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Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania
This is a reproduction of an original building dating back to the 15th century that for four centuries served as the political and cultural centre of...
Gediminas Castle & Museum
Dating from the 13th century, the castle was rebuilt by Grand Duke Vytautas after a major fire in 1419. By the early 1600s it was being used as a...
Out of town
Joneikiškės, 10km north of Vilnius
Founded in 1991 by Lithuanian sculptor Gintaras Karosas, this wildly varied and recommended countryside excursion brings together some big names in...
Lithuanian Culinary History Museum
Located in the Old Town, the Museum of Lithuanian Culinary Heritage is the first museum of its kind in the country – and in neighbouring countries –...
Adomas Mickevičius Museum
The great Romantic poet Adam Mickiewicz wrote his masterpiece Pan Tadeusz with its opening lines, "Oh Lithuania, my country, thou art like good...
Šv. Mykolo 8
Although not officially a museum this two-storey ode to amber offers explanations in English, German and Lithuanian about the formation, colour,...
Rather awkward to find hidden away inside a courtyard opposite the funicular station, this often overlooked collection of clothing, documents and...
Bastion of the Vilnius Defensive Wall
Recently patched up and polished, perhaps a little too tastefully, the Bastion is one of the last surviving parts of the city's old defences...
Church Heritage Museum
Šv. Mykolo 9
Founded in October 2005 by the Archbishop of Vilnius, Audrys Juozas Bačkis, and moved to the splendour of the former 17th-century St. Michael's...
Genocide Victims' Museum
The sign outside reads that between 1940 and 1991 this building housed the representative institutions of the NKVD and KGB, and, accordingly, the...
Granary Museum of Rural Life & Lithuanian Palms
Opened on January 9, 2000 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the local folk troupe Cicha Nowinka and housed inside a former post-WWII library in...
House of Signatories
In the shaky days of 1918, neither peace in Europe nor Lithuanian independence looked certain. But on February 16 of that year, a group of...
Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Centre
Legendary filmmaker Jonas Mekas, famous for documenting the New York arts scene of the 1960s and 1970s and friend of Lennon, Ono and Warhol, gave his...
Kazys Varnelis Museum
The amazing thing about this gallery, available to tour by appointment only, is the juxtaposition between centuries-old antiques and the dizzying...
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