Vilnius is the capital and the largest city of Lithuania, with a population of approximately 543,000 as of 2015. Vilnius is rich in history and culture, freely blending the ancient and modern aspects. It is also the fastest growing capital in the Baltic states, both politically and economically.
Vilnius contains many scenic places. First and foremost, The Old Town of Vilnius is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It displays a wide variety of architecture styles – gothic, renaissance, baroque, classicism and even post-modernism – all coming together in one, marvellous heritage, where none of the buildings look out of place.
But Vilnius does not end with the Old Town. You can get lost in the labyrinth of the streets of up-and-coming Railway Station area and self-proclaimed artist republic of Užupis. You can take in the panoramic view of the city from the Hill of Three Crosses or the Palace of Gediminas, the Grand Duke of Lithuania. Also, you can gaze upon the city from the bird’s eye view as you fly over it in a hot air balloon.
Full of spectacular views Vilnius is also a hub of entertainment and culture. A friendly and thriving network of museums, art galleries, bookstores, theatres, cinemas, bars, cafes, clubs, concert halls, shopping centres and other social places offers lots of fun activities for a low cost, where everyone can find something for themselves. It comes as no surprise that Vilnius is one of the most visited cities of Eastern Europe! It has many attractive features and the only way to discover them all is to visit.