Guidebook for Vilnius

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Guidebook for Vilnius

Drinks & Nightlife

With something on every night of the week, this longstanding favourite in the middle of the Old Town brings an Italian and Spanish disco-bar feel to the Lithuanian capital. A friendly, mainly youthful mix of partygoers knocks back tempting cocktails beneath big TV screens, and things get especially heaving late at night. Tuesday is Erasmus night, the biggest student party in town, Thursday is for indie rock, and expect cool DJs at weekends.
Salento Night Club
28 Didžioji g.
With something on every night of the week, this longstanding favourite in the middle of the Old Town brings an Italian and Spanish disco-bar feel to the Lithuanian capital. A friendly, mainly youthful mix of partygoers knocks back tempting cocktails beneath big TV screens, and things get especially heaving late at night. Tuesday is Erasmus night, the biggest student party in town, Thursday is for indie rock, and expect cool DJs at weekends.
With a thorough selection of quality beers as well as homemade burgers and fish 'n' chips, this place is British alright. They even patented their own "Admiral's Pint" measuring 0.66 L! British singalongs and sports events on the big screen set the mood. If you fancy watching a sports game at a pub in Vilnius, often you can't be sure if your favourite place will actually screen it. Luckily at Portobello Pub none of the important games go unnoticed.
7 locals recommend
The Portobello
7 Aušros Vartų gatvė
7 locals recommend
With a thorough selection of quality beers as well as homemade burgers and fish 'n' chips, this place is British alright. They even patented their own "Admiral's Pint" measuring 0.66 L! British singalongs and sports events on the big screen set the mood. If you fancy watching a sports game at a pub in Vilnius, often you can't be sure if your favourite place will actually screen it. Luckily at Portobello Pub none of the important games go unnoticed.
Wine, tapas, outside terrace
19 locals recommend
In Vino
7 Aušros Vartų g.
19 locals recommend
Wine, tapas, outside terrace
With three halls and two bars of sheer class, Pabo Latino pumps out music that's either live or courtesy of some excellent DJs, while its massive cocktail menu is full of refreshing delights. The club of choice for 20- and 30-something professionals, it keeps a tough-but-fair door policy so that what you get inside is a well-behaved bunch of smart, good-looking people out for a fun evening in pleasant and sometimes wild surroundings. On some nights there are lessons on how to dance Latino-style, but late on weekend nights the music is as electro as it is Latino.
Pabo Latino
With three halls and two bars of sheer class, Pabo Latino pumps out music that's either live or courtesy of some excellent DJs, while its massive cocktail menu is full of refreshing delights. The club of choice for 20- and 30-something professionals, it keeps a tough-but-fair door policy so that what you get inside is a well-behaved bunch of smart, good-looking people out for a fun evening in pleasant and sometimes wild surroundings. On some nights there are lessons on how to dance Latino-style, but late on weekend nights the music is as electro as it is Latino.
The sleek Skybar welcomes guests to the top floor of the hotel, where they can sip a contemporary cocktail and take in the expansive views of the city. Pair your drink with a delectable dessert or appetizer. On weekends, live DJs spin their music
12 locals recommend
Skybar
20 Konstitucijos prospektas
12 locals recommend
The sleek Skybar welcomes guests to the top floor of the hotel, where they can sip a contemporary cocktail and take in the expansive views of the city. Pair your drink with a delectable dessert or appetizer. On weekends, live DJs spin their music

Food Scene

Medininkai Restaurant is one of the top places serving traditional Lithuanian cuisine. From massive meat plates to amazing cheese platters that include maple syrup for dipping. The ample outdoor and indoor seating provides a nice atmosphere for lingering over savory meals and tasty desserts.
Medininkai
8 Aušros Vartų g.
Medininkai Restaurant is one of the top places serving traditional Lithuanian cuisine. From massive meat plates to amazing cheese platters that include maple syrup for dipping. The ample outdoor and indoor seating provides a nice atmosphere for lingering over savory meals and tasty desserts.
High quality food at a reasonable price Gluten free dishes Breakfast available all day Huge variety of Pancakes Kid's friendly Children and adults feasts with 'bake-yourself on the table"program
Gusto Blyninė
6 Aušros Vartų g.
High quality food at a reasonable price Gluten free dishes Breakfast available all day Huge variety of Pancakes Kid's friendly Children and adults feasts with 'bake-yourself on the table"program
One of a kind High-end progressive Italian cuisine Restaurant in the very heart of Vilnius. World Travelled and celebrity chef Mickey Bhoite is the Chef/co-owner who helms the place. If you are looking for a one of a kind culinary experience, Renaissance should be your place of choice.
Renaissance restaurant
3 Subačiaus g.
One of a kind High-end progressive Italian cuisine Restaurant in the very heart of Vilnius. World Travelled and celebrity chef Mickey Bhoite is the Chef/co-owner who helms the place. If you are looking for a one of a kind culinary experience, Renaissance should be your place of choice.
Portuguese-style skewered-meat espetadas are the highlight here, suspended from a hook and drawing gasps as they arrive at the table. But there are many other beautifully presented dishes too, from thick Francesinha sandwiches covered in melted cheese to the sumptuous steaks, ribs and burgers. And the atmosphere of this tastefully designed centuries-old room, its sheltered summertime courtyard and even the tunnel to the toilets create a memorable experience.
Galo do Porto
11 Aušros Vartų g.
Portuguese-style skewered-meat espetadas are the highlight here, suspended from a hook and drawing gasps as they arrive at the table. But there are many other beautifully presented dishes too, from thick Francesinha sandwiches covered in melted cheese to the sumptuous steaks, ribs and burgers. And the atmosphere of this tastefully designed centuries-old room, its sheltered summertime courtyard and even the tunnel to the toilets create a memorable experience.
French and Italian Cuisine
Café Montmartre
40 Didžioji g.
French and Italian Cuisine
Small cozy vegetarian/ vegan restaurant
Namai
6 Subačiaus g.
Small cozy vegetarian/ vegan restaurant
German restaurant
Bunte Gans
11 Aušros Vartų g.
German restaurant
Vegetarian
Anayor
Vegetarian
Italian kitchen of Naples
Ristorante Sorrentino
15-2 Aušros Vartų g.
Italian kitchen of Naples
Japanese – Korean restaurant with nice view of Town Hall and Japanese culture kitchen and interior.
LABUKI
28 Didžioji g.
Japanese – Korean restaurant with nice view of Town Hall and Japanese culture kitchen and interior.
Delicious lunch offer at special prices. Every day - different Lithuanian dishes!
22 locals recommend
Etno Dvaras
16 Pilies g.
22 locals recommend
Delicious lunch offer at special prices. Every day - different Lithuanian dishes!
Traditional Lithuanian dishes for Your good mood and taste! Everything is made with love and patience according ancient recipes. One can taste traditional Lithuanian dishes or sophisticated ones with overseas spices and snacks and drinks as well.
7 locals recommend
Bernelių Užeiga
1 A. Vienuolio g.
7 locals recommend
Traditional Lithuanian dishes for Your good mood and taste! Everything is made with love and patience according ancient recipes. One can taste traditional Lithuanian dishes or sophisticated ones with overseas spices and snacks and drinks as well.
In “Belmontas waterfalls” outdoor café, located by the beautiful curve of Vilnia you may listen to the murmur of the waterfall and the chatter of the river, intertwining with the music; admire the views of waterfalls and valleys; try some traditional Lithuanian dishes, made on open fire, and have a talk with friends over a glass of beer. Children will also have someplace to let their energy out: a new playground awaits. Just relax…
Belmont Falls
17 Belmonto g.
In “Belmontas waterfalls” outdoor café, located by the beautiful curve of Vilnia you may listen to the murmur of the waterfall and the chatter of the river, intertwining with the music; admire the views of waterfalls and valleys; try some traditional Lithuanian dishes, made on open fire, and have a talk with friends over a glass of beer. Children will also have someplace to let their energy out: a new playground awaits. Just relax…

Sightseeing

The Gate of Dawn in Vilnius is famous all over the world for two reasons, primarily because of the miraculous icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary, exhibited in the chapel of the Gate of Dawn. Secondly – they say that sacred powers work wonders in this place. There are many stories about the Gate healing the sick, and punishing villains. Visit the Gate of Dawn, and ask for your miracle.
6 locals recommend
Aušros vartai
6 locals recommend
The Gate of Dawn in Vilnius is famous all over the world for two reasons, primarily because of the miraculous icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary, exhibited in the chapel of the Gate of Dawn. Secondly – they say that sacred powers work wonders in this place. There are many stories about the Gate healing the sick, and punishing villains. Visit the Gate of Dawn, and ask for your miracle.
This is part of the Vilnius Defensive Wall, often called “barbican”. The Bastion is a Renaissance-style fortification characterised by its original construction. It consists of a tower installed in the city defence wall, underground gun ports and a connecting corridor, which turns into a 48-metre long tunnel. The Bastion was built in the first half of the 17th century by the German military engineer, Friedrich Getkant. You can enjoy a picturesque view of the Old Town from the Bastion terrace
Bastion Hill
18 Subačiaus g.
This is part of the Vilnius Defensive Wall, often called “barbican”. The Bastion is a Renaissance-style fortification characterised by its original construction. It consists of a tower installed in the city defence wall, underground gun ports and a connecting corridor, which turns into a 48-metre long tunnel. The Bastion was built in the first half of the 17th century by the German military engineer, Friedrich Getkant. You can enjoy a picturesque view of the Old Town from the Bastion terrace
The self-proclaimed “Republic” of Užupis is Vilnius’ Bohemian and artistic district. It has its own anthem, constitution, president, bishop, two churches, the Bernadine Cemetery – one of the oldest in the city , seven bridges, and its own guardian called The Bronze Angel of Užupis, who was put in the centre of the district in 2002. Dating back to the 16th century, Užupis is one of Vilnius’ oldest districts and despite its current prestigious status, was formerly the city’s poorest area and home to a number of manual workers and a red light-district. Now its thriving creative community hosts regular fashion festivals, concerts, exhibitions and poetry evenings.
7 locals recommend
Uzupio Respublika
7 locals recommend
The self-proclaimed “Republic” of Užupis is Vilnius’ Bohemian and artistic district. It has its own anthem, constitution, president, bishop, two churches, the Bernadine Cemetery – one of the oldest in the city , seven bridges, and its own guardian called The Bronze Angel of Užupis, who was put in the centre of the district in 2002. Dating back to the 16th century, Užupis is one of Vilnius’ oldest districts and despite its current prestigious status, was formerly the city’s poorest area and home to a number of manual workers and a red light-district. Now its thriving creative community hosts regular fashion festivals, concerts, exhibitions and poetry evenings.
Vilnius Cathedral is among the most beautiful cathedrals in the world. It is a classical masterpiece of the capital city of Lithuania. Although during the long course of history Vilnius Cathedral was repeatedly destroyed and burned, until now it proudly stands in the very heart of Vilnius Old Town, at the Gediminas hill slope, and is the most important Catholic shrine all over the country, and a place for the main Christian, ethnic and national festivities.
6 locals recommend
Cathedral Square
6 locals recommend
Vilnius Cathedral is among the most beautiful cathedrals in the world. It is a classical masterpiece of the capital city of Lithuania. Although during the long course of history Vilnius Cathedral was repeatedly destroyed and burned, until now it proudly stands in the very heart of Vilnius Old Town, at the Gediminas hill slope, and is the most important Catholic shrine all over the country, and a place for the main Christian, ethnic and national festivities.
The church of St Anne is a masterpiece of the late Gothic period. There is no nonsensus about its originator or its construction period. Popular legend has it that Napoleon Bonaparte, who was fascinated by the beauty of the church, wanted to take it back to Paris in the palm of his hand. Unfortunately, the reality is not that romantic: during the march of the Napoleonic army through Lithuania, the church was consigned to the French cavalry forces. However, Napoleon did mention in a letter to his wife that „Vilnius is a very beautiful city“.
43 locals recommend
St. Anne's Church
8 Maironio g.
43 locals recommend
The church of St Anne is a masterpiece of the late Gothic period. There is no nonsensus about its originator or its construction period. Popular legend has it that Napoleon Bonaparte, who was fascinated by the beauty of the church, wanted to take it back to Paris in the palm of his hand. Unfortunately, the reality is not that romantic: during the march of the Napoleonic army through Lithuania, the church was consigned to the French cavalry forces. However, Napoleon did mention in a letter to his wife that „Vilnius is a very beautiful city“.
Opposite to St. Anne's Church, Bernardine Church and Monastery are some of the largest and most magnificent gothic sacral buildings in Vilnius, although in the 17th and 18th centuries they acquired the Renaissance and Baroque features. According to the legend, the Bernardine monks used to tell such good sermons that crowds would come to listen. That is why the church is so large. In the beginning of the sixteenth century it was even incorporated into the construction of Vilnius defensive wall, so do not be surprised when you see shooting openings in its walls.
St. Francis of Assisi (Bernardine) Roman Catholic Church
Opposite to St. Anne's Church, Bernardine Church and Monastery are some of the largest and most magnificent gothic sacral buildings in Vilnius, although in the 17th and 18th centuries they acquired the Renaissance and Baroque features. According to the legend, the Bernardine monks used to tell such good sermons that crowds would come to listen. That is why the church is so large. In the beginning of the sixteenth century it was even incorporated into the construction of Vilnius defensive wall, so do not be surprised when you see shooting openings in its walls.
In 1387, Lithuania became a Christian state and Vilnius was granted Magdeburg rights. Thus, there appeared a need for headquarters for the city authorities. As the main square of the city was located here, it was decided to build the Town Hall in the same place. The building housed the magistrate as well as court rooms, the treasury, archives, an arms and ammunition warehouse, and rooms for preserving standards of measurement. A prison was established in the basement. Today Vilnius Town Hall is a representative building. Many different events are organised at the Town Hall during a year: concerts, literary evenings, presentations of books, exhibitions and festivals.
Town Hall Square
In 1387, Lithuania became a Christian state and Vilnius was granted Magdeburg rights. Thus, there appeared a need for headquarters for the city authorities. As the main square of the city was located here, it was decided to build the Town Hall in the same place. The building housed the magistrate as well as court rooms, the treasury, archives, an arms and ammunition warehouse, and rooms for preserving standards of measurement. A prison was established in the basement. Today Vilnius Town Hall is a representative building. Many different events are organised at the Town Hall during a year: concerts, literary evenings, presentations of books, exhibitions and festivals.
TRAKAI Trakai is located on a peninsula formed by 5 connecting lakes. The biggest one is called Galve and is famous for its Island Castle. There are about 200 lakes around Trakai. This town, famous for its picturesque landscape and the legendary Trakai Castle, was a cradle of the Lithuanian statehood, an important military and political centre, headquarters of the Lithuanian Grand Dukes, and the capital of Lithuania. Today, Trakai attracts visitors to a wonderful place offering refuge from a hectic city life, with walks around the beautiful area or yacht trips on one of the numerous lakes. Once you reach Trakai from Vilnius by train, bus, car or bike, set aside the entire day for swimming in the lakes of Akmena, Totoriškės, Galvė or Luka. If you get hungry, there are plenty of places to replenish – at a traditional Karaim kybyn place (kybyn – a small pasty stuffed with minced meat), at a restaurant on the shore of a lake, at a beach bar, or at a campsite near a public beach where you can have your own picnic. Those who want to admire the scenery of the environs are recommended to take a walking tour along the cognitive paths of Aukštadvaris and Varnikai Botanical Zoological Reserve (the length of the route is 10.1 km)(GPS N 54° 38.866’ E 24° 57.927’) (N 54.647766º E 24.965454º). Getting there By car: Trakai is 27 km from Vilnius. Go along Savanorių Avenue, further follow the signs, A16 motorway. By bus: from Vilnius Bus Station (Sodų St. 22, tel. 1661), platforms No. 6, 7, 8 (local), 28 and 29 (intercity, via Alytus). Buses to Trakai run approximately 50 times per day (at weekends about 40 times), at intervals of about 10–20 minutes, www.autobusustotis.lt By train: from the Railway Station (Geležinkelio St. 16, tel. +370 5 233 0088), http://www.litrail.lt/en/keleiviams , https://www.traukiniobilietas.lt/portal/ Summer season: 11 trains per day, almost every hour, ticket price one way approx €1.80, journey duration 33-37min one way.
10 locals recommend
Trakai
10 locals recommend
TRAKAI Trakai is located on a peninsula formed by 5 connecting lakes. The biggest one is called Galve and is famous for its Island Castle. There are about 200 lakes around Trakai. This town, famous for its picturesque landscape and the legendary Trakai Castle, was a cradle of the Lithuanian statehood, an important military and political centre, headquarters of the Lithuanian Grand Dukes, and the capital of Lithuania. Today, Trakai attracts visitors to a wonderful place offering refuge from a hectic city life, with walks around the beautiful area or yacht trips on one of the numerous lakes. Once you reach Trakai from Vilnius by train, bus, car or bike, set aside the entire day for swimming in the lakes of Akmena, Totoriškės, Galvė or Luka. If you get hungry, there are plenty of places to replenish – at a traditional Karaim kybyn place (kybyn – a small pasty stuffed with minced meat), at a restaurant on the shore of a lake, at a beach bar, or at a campsite near a public beach where you can have your own picnic. Those who want to admire the scenery of the environs are recommended to take a walking tour along the cognitive paths of Aukštadvaris and Varnikai Botanical Zoological Reserve (the length of the route is 10.1 km)(GPS N 54° 38.866’ E 24° 57.927’) (N 54.647766º E 24.965454º). Getting there By car: Trakai is 27 km from Vilnius. Go along Savanorių Avenue, further follow the signs, A16 motorway. By bus: from Vilnius Bus Station (Sodų St. 22, tel. 1661), platforms No. 6, 7, 8 (local), 28 and 29 (intercity, via Alytus). Buses to Trakai run approximately 50 times per day (at weekends about 40 times), at intervals of about 10–20 minutes, www.autobusustotis.lt By train: from the Railway Station (Geležinkelio St. 16, tel. +370 5 233 0088), http://www.litrail.lt/en/keleiviams , https://www.traukiniobilietas.lt/portal/ Summer season: 11 trains per day, almost every hour, ticket price one way approx €1.80, journey duration 33-37min one way.
GEDIMINAS’ TOWER OF THE UPPER CASTLE The Vilnius Castle Museum was opened in 1960, and in 1968 it became a subdivision of the Lithuanian National Museum. The exposition of the Vilnius Castle Museum displays reconstruction models of Vilnius castles of the second part of the 14th and the beginning of the 17th centuries, armament, iconographic material of old Vilnius. An observation deck on the top of the tower is the best place from which to appreciate a magnificent panorama of Vilnius.
64 locals recommend
Gedimino pilies bokštas (Gediminas Castle Tower)
5 Arsenalo g.
64 locals recommend
GEDIMINAS’ TOWER OF THE UPPER CASTLE The Vilnius Castle Museum was opened in 1960, and in 1968 it became a subdivision of the Lithuanian National Museum. The exposition of the Vilnius Castle Museum displays reconstruction models of Vilnius castles of the second part of the 14th and the beginning of the 17th centuries, armament, iconographic material of old Vilnius. An observation deck on the top of the tower is the best place from which to appreciate a magnificent panorama of Vilnius.
Explore Kalnų Park to find the footpath that leads up the hill of the Three Crosses. Climb the well-worn wooden stairs until you reach the grassy clearing on the hilltop. You’ll see the stark-white concrete crosses rising up from the grass. This monument was built in 1989 to replace the crosses that were torn down by Soviet authorities in 1950. The Three Crosses monument stands on a platform, from which you can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding cityscape and the other six hilltops around Vilnius. Try to spot the tall spires of St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, the distinctive white bell tower of Vilnius Cathedral and Gediminas Tower on Castle Hill directly to the west. Visit the Three Crosses in the late afternoon to watch a breathtaking sunset. The Three Crosses are located on a prominent hill in Kalnų Park. The park is east of Vilnius’ Old Town. The ascent up the hill is steep in parts and takes about 20 minutes. Visit the monument for free at any time of the day.
21 locals recommend
Three Crosses
21 locals recommend
Explore Kalnų Park to find the footpath that leads up the hill of the Three Crosses. Climb the well-worn wooden stairs until you reach the grassy clearing on the hilltop. You’ll see the stark-white concrete crosses rising up from the grass. This monument was built in 1989 to replace the crosses that were torn down by Soviet authorities in 1950. The Three Crosses monument stands on a platform, from which you can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding cityscape and the other six hilltops around Vilnius. Try to spot the tall spires of St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, the distinctive white bell tower of Vilnius Cathedral and Gediminas Tower on Castle Hill directly to the west. Visit the Three Crosses in the late afternoon to watch a breathtaking sunset. The Three Crosses are located on a prominent hill in Kalnų Park. The park is east of Vilnius’ Old Town. The ascent up the hill is steep in parts and takes about 20 minutes. Visit the monument for free at any time of the day.
PANORAMIC VIEW FROM SUBAČIAUS STREET On the corner of Subačiaus Street and Maironio Street, you will find a panoramic viewpoint. Take a look around! Here you can enjoy the most beautiful panorama of Užupis and Old Town. An information stand set up at the scenic viewpoint for your convenience will help you spot the churches of the Old Town.
9 locals recommend
Subačiaus apžvalgos aikštelė
9 locals recommend
PANORAMIC VIEW FROM SUBAČIAUS STREET On the corner of Subačiaus Street and Maironio Street, you will find a panoramic viewpoint. Take a look around! Here you can enjoy the most beautiful panorama of Užupis and Old Town. An information stand set up at the scenic viewpoint for your convenience will help you spot the churches of the Old Town.
The tallest building (326,5 m) in Lithuania – the Vilnius Television Tower. In the “Fight for Freedom” museum you will learn about the path Lithuanians took to win their independence. In the “Paukščių takas“ restaurant, at a height of 165 metres, you can enjoy food, while having a wonderful view of the entire of Vilnius. Visit this revolving restaurant to dine with 360-degree view.
23 locals recommend
Vilnius TV Tower
10 Sausio 13-osios gatvė
23 locals recommend
The tallest building (326,5 m) in Lithuania – the Vilnius Television Tower. In the “Fight for Freedom” museum you will learn about the path Lithuanians took to win their independence. In the “Paukščių takas“ restaurant, at a height of 165 metres, you can enjoy food, while having a wonderful view of the entire of Vilnius. Visit this revolving restaurant to dine with 360-degree view.

Parks & Nature

The park will feature botanical and monastic expositions as well as authentic restored park elements, such as an alpinarium, a pond, Belvedere Hill, a central square, and paths along the Vilnelė River. Fountains have been rebuilt in their historical locations. There will also be a rose garden, children’s playgrounds and a musical fountain. The botanical exposition, which features plants sorted by groups and classes, will be a very special part of the park. Visitors will be able to see the ginko tree, the yellow dogwood, Canadian fir, black pine, and three of the oldest oak trees in Vilnius. The oldest oak tree in Vilnius, at about 300 years, can be seen near the entrance on Šv. Brunono Str.
81 locals recommend
Bernardine Park
8A B. Radvilaitės g.
81 locals recommend
The park will feature botanical and monastic expositions as well as authentic restored park elements, such as an alpinarium, a pond, Belvedere Hill, a central square, and paths along the Vilnelė River. Fountains have been rebuilt in their historical locations. There will also be a rose garden, children’s playgrounds and a musical fountain. The botanical exposition, which features plants sorted by groups and classes, will be a very special part of the park. Visitors will be able to see the ginko tree, the yellow dogwood, Canadian fir, black pine, and three of the oldest oak trees in Vilnius. The oldest oak tree in Vilnius, at about 300 years, can be seen near the entrance on Šv. Brunono Str.
Wild forest, river views, complex of restaurants, pond, waterfalls ans park. "Belmontas waterfalls” outdoor café, located by the beautiful curve of Vilnia you may listen to the murmur of the waterfall and the chatter of the river, intertwining with the music; admire the views of waterfalls and valleys; try some traditional Lithuanian dishes, made on open fire, and have a talk with friends over a glass of beer. Children will also have someplace to let their energy out: a new playground awaits. Just relax…
7 locals recommend
Belmontas
7 locals recommend
Wild forest, river views, complex of restaurants, pond, waterfalls ans park. "Belmontas waterfalls” outdoor café, located by the beautiful curve of Vilnia you may listen to the murmur of the waterfall and the chatter of the river, intertwining with the music; admire the views of waterfalls and valleys; try some traditional Lithuanian dishes, made on open fire, and have a talk with friends over a glass of beer. Children will also have someplace to let their energy out: a new playground awaits. Just relax…
Puckoriu cognitive-historical path The suggested starting point for a tour is Puckoriai exposure in Pavilniai Regional Park. A breath-taking panorama opens from the newly-built observation platform to the Vilnele valley and Vilnius surroundings. The length of the road is 4,70 km. Puckoriai neighbourhoods cherished natural beauty and evaluated for a long time. The protection cared for a long time - without permission to cut the trees or collecting stones. The place name is associated with the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in times of former weapons factory which was built here - Puskarnia. The river valley section is famous, rich and extremely valuable for its cultural heritage, which historically has not attracted much attention. This area is one of the most suitable to set up the old Vilnius Industry and Technology Museum in the open air. So the landscape of the valley reveals the natural evolution of the human being in harmony with a nature. The best way get to know the landscape of this area is to go along all this path. Walking along the trail you will visit these Pavilniai park attractions: Puckoriai outcrop Puckoriai manor, Puckoriai production complex, the French mill, mounds, and next to it the Stone Age camp, sundial.
Pūčkoriai cognitive path
Puckoriu cognitive-historical path The suggested starting point for a tour is Puckoriai exposure in Pavilniai Regional Park. A breath-taking panorama opens from the newly-built observation platform to the Vilnele valley and Vilnius surroundings. The length of the road is 4,70 km. Puckoriai neighbourhoods cherished natural beauty and evaluated for a long time. The protection cared for a long time - without permission to cut the trees or collecting stones. The place name is associated with the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in times of former weapons factory which was built here - Puskarnia. The river valley section is famous, rich and extremely valuable for its cultural heritage, which historically has not attracted much attention. This area is one of the most suitable to set up the old Vilnius Industry and Technology Museum in the open air. So the landscape of the valley reveals the natural evolution of the human being in harmony with a nature. The best way get to know the landscape of this area is to go along all this path. Walking along the trail you will visit these Pavilniai park attractions: Puckoriai outcrop Puckoriai manor, Puckoriai production complex, the French mill, mounds, and next to it the Stone Age camp, sundial.
Green Lakes (Lithuanian: Žalieji ežerai) are six lakes located in northeastern part of Vilnius, Lithuania. They are a part of Verkiai Regional Park. There are beaches, basketball and volleyball courts near the Green Lakes. Visitors may rent a boat, or participate in some jogging. Those with an appetite may visit the beer restaurant Verkių Malūnas (Verkiai Mill) at Verkių Street 100 or the grill pub Šernas (Wild Boar) in the territory of the Green Lakes (N 54.785054° E 25.334849°).
Green Lakes
Green Lakes (Lithuanian: Žalieji ežerai) are six lakes located in northeastern part of Vilnius, Lithuania. They are a part of Verkiai Regional Park. There are beaches, basketball and volleyball courts near the Green Lakes. Visitors may rent a boat, or participate in some jogging. Those with an appetite may visit the beer restaurant Verkių Malūnas (Verkiai Mill) at Verkių Street 100 or the grill pub Šernas (Wild Boar) in the territory of the Green Lakes (N 54.785054° E 25.334849°).
The Verkiai ensemble situated on the bank of the River Neris is very popular with the residents of Vilnius and guests of the city. It consists of a complex of Classical palaces surrounded by a park. Weekend walks or bicycle tours around the regional park and other environs of Vilnius begin from the palace in Verkiai. One of the routes winds between the lakes of Žalieji Ežerai (Green Lakes). There are beaches, basketball and volleyball courts near the Green Lakes. Visitors may rent a boat, or participate in some jogging. Those with an appetite may visit the beer restaurant Verkių Malūnas (Verkiai Mill) at Verkių Street 100 or the grill pub Šernas (Wild Boar) in the territory of the Green Lakes (N 54.785054° E 25.334849°). Many foreign guests and pilgrims are attracted by Vilnius Kalvarijos. This is a unique architectural urban ensemble representing the Way of the Cross. Visitors can repeat the Way of the Cross by visiting 35 stations in Vilnius Kalvarijos. The length of the route is seven kilometres. In a deep ravine near the Way of the Cross, close to Station XIII, lies one of the largest and most interesting springs in the Verkiai Regional Park; it is considered miraculous. For a long time, Vilnius residents and visiting pilgrims have drunk the waters of this spring, which is believed to have healing powers (N 54.740458° E 25.280081°). Getting there If you go by car, take Kalvarijų Street through Baltupiai to the roundabout in Santariškės, and head in the direction of Žalieji Ežerai and Europos Parkas. When you go up the hill, turn right to Verkiai Palace.When going there by bus, take bus No. 35 or 36 from the Priest Bronius Laurinavičius bus stop and get off at the Verkių Rūmai stop.
Verkiai Regional Park
The Verkiai ensemble situated on the bank of the River Neris is very popular with the residents of Vilnius and guests of the city. It consists of a complex of Classical palaces surrounded by a park. Weekend walks or bicycle tours around the regional park and other environs of Vilnius begin from the palace in Verkiai. One of the routes winds between the lakes of Žalieji Ežerai (Green Lakes). There are beaches, basketball and volleyball courts near the Green Lakes. Visitors may rent a boat, or participate in some jogging. Those with an appetite may visit the beer restaurant Verkių Malūnas (Verkiai Mill) at Verkių Street 100 or the grill pub Šernas (Wild Boar) in the territory of the Green Lakes (N 54.785054° E 25.334849°). Many foreign guests and pilgrims are attracted by Vilnius Kalvarijos. This is a unique architectural urban ensemble representing the Way of the Cross. Visitors can repeat the Way of the Cross by visiting 35 stations in Vilnius Kalvarijos. The length of the route is seven kilometres. In a deep ravine near the Way of the Cross, close to Station XIII, lies one of the largest and most interesting springs in the Verkiai Regional Park; it is considered miraculous. For a long time, Vilnius residents and visiting pilgrims have drunk the waters of this spring, which is believed to have healing powers (N 54.740458° E 25.280081°). Getting there If you go by car, take Kalvarijų Street through Baltupiai to the roundabout in Santariškės, and head in the direction of Žalieji Ežerai and Europos Parkas. When you go up the hill, turn right to Verkiai Palace.When going there by bus, take bus No. 35 or 36 from the Priest Bronius Laurinavičius bus stop and get off at the Verkių Rūmai stop.
Educative 3.45 km long path leads through the most beautiful and hardly accessible places of the preserve, provide the visitors with knowledge about nature, peculiarities of local landscape. Information stands, bowers, car parking places are installed here. Varnikai preserve boasts 600 species of higher plants (16 of them are in the Red Book of Lithuania), 118 species of moss (4 protected species, and 3 species were found in Lithuania for the first time), 204 species of lichen (4 protected species), 15 species of protected insects were found there. This path goes thought naturally formed and human planted forest and reaches the swamp, with a specific swamp type plants. The nature of the path is always changing and this makes this path unique.
Varnikai Cognitive Walking Way
Educative 3.45 km long path leads through the most beautiful and hardly accessible places of the preserve, provide the visitors with knowledge about nature, peculiarities of local landscape. Information stands, bowers, car parking places are installed here. Varnikai preserve boasts 600 species of higher plants (16 of them are in the Red Book of Lithuania), 118 species of moss (4 protected species, and 3 species were found in Lithuania for the first time), 204 species of lichen (4 protected species), 15 species of protected insects were found there. This path goes thought naturally formed and human planted forest and reaches the swamp, with a specific swamp type plants. The nature of the path is always changing and this makes this path unique.
In between the thunderstorms, the Vilnius weather has been hot, humid and hazy, making a dip in the water all the more appealing. Vilnius has three beaches on the river Neris to speak of. The closest to the city is in Žirmūnai, on the right bank, with the Valakampiai beach a little bit further along on the left bank. Both are well appointed when it comes to facilities, but quickly get crowded when the weather gets hot. If that is the case, it’s worth just staying on the Valakampiai bus for a couple more stops, to get to the “second” Valakampiai beach (that’s the name on the bus stop – “2-asis Valakupių paplūdimys”). This beach is not only in a more pristine setting, in the sense that you don’t see the Žirmūnai tower blocks peeking out from behind the riverbank forest, but also gets less visitors and is smaller in scale than the other two. It still has a great playground, picnic benches, changing booths, a nice grassy slope and ample parking, so it is not lacking facilities altogether, and is likely to offer a more pleasant dip in the river than its more crowded rivals. To get there, get the 15 bus from the Antakalnis transport node, which serves several of the main lines from the centre, including trolleybuses 2 and 4, or bike along the left bank for about 25 minutes.
Valakampiai Beach
46A Rato g.
In between the thunderstorms, the Vilnius weather has been hot, humid and hazy, making a dip in the water all the more appealing. Vilnius has three beaches on the river Neris to speak of. The closest to the city is in Žirmūnai, on the right bank, with the Valakampiai beach a little bit further along on the left bank. Both are well appointed when it comes to facilities, but quickly get crowded when the weather gets hot. If that is the case, it’s worth just staying on the Valakampiai bus for a couple more stops, to get to the “second” Valakampiai beach (that’s the name on the bus stop – “2-asis Valakupių paplūdimys”). This beach is not only in a more pristine setting, in the sense that you don’t see the Žirmūnai tower blocks peeking out from behind the riverbank forest, but also gets less visitors and is smaller in scale than the other two. It still has a great playground, picnic benches, changing booths, a nice grassy slope and ample parking, so it is not lacking facilities altogether, and is likely to offer a more pleasant dip in the river than its more crowded rivals. To get there, get the 15 bus from the Antakalnis transport node, which serves several of the main lines from the centre, including trolleybuses 2 and 4, or bike along the left bank for about 25 minutes.

Essentials

Foodstore
Lidl
9A Rasų g.
Foodstore
Foodstore
Maxima X
3 Bazilijonų g.
Foodstore
Foodstore
Rimi
28 Didžioji gatvė
Foodstore

Shopping

The modern, glass-covered affair to the left selling clothing that went out of fashion in Albania in the 1980s and raw meat at the back is perhaps best worth avoiding, but the beautifully restored brick building dating from 1900 is more than worth a look inside. A trip through the doors rewards visitors with a nasal blast of several tonnes of smoked meat, which can be bought here along with other specialities including fresh fruit and vegetables plus a nice range of locally-produced honey you can taste before you purchase.
42 locals recommend
Halle Market
58 Pylimo g.
42 locals recommend
The modern, glass-covered affair to the left selling clothing that went out of fashion in Albania in the 1980s and raw meat at the back is perhaps best worth avoiding, but the beautifully restored brick building dating from 1900 is more than worth a look inside. A trip through the doors rewards visitors with a nasal blast of several tonnes of smoked meat, which can be bought here along with other specialities including fresh fruit and vegetables plus a nice range of locally-produced honey you can taste before you purchase.
Gariunai is the main trading/shopping area in Lithuania for small sized merchants, manufacturers, tailors, knitters and craftsmen. It is one of the biggest trade areas in the Baltic region for small and medium size businesses. It retains more than 10,000 merchants. Business Park area contains a new modern 111,000sq/m facility which preserves around 2,000 work places for small size businesses. If you want a taste of the largest open-air market on the Baltic Coast, then Gariunai Market is the place to go. You can really find anything here. Free bus service from Vilnius Bus Station (check times http://gariunai.lt/en/gariunu-autobusu-tvarkarasciai-nuo-2017-06-15/) NB: Take care of your belongings, watch out for thieves
Gariūnų turgus
Gariunai is the main trading/shopping area in Lithuania for small sized merchants, manufacturers, tailors, knitters and craftsmen. It is one of the biggest trade areas in the Baltic region for small and medium size businesses. It retains more than 10,000 merchants. Business Park area contains a new modern 111,000sq/m facility which preserves around 2,000 work places for small size businesses. If you want a taste of the largest open-air market on the Baltic Coast, then Gariunai Market is the place to go. You can really find anything here. Free bus service from Vilnius Bus Station (check times http://gariunai.lt/en/gariunu-autobusu-tvarkarasciai-nuo-2017-06-15/) NB: Take care of your belongings, watch out for thieves
The Vilnius AKROPOLIS is the largest multi-functional shopping centre in the Baltic countries in terms of area, number of shops, choice of services and entertainment. The largest tenants of the shopping and entertainment centre are "Maxima", "Ermitažas", "Elektromarkt", "Forum cinemas", H&M, "Zara", "Apranga", "Sports Direct", "Sportland", "Reserved", "Eurovaistinė", JYSK, "Delano", "Pegasas". Entertainment offered: 2.400 seats at restaurants and cafes, 8 cinema halls, ice arena, 20-lane bowling, more than 700 m2 entertainment area for children, the largest bookshop in Lithuania.
39 locals recommend
AKROPOLIS Vilnius
25 Ozo gatvė
39 locals recommend
The Vilnius AKROPOLIS is the largest multi-functional shopping centre in the Baltic countries in terms of area, number of shops, choice of services and entertainment. The largest tenants of the shopping and entertainment centre are "Maxima", "Ermitažas", "Elektromarkt", "Forum cinemas", H&M, "Zara", "Apranga", "Sports Direct", "Sportland", "Reserved", "Eurovaistinė", JYSK, "Delano", "Pegasas". Entertainment offered: 2.400 seats at restaurants and cafes, 8 cinema halls, ice arena, 20-lane bowling, more than 700 m2 entertainment area for children, the largest bookshop in Lithuania.
PLC Panorama is the third largest shopping center in Vilnius and the seventh largest shopping mall in Lithuania with 65,000 m2 (700,000 sq ft), with nearly 200 stores and services, 23 cafes and restaurants . Modern two-wheeled and three-wheeled balance kids bikes can be found for free - pleasantly break up the time spent in the shopping center and make it easier for parents to manage their shopping.
21 locals recommend
Panorama
9 Saltoniškių gatvė
21 locals recommend
PLC Panorama is the third largest shopping center in Vilnius and the seventh largest shopping mall in Lithuania with 65,000 m2 (700,000 sq ft), with nearly 200 stores and services, 23 cafes and restaurants . Modern two-wheeled and three-wheeled balance kids bikes can be found for free - pleasantly break up the time spent in the shopping center and make it easier for parents to manage their shopping.
Kids soft play, entertainment, cinema, shops, caffe, restaurants. On the first and second floors of Ozas, you will find the famous and new trademarks Zara, Peek & Cloppenburg, Reserved, the most popular ones in the Baltic states, and as many as 18 unique shops that appear only here. If you need advice or company while you shop, a personal stylist is at your service. On the third floor, you will find grocery stores and entertainment. You will find yourself in a space that offers cuisine from around the world, a gym, a cinema and a family entertainment park.
18 locals recommend
Ozas
18 Ozo g.
18 locals recommend
Kids soft play, entertainment, cinema, shops, caffe, restaurants. On the first and second floors of Ozas, you will find the famous and new trademarks Zara, Peek & Cloppenburg, Reserved, the most popular ones in the Baltic states, and as many as 18 unique shops that appear only here. If you need advice or company while you shop, a personal stylist is at your service. On the third floor, you will find grocery stores and entertainment. You will find yourself in a space that offers cuisine from around the world, a gym, a cinema and a family entertainment park.
EUROPA is a centre of style, elegance and fashion. Its concept is based on “GOOD STYLE, GOOD ATTITUDE” phylosophy, which becomes a foundation for EUROPA brand. It connects style with personality, quality concepts with intellect and understanding, conceptual retail design with sincere service and beautiful communication. We aim to connect shopping centre with personalities, people who strive to succeed in what they do, who seek classic values with a twist of modernity. Key stores: Marella, Coccinelle, Michael Kors, Suitsupply, Karen Millen, Stefanel, Max&Co, Weekend Max Mara, Pennyblack, Patrizia Pepe, Pierre Cardin, Baldessarini, Marc O’Polo, Samsonite, Strellson, Vapiano etc.
14 locals recommend
Europa
7A Konstitucijos pr.
14 locals recommend
EUROPA is a centre of style, elegance and fashion. Its concept is based on “GOOD STYLE, GOOD ATTITUDE” phylosophy, which becomes a foundation for EUROPA brand. It connects style with personality, quality concepts with intellect and understanding, conceptual retail design with sincere service and beautiful communication. We aim to connect shopping centre with personalities, people who strive to succeed in what they do, who seek classic values with a twist of modernity. Key stores: Marella, Coccinelle, Michael Kors, Suitsupply, Karen Millen, Stefanel, Max&Co, Weekend Max Mara, Pennyblack, Patrizia Pepe, Pierre Cardin, Baldessarini, Marc O’Polo, Samsonite, Strellson, Vapiano etc.

Getting Around

Vilnius Central Bus Station
9 locals recommend
Vilnius Bus Station
22 Sodų g.
9 locals recommend
Vilnius Central Bus Station
Vilnius Central Railway Station
6 locals recommend
Vilnius
22 Geležinkelio g.
6 locals recommend
Vilnius Central Railway Station
6km, 10min by taxi, 20min by public transport
6 locals recommend
Vilnius International Airport
10A
6 locals recommend
6km, 10min by taxi, 20min by public transport