Located in the Southeast of Lithuania at the geographical point of the Neris and Vilnia Rivers, Vilnius is the property of, and greatest built-up in, the rustic. As of 2005, the urban center had a population of 553,904.

At 1.4 piazza miles (3.6 km sq.), Vilnius includes one of the biggest old towns in Europe. There are virtually 1,500 buildings in the old town, and although the borough is widely regarded as a Baroque city, the edifice encompasses Gothic, Renaissance and some other styles as recovered as Baroque.

Three locations to be on the face out for when you drop by Vilnius are:

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1. Gediminas Tower - This is the with the sole purpose enduring bit of the Vilnius Castle complex (Lithuanian: Vilniaus piliu kompleksas or Vilniaus pilys), environs of which day of the month hindmost to 1409. Gediminas Tower is a totally by a long way a motif of Vilnius and the Lithuanian nation, someone delineate on the political unit currency, mentioned in many flag-waving poems, and songs, and having been the site in 1988 wherever the Lithuanian banner was elevated during the previous stages of the new self-government fight.

2. Cathedral Square (Lithuanian: Katedros aikste) - Like Gediminas Tower, Cathedral Square is besides massively noticeably a badge of Lithuania. The base camp is as well a undemanding site for motorway fairs, parades, concerts, etc.

3. Vilnius TV Tower (Lithuanian: Vilniaus televizijos bokstas) - This distinctive tower, erect 1071 feet (326.5 meters) statuesque is the tallest creation in Lithuania. It was at this piece of land that 14 defenseless civilians gone astray their lives, and almost 700 more injured, when they well-tried to preclude the Soviet armed forces small stuff take over of the battlement (in an have a go to overwhelm the Lithuanian individualism activity) January 13th 1991. Today within is a deposit to these trial on the flooring flooring of the tower, and the "Pauksciu takas" (Lithuanian for "Milky Way") coffee bar on gyrating close watch deck, 520 feet (160 meters) above base horizontal. Additionally, for braver souls, rope jumps are easy to the masses from the roof of the supervision deck!

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