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Some 46 percent of Vilnius is designated green space: parks, squares, and forests.
© State Department of Tourism

Green and picturesque Vilnius

Vilnius' Old Town—one of Northern Europe's largest old towns to survive from the Middle Ages—is stunning and full of history. Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1994, it features an array of architecture styles: Gothic, Renaissance, Classical, and Baroque.

Southern architecture beneath the northern sky is what makes Vilnius unforgettable. The centre is filled with open spaces and public squares. Vilnius is one of the greenest cities in Europe—46 percent is dedicated to green space: parks, squares, and forests. From these spots, you'll experience breathtaking views and picturesque lakes where locals go to enjoy a relaxing dip.

Two rivers, the Vilnia and the Nėris, run through the heart of the city. The city’s main river, the Nėris, has pathways alongside its banks—a popular place for locals to stroll in warm weather. Even in winter, Vilnius glistens with natural beauty.

The Church of St. Francis and St. Bernard is in the Old Town. It is an important example of Gothic architecture in Lithuania. - © www.vilnius-tourism.lt
The Church of St. Francis and St. Bernard is in the Old Town. It is an important example of Gothic architecture in Lithuania. - © www.vilnius-tourism.lt

Lithuanians have a powerful bond with nature. Maybe it stems from their pagan roots. After all, Lithuania was the last country in Europe to convert to Christianity. Dried flowers decorate restaurants, hotels, and shops throughout winter, while the pleasure of spending every waking moment outdoors and eating al fresco is an obsession in the summer.

The Bernardinai Garden is located in the centre of the city on the right bank of the Vilnia River between the Gediminas Tower and Bernardine Monastery. – © Laimonas Ciūnys
The Bernardinai Garden is located in the centre of the city on the right bank of the Vilnia River between the Gediminas Tower and Bernardine Monastery. – © Laimonas Ciūnys

Visit

Green and picturesque Vilnius

Hours

Gediminas Tower:
The access to the territory of The Gediminas Hill and Gediminas Castle Tower is temporarily closed due to repair works.

Pricing

Gediminas Tower:
Adults: € 5
Students, retired persons: € 2