Guidebook for Vilnius

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Guidebook for Vilnius

Food Scene

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.
18 locals recommend
Belmontas
18 locals recommend
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.

Drinks & Nightlife

24 locals recommend
Meat Lovers Pub
8 Liejyklos g.
24 locals recommend
Tucked away in a little alley off Stiklių Street is every beer lover’s dream, a cozy beer cellar with an amazing selection of Lithuanian beer. The selection is so big and varied we had a difficult time making decisions.
15 locals recommend
Bambalyne
7 Stiklių g.
15 locals recommend
Tucked away in a little alley off Stiklių Street is every beer lover’s dream, a cozy beer cellar with an amazing selection of Lithuanian beer. The selection is so big and varied we had a difficult time making decisions.

Sightseeing

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“.
155 locals recommend
St. Anne's Church
8 Maironio g.
155 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“.
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.
101 locals recommend
Vilnius Cathedral
Šventaragio gatvė
101 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 wall with the artworks mounted on it is situated in the by-street, which stretches in a broken manner and branches off Pilies Street in the direction of the St. Michael the Archangel Church direction. There were quite a few bookstores and antiquary shops here in the 19th century, and that’s where the name of the street – Literatu (meaning “writers” or “authors”) – originates from.
18 locals recommend
Literatų gatvė
Literatų gatvė
18 locals recommend
The wall with the artworks mounted on it is situated in the by-street, which stretches in a broken manner and branches off Pilies Street in the direction of the St. Michael the Archangel Church direction. There were quite a few bookstores and antiquary shops here in the 19th century, and that’s where the name of the street – Literatu (meaning “writers” or “authors”) – originates from.
The Gates of Dawn is one of the most visited shrines in Vilnius that is famous not only in Lithuania but also abroad, worshipped by the representatives of other creeds too. This is the only surviving gate of the first original five gates in the city wall that was built between 1503 and 1522. The gates were first mentioned in 1514. At first the Gates of Dawn were called the Medininkai Gate, as it is on the road to Medininkai, in Polish Ostra Brama, the “Sharp Gate” because they were in the southern end of the city, which was called the Sharp. Later, due to the cult of the Virgin Mary they could be related to the sunrise, dawn.
Gate of Dawn
The Gates of Dawn is one of the most visited shrines in Vilnius that is famous not only in Lithuania but also abroad, worshipped by the representatives of other creeds too. This is the only surviving gate of the first original five gates in the city wall that was built between 1503 and 1522. The gates were first mentioned in 1514. At first the Gates of Dawn were called the Medininkai Gate, as it is on the road to Medininkai, in Polish Ostra Brama, the “Sharp Gate” because they were in the southern end of the city, which was called the Sharp. Later, due to the cult of the Virgin Mary they could be related to the sunrise, dawn.
Perched atop a hill overlooking the Old Town is one of Vilnius’ most prominent monuments, the Three Crosses. According to legend, three wooden crosses were erected on the hill in the early 17th Century to mark the place where a group of monks was killed some centuries before. The wooden crosses were replaced in the early 1900s with a concrete monument, which was subsequently removed by the Soviets and eventually rebuilt in 1989 as a symbol of Lithuania’s resistance to the Soviet occupation. The monument stands on one of several hills in Kalnu Park in the city center. It’s a nice walk to the top, a little exertion is required, but the view of the city is well worth it. At one of the entran
121 locals recommend
Three Crosses
121 locals recommend
Perched atop a hill overlooking the Old Town is one of Vilnius’ most prominent monuments, the Three Crosses. According to legend, three wooden crosses were erected on the hill in the early 17th Century to mark the place where a group of monks was killed some centuries before. The wooden crosses were replaced in the early 1900s with a concrete monument, which was subsequently removed by the Soviets and eventually rebuilt in 1989 as a symbol of Lithuania’s resistance to the Soviet occupation. The monument stands on one of several hills in Kalnu Park in the city center. It’s a nice walk to the top, a little exertion is required, but the view of the city is well worth it. At one of the entran

Parks & Nature

Big park in the city. You can rent bike, roller skates , long board and etc. Vingis Park is situated on a bend of the Neris River and covers an area of 160 hectares. In the 15th–16th century, it belonged to the Radvila (Radziwill) family, and later it belonged to Bishop Ignas Masalskis. Even later it was owned by Vilnius Governor General Leontij Beningsen, who built an elaborate summer house in the pine forest. In 1919, after the re-establishment of Vilnius University, a botanical garden was located on the grounds of the former manor of Vingis Park. In the 20th century, the garden was severely damaged by both a flood and by war. The major part of the recreated garden was moved elsewhere.
161 locals recommend
Vingis Park
161 locals recommend
Big park in the city. You can rent bike, roller skates , long board and etc. Vingis Park is situated on a bend of the Neris River and covers an area of 160 hectares. In the 15th–16th century, it belonged to the Radvila (Radziwill) family, and later it belonged to Bishop Ignas Masalskis. Even later it was owned by Vilnius Governor General Leontij Beningsen, who built an elaborate summer house in the pine forest. In 1919, after the re-establishment of Vilnius University, a botanical garden was located on the grounds of the former manor of Vingis Park. In the 20th century, the garden was severely damaged by both a flood and by war. The major part of the recreated garden was moved elsewhere.

Arts & Culture

National Gallery of Art
Konstitucijos prospektas 22
22 Konstitucijos prospektas
National Gallery of Art
Juškus Gallery is the first private gallery of professional art in Lithuania. Juškus gallery has been established by Stasys Juškus in 1990.
Juškus Gallery
8 M. K. Čiurlionio gatvė
Juškus Gallery is the first private gallery of professional art in Lithuania. Juškus gallery has been established by Stasys Juškus in 1990.

Shopping

161 locals recommend
AKROPOLIS Vilnius
25 Ozo g.
161 locals recommend
Since its establishment, Gariunai is the main trading area in Lithuania for small sized merchants, manufacturers, tailors, knitters and craftsmen.
8 locals recommend
Gariūnai Market
8 locals recommend
Since its establishment, Gariunai is the main trading area in Lithuania for small sized merchants, manufacturers, tailors, knitters and craftsmen.