vienuolio gatvė
6 locals recommend
Opera and ballet house with best hot chocolate in town! Maybe not so impressive from outside but really beautiful inside.
"The Arts Printing House" is a unique performing arts venue and a meeting place for artistic souls. You can find nice events and performances there. http://www.menuspaustuve.lt/en/about/menu-spaustuve
Menu spaustuve
6 Šiltadaržio gatvė
"The Arts Printing House" is a unique performing arts venue and a meeting place for artistic souls. You can find nice events and performances there. http://www.menuspaustuve.lt/en/about/menu-spaustuve
The place you should visit, if you love classical / jazz music!
Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society
The place you should visit, if you love classical / jazz music!
Authentic concert venue operating in a beautiful church. It has a magical vibe and really impressive acoustics!
6 locals recommend
Saint Catherine's Church
30 Vilniaus g.
6 locals recommend
Authentic concert venue operating in a beautiful church. It has a magical vibe and really impressive acoustics!

Drinks & Nightlife

Industrial loft dedicated for alternative music concerts. We had our best time here while listening to "Editors", "Fink", "Moderat" and many others.
15 locals recommend
Menu fabrikas Loftas
29 Švitrigailos g.
15 locals recommend
Industrial loft dedicated for alternative music concerts. We had our best time here while listening to "Editors", "Fink", "Moderat" and many others.
Cozy live music club. We love to come here with our friends - to chat, have some eats & drinks and listen to good music at the same time.
Tamsta Club
1 A. Strazdelio g.
Cozy live music club. We love to come here with our friends - to chat, have some eats & drinks and listen to good music at the same time.
Best place to enjoy live jazz. You will be as close to the music, as possible.
Jazz Cellar 11
11 Aušros Vartų g.
Best place to enjoy live jazz. You will be as close to the music, as possible.
Authentic Caribbean bar with great food and tasty rum cocktails!
Rhum Room
39 Vilniaus g.
Authentic Caribbean bar with great food and tasty rum cocktails!
It's all about the process in this vintage place. We love to watch how each cocktail is made with the special ingredients and knowledge. Pick something from their specials or let the bartender to surprise you.
11 locals recommend
Alchemikas Cocktail bar
1 Islandijos g.
11 locals recommend
It's all about the process in this vintage place. We love to watch how each cocktail is made with the special ingredients and knowledge. Pick something from their specials or let the bartender to surprise you.
Iconic winery with very nice terrace in the summer. Their food is awesome and so is the wine!
19 locals recommend
In Vino
7 Aušros Vartų g.
19 locals recommend
Iconic winery with very nice terrace in the summer. Their food is awesome and so is the wine!
A very peculiar bar in a very peculiar place - Vilnius railway station. You can have a drink and watch the trains go by.
31 locals recommend
Peronas
6 Geležinkelio g.
31 locals recommend
A very peculiar bar in a very peculiar place - Vilnius railway station. You can have a drink and watch the trains go by.
Pub with drinks and poetry.
18 locals recommend
Bukowski Bar
5 Visų Šventųjų g.
18 locals recommend
Pub with drinks and poetry.
Small and charming winery that presents itself: “No House Wine. No Cigarettes. No Jack D" :)
Notre Vie Bistro and Wine Shop
10 Stiklių g.
Small and charming winery that presents itself: “No House Wine. No Cigarettes. No Jack D" :)
Perhaps the most popular pub in town. Just be prepared for young and loud crowd!
22 locals recommend
Piano Man bar
22 locals recommend
Perhaps the most popular pub in town. Just be prepared for young and loud crowd!
To be honest - we haven't been there BUT we still highly recommend it for all bear lovers, as our friends just love this place! They call themselves "Bear library" - so be prepared to discover a lot of bear!
16 locals recommend
Alaus Biblioteka | Beer Library
4 Trakų g.
16 locals recommend
To be honest - we haven't been there BUT we still highly recommend it for all bear lovers, as our friends just love this place! They call themselves "Bear library" - so be prepared to discover a lot of bear!
Popular gastropub with stylish interior and some loud music in the evening. Good spot to hang out for a while.
10 locals recommend
Distilerija
28 Vilniaus g.
10 locals recommend
Popular gastropub with stylish interior and some loud music in the evening. Good spot to hang out for a while.
Our favourite place for cocktails that are a truly unique! They mix seasonal fresh ingredients, therefore each week brings new tastes. And the atmosphere itself is charming!
Nomads Cocktail Bar
5 Didžioji g.
Our favourite place for cocktails that are a truly unique! They mix seasonal fresh ingredients, therefore each week brings new tastes. And the atmosphere itself is charming!
A lot of beers lovers in one place that is actually a hidden yard with few bars sharing it! Špunka is one them.
7 locals recommend
Etmonų Špunka
3 Etmonų g.
7 locals recommend
A lot of beers lovers in one place that is actually a hidden yard with few bars sharing it! Špunka is one them.
Fancy and very crowded cocktail bar with live DJ's and dances. Stop by if you are keen for the nigh-life in Vilnius.
10 locals recommend
Bardakas. Vilnius
10 locals recommend
Fancy and very crowded cocktail bar with live DJ's and dances. Stop by if you are keen for the nigh-life in Vilnius.
Iconic and very crowded cocktail bar dedicated for gin lovers. Nice place to hand out in the evening.
Sanatorija
22 Vilniaus g.
Iconic and very crowded cocktail bar dedicated for gin lovers. Nice place to hand out in the evening.
The closest gastropub and nightclub with urban atmosphere and relaxed spirit. Check for some alternative events here: https://www.facebook.com/KablysClub/
11 locals recommend
Kablys
11 locals recommend
The closest gastropub and nightclub with urban atmosphere and relaxed spirit. Check for some alternative events here: https://www.facebook.com/KablysClub/

Arts & Culture

This somewhat hidden museum is dedicated for Lithuanian painter Vytautas Kasiulis. He lived and created in Paris and you will definitely feel this Parisian spirit in his unique & beautiful paintings.
Vytautas Kasiulis Art Museum
1 A. Goštauto g.
This somewhat hidden museum is dedicated for Lithuanian painter Vytautas Kasiulis. He lived and created in Paris and you will definitely feel this Parisian spirit in his unique & beautiful paintings.
The largest venue for contemporary art in Baltics. Head there if you like modern art and avant-garde.
29 locals recommend
Contemporary Art Centre
2 Vokiečių g.
29 locals recommend
The largest venue for contemporary art in Baltics. Head there if you like modern art and avant-garde.
Modern, interactive and interesting place to get to know Lithuania better. We absolutely recommend it, just don't forget to plan your visit (http://pazinkvalstybe.lt/en/aplankykite-mus).
Centre for Civil Education
28 Totorių g.
Modern, interactive and interesting place to get to know Lithuania better. We absolutely recommend it, just don't forget to plan your visit (http://pazinkvalstybe.lt/en/aplankykite-mus).
Very recently opened modern art museum, its building projected by Liebeskind. Nice synthesis of art and architecture!
28 locals recommend
MO muziejus | MO Museum
17 Pylimo g.
28 locals recommend
Very recently opened modern art museum, its building projected by Liebeskind. Nice synthesis of art and architecture!
It is an “artsy” district on the bank of the river Vilnelė. A lot of artists live there, they even have declared Užupis “republic” with their own constitution :) Just feel the spirit while roaming around! You can start your visit here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Užupio+meno+inkubatorius/@54.6810651,25.2912761,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x46dd943e09c4b8a1:0x3748512162bec799!8m2!3d54.681062!4d25.2934648
45 locals recommend
Užupis
45 locals recommend
It is an “artsy” district on the bank of the river Vilnelė. A lot of artists live there, they even have declared Užupis “republic” with their own constitution :) Just feel the spirit while roaming around! You can start your visit here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Užupio+meno+inkubatorius/@54.6810651,25.2912761,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x46dd943e09c4b8a1:0x3748512162bec799!8m2!3d54.681062!4d25.2934648
We love to visit this gallery due to its contemporary architecture and some interesting exhibitions on site. Plus it has a very nice restaurant (called "The Gallery") that is a perfect place to have a cup of coffee afterwards and to discuss the art.
18 locals recommend
Nacionalinė dailės galerija
18 locals recommend
We love to visit this gallery due to its contemporary architecture and some interesting exhibitions on site. Plus it has a very nice restaurant (called "The Gallery") that is a perfect place to have a cup of coffee afterwards and to discuss the art.
Energy and technology museum is really worth visiting due its unique urban atmosphere! It is established in the premises of first Vilnius power plant that was operating for about a century starting 1903.
Energetikos ir technikos muziejus
2 Rinktinės gatvė
Energy and technology museum is really worth visiting due its unique urban atmosphere! It is established in the premises of first Vilnius power plant that was operating for about a century starting 1903.
Really impressive national library building, dedicated not only for books but also music, art and various events. Many spaces have free access so just go there and look around!
8 locals recommend
Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania
8 locals recommend
Really impressive national library building, dedicated not only for books but also music, art and various events. Many spaces have free access so just go there and look around!
"Alma mater" of Vilnius or the main university with incredibly old history. A true "must visit" place with gorgeous little courtyards and best panorama view over the old town from St. John’s Church belfry. More information: https://www.vu.lt/en/about-vu/history/university-ensemble
13 locals recommend
Vilnius University
3 Universiteto g.
13 locals recommend
"Alma mater" of Vilnius or the main university with incredibly old history. A true "must visit" place with gorgeous little courtyards and best panorama view over the old town from St. John’s Church belfry. More information: https://www.vu.lt/en/about-vu/history/university-ensemble

Shopping

Another nice place to shop. Though it's a bit of an upscale place.
14 locals recommend
Europa
7A Konstitucijos pr.
14 locals recommend
Another nice place to shop. Though it's a bit of an upscale place.
Our #1 choice to do the shopping.
22 locals recommend
Panorama
9 Saltoniškių gatvė
22 locals recommend
Our #1 choice to do the shopping.