Top 10 Attractions
Discover the Top 10 attractions in Vilnius with Irro Charter
Top 10 attractions in Vilnius with Irro Charter
Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is known for its baroque architecture, which is particularly evident in the medieval old town. However, the buildings on these partly cobblestone streets reflect different styles and times - from the neoclassical St. Stanislaus Cathedral to the Gothic Church of St. Anna. The 16th century Gate of Dawn, which houses an icon of the Virgin Mary, once provided access to the city. Even visiting Vilnius for just a few days gives the feeling that a short vacation has been granted in the near south.
Vilnius can be reached either by plane via Vilnius Airport (VNO). You can, of course, make your way through the city by public transport. However, if you would like to visit Vilnius in a more formal, comfortable and easy way, consider using our charter bus service. Irro Charter has been involved in the tour bus industry for over 40 years. As a family-owned bus company, our goal is to provide exceptional charter bus rental services customized to your itinerary needs.
If you want to travel with your group, then a charter bus from Irro Charter is the best way to get to Vilnius. Bus company by Irro Charter advises group managers to plan their time between visits wisely to handle itinerary points and to remain flexible for other tasks.
We welcome you to the top ten ideas on your next trip to Vilnius:
Ensemble of st Anne and Bernardine church at spring. Vilnius, Lithuania.
Uzupis RepublicThe Republic of Uzupe is one of the most bohemian places in Vilnius. The locals call it the heart of Vilnius. Initially, it was a very poor and even dangerous area, but poets, painters and musicians filled it with art and creativity, making it a respected and even prestigious area. It is an unusual place, because artists have declared their republic in the city center. Užupe has its own anthem, laws, president, as well as an army of 12 people. This will be the right place to start evening entertainment and relaxation in Vilnius.
Gediminas´ TowerThe stately Gediminas Tower is one of the most popular sights in the city. The foundations of the Gediminas Tower were laid as early as the 14th century. On the upper floors of the tower there is a small museum, where you can see various exhibits related to the history of the country. The tower is popular with tourists because it offers a beautiful view of Vilnius. Also, the steep climb to the tower is worth it - after a long drive you will be able to move your legs, going through the beautiful park and winding road on the hill.
Hill of Three CrossesThe Three Crosses were first erected in the 17th century on a hill where the castle once stood, but which was destroyed by the Crusaders in 1390. Legend has it that the first three crosses on the hill were built in memory of the Franciscans. In 1916, however, three massive concrete crosses were built there, which were destroyed by the Soviets in the 1950s, but the people always considered this place sacred. However, these crosses, which bask in the top of the mountain today, were restored in 1989, symbolizing the people's efforts to regain freedom. White crosses can be seen from almost anywhere in the center of Vilnius. However, to take a closer look, it is worth measuring the long way up the high mountain, going up the steep stairs. This mountain also offers a great panoramic view of the city.
Austra GateVilnius Old Town is full of wonderful churches and monasteries. Austra or Dawn Gate is one of the most beautiful shrines. Their origins can be traced back to the early 16th century. They are the only five original gates in the city that have survived to this day. Austras Gate is one of the most visited shrines in Vilnius. It has earned recognition and admiration not only in the immediate vicinity but also in the world. Copies of paintings of the Austrian Gate can be found in many churches.
Vilnius CathedralThe church of the Roman Catholic Church was built in the 13th - 15th century. The impressive cathedral is dedicated to St. Stanislaus and St. Vladislav. The cathedral has a special aura - untouched by time, the oldest fresco in Lithuania has been preserved in it, as well as the most significant bishops, nobles and dukes of their time are buried under the cathedral.
Gediminas Avenue and Cathedral square, Vilnius, Lithuania
Vilnius Book FairIf you come to visit Vilnius at the end of February, then it would be worth going to the largest book fair in the Baltics. It is an annual event that brings together all book enthusiasts, both those who read them and those who write books. In the market you can not only buy reading material for wet evenings, but also meet writers from near and far countries.
Presidents PalaceThe Presidential Palace, or rather the Presidential Palace and its park, are also admirable for taking the time to visit them. Every day at 6 pm you can watch the changing of the guards at the building, but there are also free tours, during which the guide allows you to see even the President's Office. Nearby is the historic Vilnius University, which surprises with its ancient nobility. The university library is especially beautiful, and you have to apply for it.
National Museum of LithuaniaThe National Museum of Lithuania is the most suitable place to see the historical and cultural heritage of Lithuania together. It is also the oldest museum in Lithuania and its origins can be traced back to 1855.
St. Anne's ChurchSt. Anne's Church enchants with its Gothic touch. This building has not changed for more than 500 years. Ancient legends say that Napoleon Bonaparte himself admired St. Anne's Church, saying that he would like to take it with him in his pocket - it is so delicate and nice. Today, the church has become a symbol of Vilnius.
Trakai Lake CastleThis majestic red brick castle is a symbol of Lithuania and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The castle is located about 25 kilometers from Vilnius, in the small town of Trakai. The red brick building is one of the most visited objects in Lithuania. It was built in the 15th century. Visiting the castle courtyards, premises and museum expositions allows you to feel the true medieval atmosphere. The museum consists of several rooms in the castle walls, where you can get acquainted with the living conditions of the ancient inhabitants of the castle, as well as various attributes of hunting and fighting. In summer, the lake is a great place to swim in crystal clear water. In winter, if the lake is frozen, it is used as a winter sailing area. However, it should be noted that there are almost only paid parking lots around the lake.
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