0.6 miles from downtown
Alternative and artsy. Naujamiestis is chock-full of funky artists’ studios and quirky bars. Set your alarm early, grab a cuppa from Coffee Inn and soak up the sunrise over the city. Browse for smart and wacky home-ware from Daiktu Viesbutis Gallery and, as night falls, head to the pubs of Svirduliu Aleja (literally “Tipsy Alley”) for a knees-up.
Places to stay from $11 a night
Vilnius Old Town
0.6 miles from downtown
Coffee and culture. The cobbled streets of the Old Town are lined with cute cafeterias and mesmeric museums. Spend a morning gazing at outlandish artworks at the Contemporary Art Centre, then tip your hat to Our Lady of Vilnius at the Gates of Dawn chapel. Grab a pulled pork burger from hipster hangout Keule Ruke or Belgian mussels from Rene.
Places to stay from $6 a night
0.8 miles from downtown
“The Republic of Užupis”. This district’s self-styled moniker says it all. This free-thinking haven of artists and liberals has its own constitution, laid out on a tablet on Paupio Street. One of the tenets is simply “everyone has the right to be happy”. With that in mind, saunter down to Užupio Kavinė Café for a lazy drink next to the trickling Vilnelė River.
Places to stay from $8 a night
1.4 miles from downtown
As the name suggests, Žvėrynas is very nice. This leafy area used to be aristocratic hunting land, and it still maintains both its lushness and its classy air. Stroll round Vingis Park (now without wild boars), stopping off to hunt for a beer at Vingio Istorijos. Finish off with a meal at Panama, where the garden is shaded with overhanging willows.
Places to stay from $27 a night
Famous for its rich history, lively nightlife and UNESCO-listed Old Town, the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius is bursting with things to see and do. From soaking up panoramic views from the Three Crosses Monument to wandering down the pretty cobbles of Pilies Street, there's plenty to interest all kinds of travellers.
Vilnius’ Old Town – otherwise known as Senamiestis – is one of the largest surviving medieval old towns in Europe, awash with historic buildings in a range of different styles. Here, you’ll find baroque and Gothic churches, palaces galore and the hilltop Gediminas' Tower which overlooks the entire city. Don't miss getting a photograph of the 16th-century Gates of Dawn – one of Lithuania's most important pilgrimage sites.
You can learn more about Lithuania’s wartime history in the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights – a site housed in a former KGB building which includes an exhibition of documents, photographs, maps and other items depicting the Sovietisation of the region in the 1940s. Other spots offering insights into the country’s history include the VVGŽM Tolerance Centre, the National Museum of Lithuania and the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania.
If you’re looking for a cutting-edge nightlife scene and tasty restaurants, then look no further than Vilnius. The city offers a plethora of entertainment options, from heavy metal dive bars to vast electronic clubs and everything in between.
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|Most popular time to visit||October-December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||€ 1 = $1.02|
|Average weekend price||$66 per night|
|Average weekday price||$54 per night|
|Average stay||1 night|
I liked the neighborhoods where skyscrapers meet the wooden country houses (Šnipiškes), the relaxed atmosphere of the touristic city center, and most of all, the cemetery in Užupis dating to the 18th century. The city buses could have serviced the center better, but at least they were frequent.
Beautiful city with so much history and iconic landmarks to see. The architecture throughout the old town is really pretty. Gediminas tower and hill of 3 crosses allows an amazing view of the Old town and riverbank, before exploring all the smaller city streets easily by foot. I would recommend the tour of the lukiskes prison and the crypts tour at the Cathedral Basilica. Great selection of restaurants , bars, activities to choose from , all reachable by foot (parking can get expensive and difficult to find) I spent 4 days in the city exploring which was enough time to touch the surface of what we could do, before travelling to Trakai which is worth the short drive for a history lesson on Lithuania, seeing the castle and spending a few hours on the lake
Coming from a neighboring country I expected similar stuff, just in a different language, however Vilnius did surprise me. It has that wonderful feeling of it being a small town, when it fact it is much larger than it seems. It is so incredibly green and filled with parks and hills, and up and down going streets, a good exercise, and a real rest for the tired mind. Old town balconies give it almost a Mediterranean feel, and the financial center area - a stark contrast to remind you of the progress and development that is foretold for this bustling, busy and quirky city.
We went for a short of prayer pilgrimage so it was perfect. Very clean city, nice people and really great food The only disappointing thing was where we stayed and the deceitful behavior of the property owner
Vilnius is an extremely Unique city. The old parts of town were built several centuries ago and are preserved perfectly with absolutely appropriate signs of age. The area of an original Vilnius University is enchanting. Everything is in a walking distance.
Amazing place, beautiful architecture, and city sightseeing. Highly underrated city!! I visited Trakai Castle, Gediminas Castle Tower, St. Anne's Church (only from Outside), Gates of Dawn, Vilnius Cathedral, Constitution of the Republic of Užupis, and many more other places. I ate at Mc D, which I found cheaper than Finland and Ireland. Also, I tried some bakery stuff which I found quite delicious,
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