Vilnius Walking Tour
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Vilnius, Lithuania|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Beginning at Hotel (convenient time for you)|
|RETURN TIME||After 2,5 hours|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, walking boots.|
10:00 AM: Start
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM:Walking tour
• The Cathedral of St. Stanislav and St. Vladislav is the most important place of worship for the country‘s Catholics and the venue for the main Christian, folk and national festivities. In 1922, the Cathedral was granted the title basilica (meaning „royal“). This is the highest church category awarded by the Pope only to very special churches.
• A Gediminas’ Tower – an observation deck on the top of the tower is the best place from which to appreciate a magnificent panorama of Vilnius.
• Užupis is sometimes compared to Monmartre in Paris or Christiania in Copenhagen. Užupis is a “republic” of artists. It has its own anthem, constitution, president, bishop, two churches, one of the oldest graveyards in Vilnius (Bernardine Cemetery), seven bridges, and a guardian (the bronze angel of Užupis). The constitution of the Republic of Užupis is displayed on a fence at the beginning of Paupio Street.
• The Gates of Dawn is one of the most visited shrines in Vilnius that is famous not only in Lithuania but also abroad, worshipped by the representatives of other creeds too. This is the only surviving gate of the first original five gates in the city wall that was built between 1503 and 1522.