Located in the Southeast of Lithuania at the meeting of the Neris and Vilnia Rivers, Vilnius is the income of, and greatest built-up in, the territorial division. As of 2005, the city had a population of 553,904.

At 1.4 mall miles (3.6 km sq.), Vilnius includes one of the greatest old towns in Europe. There are most 1,500 buildings in the old town, and although the city is wide regarded as a Baroque city, the architecture encompasses Gothic, Renaissance and another styles as well as Baroque.

Three locations to be on the stare out for when you call on Vilnius are:

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1. Gediminas Tower - This is the simply enduring component of the Vilnius Castle intricate (Lithuanian: Vilniaus piliu kompleksas or Vilniaus pilys), surroundings of which day backmost to 1409. Gediminas Tower is a markedly some a image of Vilnius and the Lithuanian nation, anyone represented on the national currency, mentioned in many loyal poems, and songs, and having been the scene in 1988 wherever the Lithuanian flag was up during the impulsive stages of the moderne freedom change.

2. Cathedral Square (Lithuanian: Katedros aikste) - Like Gediminas Tower, Cathedral Square is too unbelievably a great deal a signal of Lithuania. The site is too a best-selling entity for dual carriageway fairs, parades, concerts, etc.

3. Vilnius TV Tower (Lithuanian: Vilniaus televizijos bokstas) - This typical tower, reputation 1071 feet (326.5 meters) statuesque is the tallest creation in Lithuania. It was at this land site that 14 barehanded civilians gone their lives, and around 700 more than injured, when they tested to disqualify the Soviet field of study small stuff normalize of the steeple (in an activity to stifle the Lithuanian self-sufficiency operation) January 13th 1991. Today in attendance is a repository to these dealings on the bottom flooring of the tower, and the "Pauksciu takas" (Lithuanian for "Milky Way") coffee bar on revolving measure deck, 520 feet (160 meters) above floorboards even. Additionally, for braver souls, bungee jumps are free to the semipublic from the protective cover of the measurement deck!

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