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Visiting Vilnius

From its Frank Zappa statue to its ornate baroque Old Town, Vilnius is a city that defies classification. Pick up a flag from the bohemian Uzupis District (they declared themselves unofficially independent in 1998) or dig into hot skilandis sausage at a traditional restaurant.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Vilnius. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Vilnius flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo. ... Read More
From its Frank Zappa statue to its ornate baroque Old Town, Vilnius is a city that defies classification. Pick up a flag from the bohemian Uzupis District (they declared themselves unofficially independent in 1998) or dig into hot skilandis sausage at a traditional restaurant.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Vilnius. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Vilnius flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Vilnius

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The Uzupis Republic: Civically Sanctioned Separatists

Written by Owen Lipsett on 10 Jan, 2005

You may want to exercise caution in making your way to the Hill Park, a wooded recreation area that is Vilnius’s second-finest vantage point after Gediminas Hill, whose 91 meter summit is crowned with three gigantic white crosses. It’s not because these monuments, erected…Read More


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Old Town Vilnius' Three Finest Churches

Written by Owen Lipsett on 10 Jan, 2005

While it’s hard to find an uninteresting building in Vilnius’ sprawling Baroque Old Town, if you only have limited time in the city, your visit will be incomparably richer if you visit these three churches. All are open to the public on Mondays, when…Read More


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Vilnius: Whose Fatherland?

Written by Owen Lipsett on 10 Jan, 2005

Although the Lithuanian State Jewish Museum and National Museum of Lithuania hint at elements Vilnius’ multiethnic past, I have yet to encounter a guidebook or a museum that presented it in an a straightforward or narrative manner. Consequently, I hope this humble contribution may…Read More


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A walk along Gediminio Prospektas

Written by marif on 12 Apr, 2004

Don't expect to feel Old Town charm; neither should you expect to see historical buildings and wonderful architecture. Yet walking along Gediminio prospektas gives visitors the opportunity to taste the city's administrative and commercial centre and feel the pulse of the Lithuanian people away from…Read More


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A first impression of the Old Town

Written by marif on 08 Apr, 2004

The narrow streets, cobbled alleys, and walkways of the Old Town can best be discovered and explored on foot. A 1km walk starting from Ausros Vartai, the only remaining Old Town gate to the end of Pilies gatve gives you a good orientation of the…Read More


My Favourite City!

Written by dangaroo on 13 Jan, 2009

Vilnius is my favourite city in Europe, I absolutely love the place. I lived there for a few months, 4 years ago and still regularly go back. In fact, I'm returning this weekend. What is it I like about Vilnius? Everything! The city itself is…Read More


A brief historic tour in Lithuania

Written by marif on 12 Apr, 2004

Lithuania's National Day which falls on the 6th July commemorates the coronation of Lithuania's former ruler Mindaugas. This period of history which reached its climax in 1253 is considered to be the time when the state of Lithuania was born. In the last two decades of…Read More


Getting to Vilnius from Riga

Written by raycarstairs on 22 Jan, 2003

Although the distance from Riga to Vilnius is, by European standards, a stones throw, the reality is that it is a fairly major undertaking. After much deliberation we decided that the overnight train was the best option and would allow us to catch some Zzz's.....or…Read More


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Wonderful Experience

Written by Jasminee on 06 Jan, 2011

I can honestly say - Vilnius is one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe. And it was so beautiful to fly over it. Old Town from above is wonderful. I was enchanted by its beauty. My flight was incredible! I was flying with this…Read More


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