Vilnius

Fast facts about Lithuania

  • European Union membership: since 2004
  • Official language: Lithuanian, with English and Russian widely spoken
  • Currency: Euro €
  • Country dialing code: 00370 or +370
  • Emergency number: 112

Vilnius

Vilnius is the Capital of Lithuania located in the center of Europe which is both contemporary and ancient, rich in architecture, historical monuments, culture heritage, thematic festivals and entertainments. Vilnius is the fastest growing capital in the Baltic States, aspiring to become the most attractive political, business and culture center between Lithuania neighbor countries. 

There are many picturesque places to see in Vilnius. To begin with, the Old Town is one of the largest ancient heritages in Eastern Europe (UNESCO World Heritage). Its buildings were erected in different centuries so an impressive ensemble of various architectural styles, like gothic, renaissance, baroque, classicism and even post-modernism, is composed.

Must see spots in Vilnius:

  • Vilnius Cathedral Square
  • The Vilnius Cathedral
  • The Bell Tower
  • Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania
  • Monument for the Grand Duke of Lithuania Gediminas
  • The majestic Gediminas castle
  • A hill of Three Crosses

The busiest and most visited areas are the Gediminas avenue, Pilies and Didžioji streets and the charismatic so called Republic of Užupis. 

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Hosted by

Institute of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
Vilnius University

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