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City Guide Vilnius, Lithuania

Visiting Vilnius

Founded in the 14th century by Lithuanian Prince Gediminas, the capital of Lithuania is quickly becoming one of the most popular cities in Eastern Europe for backpackers travelling around that part of the continent. Its friendly locals and warm atmosphere ensures you will want to return soon after your first visit.

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Vilnius City Reviews

  • 90%

    midlifewanderlust1965

    Vilnius

    Out of the three capitals in the Baltic states I was told that Vilnius would be the one that leave the least favourable impression. I could see why, however that does not take away from the beauty of Vilnius. If you like churches then it is the city for you. There are dozens to visit. The free walking tours was excellent. Took you to the places of interest. Set aside at least three hours for the Museum of Genocide Victims. It is thought provoking.

    Insider Tip:Take the bus out of the city and visit Trakai Castles and the surrouding area. It is simply beautiful.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Underrated City.

    Vilnius has a very attractive old town and it is extremely walkable. The bars, restaurants, and cafés offer very good value for money. The old town in Vilnius is definitely worth a visit.

    Insider Tip:Climb the hill to the old citadel and see a great view of the city. Spectacular views from up on the hill and it's only about a 20 minute walk or less.

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    Vilnius

    Beautiful city that is surrounded by forests and therefore is nicely integrated in nature. It offers several interesting museums for those who are interested in the history of occupation of Lithuania and the cuisine is also very good here.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Interesting place

    Lots to see here, but not quite as charming as the other Baltic capitals. People are a bit colder, and there's a bit more "grit" than say Tallinn or Riga. That said I'm glad I added it to my itinerary, but would return to both RIga and Tallinn before coming back to Vilnius.

    Insider Tip:Make the trek to the castle at the top of the hill. The views are well worth the aching legs.

  • 60%

    eduardolazzarotto5752

    Very nice!

    Cheap, cheap and cheap. Good clubs, good food and nice people. A lot better than other eastern European destinations that are packed with drunk tourists (Prague, Riga, etc). Worth spending a weekend in Vilnius and a couple of days in the countryside.

    Insider Tip:Try the forest bath, awesome experience. :)

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