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  2. Vilnius - Wikipedia

    Once widely known as Yerushalayim D'Lita(the "Jerusalem of Lithuania"), Vilnius, since the 18th century, was a world centre for Torahstudy, and had a large Jewish population. A major scholar of Judaism and Kabbalahcentred in Vilnius was the famous Rabbi Eliyahu Kremer, also known as the Vilna Gaon.

  3. Vilnius travel - Lonely Planet | Lithuania, Europe

    There is a dreamy quality to Vilnius (vil-nyus), especially in the golden glow of a midsummer evening. Lithuania's capital has an Old Town of rare authenticity: marvellously intact, its pebbly streets are lined with weather-worn period buildings that hide cafes, boutiques and dainty guesthouses.

  4. Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, contains one of the largest surviving medieval quarters in Europe. Included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Old Town contains almost two thousand medieval, gothic, renaissance, and baroque buildings, all centered on the neo-classical cathedral and town hall.

  5. Vilnius, Russian Vilnyus, Polish Wilno, Russian (formerly) Vilna, city, capital of Lithuania, at the confluence of the Neris (Russian Viliya) and Vilnia rivers. Vilnius: old town section A settlement existed on the site in the 10th century, and the first documentary reference to it dates from 1128.

  6. THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Vilnius - Tripadvisor

    The best day trips from Vilnius according to Tripadvisor travelers are: Full-Day The Hill of Crosses Tour from Vilnius; Small-Group Sightseeing Tour to Paneriai Memorial Park and Trakai Castle; Three Capitals of Lithuania Trakai Kernave Vilnius; Private day tour from Vilnius to Belarus (Grodno)

  7. Reasons to visit Vilnius: 8 things to do in Lithuania's capital

    Lithuania’s capital city has been quietly charming tourists for years, drawing in visitors with the largest baroque Old Town in eastern Europe, then wowing them with an offbeat elegance, a complex history and a cultural scene that's uniquely Lithuanian. Vilnius under-promises and over-delivers.

  8. The largest city in Lithuania is full of small cafes, charming shops, restaurants, art, and history. We had a fantastic time exploring and can’t wait to return one day. It’s full of exciting activities and sights. Follow our footsteps and some of these great things to do in Vilnius.

  9. History of Vilnius - Wikipedia

    Vilnius was the head of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania right until 1795, even during the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. The city has changed hands many times between Imperial and Soviet Russia, Napoleonic France, Imperial and Nazi Germany, Interwar Poland, and Lithuania.

  10. Vilnius | Lithuania Travel Guide | Rough Guides

    Plan your visit to Vilnius, Lithuania: find out where to go and what to do in Vilnius with Rough Guides. Read about itineraries, activities, places to stay and travel essentials and get inspiration from the blog in the best guide to Vilnius.

  11. Vilnius is one of the greenest capitals in Europe, (Hugsi, 2023). Vilnius is the number one dynamically developing city in CEE region.