The final station of our baltic tour
Vilnius was our final destination of our baltic-tour. But there was no reason for being sad, because we were encouraged, and waited for a lot of new impressions and adventures for the remaining days.
Our journey was started in Riga, continued in Tallinn, and “here we are” in Vilnius.
The city centre could be reached by bus called 3G, or by train, but it departs at very various times, you have to be a bit careful and search for the train in advance.
We stayed in an apartment in the suburban area. To our surprise, we figured out later that the Chernobyl series were captured just right here. If you search for the Apartament 90 keywords at the booking.com, you could also stay here.
Vilnius is the capital city of Lithuania. It is situated at the south-east part of the country, where the rivers Neris and Vilnia meets, quite close to Belarus.
Our first impression of the downtown was that the city is a little bit hectic. In one hand, in the centre, the historical, old town welcomes us. On the other hand, some steps from the old town, we arrive immediately into a very modern business centre, covered by skyscrapers.
What to visit in Vilnius, if you have two days to spend here?
At first: have an abundant walk in the city centre to discover the historical buildings and streets. Then, you have to visit the Medininkai Castle, one of the most popular sights of the city. You can take some impressions about the history of the capital, what kind of functions had the Castle in the past, and if you go up to the top of the castle, you’ll see the amazing view of Vilnius.
Another worht-to-visit place are the prominent monument of Three Crosses, the shore of the Neris river, and a great walk in the Gediminas avenue.
Vilnius is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vilnius, and has been home to an Eastern Orthodox Christian presence since the 13th century. For this reason, here can be found several historical churches and cathedrals. One of the main sights is: Cathedral Basilica of St Stanislaus and St Ladislaus of Vilnius
Apart from these exceptional sights there is a place in Vilnius, where you have the right to be happy, where you have the right to be unhappy, to be loved or not to be loved. Užupis is quite small and isolated independent state in the heart of Vilnius.
It has around 7.000 citizen, nearly 1.000 of which are artists.
Where to eat – drink?
We recommend the Etno Dvaras restaurant, which is situated in the middle of the old town. Local, traditional tastes.
For a beer, try the Nisha craft beer bar. There are a lot of Lithuanian unique craft beer, from also Estonia.
For sweets, try the Crustum bakery.
But be aware, alcohol selling is restricted from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday to Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays!