Vilnius County

Vilnius

Highly recommended
Vilnius
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Highly recommended
Lying in the east of the country and with around 550 000 inhabitants, Vilnius is Lithuania's capital and a showcase for its architectural heritage, bearing witness to a tumultuous past yet looking to the future. The city's iconic Baroque buildings share the limelight with trendy shops, history museums and art exhibitions, and lively quarters (in part animated by its population of around 25 000 students), that contrast with the terrible void left by the extermination of its Jewish community.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Vilnius

Church of St Anne Church of St Anne
Church of St Anne
Vilnius
1:00
Ausros Vartu Street Ausros Vartu Street
Ausros Vartu Street
Vilnius
1:00
Cathedral Square Cathedral Square
Cathedral Square
Vilnius
0:30
Vilnius Cathedral Vilnius Cathedral
Vilnius Cathedral
Vilnius
0:30
Antakalnis Cemetrey
Antakalnis Cemetrey
Lyglaukiai
0:30
National Museum - Archaeological Exhibition
National Museum - Archaeological Exhibition
Vilnius
2:00

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Lithuania: the colours of Vilnius

With its sinuous, medieval layout, Baroque architecture and multicoloured facades, Vilnius has plenty of allure. Still searching for its identity, the Lithuania’s capital has survived the grim hours of Nazism and Soviet oppression.
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