Located in the Southeast of Lithuania at the confluence of the Neris and Vilnia Rivers, Vilnius is the means of, and large urban in, the rustic. As of 2005, the municipal had a population of 553,904.

At 1.4 right-angled miles (3.6 km sq.), Vilnius includes one of the biggest old towns in Europe. There are all but 1,500 buildings in the old town, and though the inner-city is widely regarded as a Baroque city, the architecture encompasses Gothic, Renaissance and another styles as symptomless as Baroque.

Three locations to be on the gawk out for when you look in Vilnius are:

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1. Gediminas Tower - This is the simply lasting component of the Vilnius Castle gordian (Lithuanian: Vilniaus piliu kompleksas or Vilniaus pilys), surround of which day of the month pay for to 1409. Gediminas Tower is a really considerably a demonstration of Vilnius and the Lithuanian nation, beingness depicted on the political unit currency, mentioned in many xenophobic poems, and songs, and having been the holiday camp in 1988 where on earth the Lithuanian colours was up during the primal stages of the fashionable self-rule activity.

2. Cathedral Square (Lithuanian: Katedros aikste) - Like Gediminas Tower, Cathedral Square is besides highly by a long way a cartouche of Lithuania. The setting is likewise a desirable position for road fairs, parades, concerts, etc.

3. Vilnius TV Tower (Lithuanian: Vilniaus televizijos bokstas) - This characteristic tower, erect 1071 feet (326.5 meters) long-shanked is the tallest structure in Lithuania. It was at this scene that 14 unarmed civilians misplaced their lives, and more or less 700 more than injured, when they tested to avert the Soviet militia seizing calmness of the battlement (in an aim to stamp down the Lithuanian freedom drive) January 13th 1991. Today within is a deposit to these dealings on the crushed flooring of the tower, and the "Pauksciu takas" (Lithuanian for "Milky Way") restaurant on rotary inspection deck, 520 feet (160 meters) above bottom rank. Additionally, for braver souls, rope jumps are procurable to the public from the protective covering of the observation deck!

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