Top Choice Museum in Vilnius

Museum of Genocide Victims

This former headquarters of the KGB (and before them the Gestapo, Polish occupiers and Tsarist judiciary) houses a museum dedicated to thousands of Lithuanians who were murdered, imprisoned or deported by the Soviet…
Top Choice Historic Building in Vilnius

Vilnius University

Founded in 1579 during the Counter-Reformation, Vilnius University was run by Jesuits for two centuries and became one of the greatest centres of Polish learning. It produced many notable scholars but was closed by …
Top Choice Statue in Vilnius


This landmark statue depicts the early unifier of the Lithuanian tribes in the mid-13th century and the country's first king.
Top Choice Museum in Vilnius

Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania

On a site that has been settled since at least the 4th century AD stands the latest in a procession of fortified palaces, repeatedly remodelled, extended, destroyed, and rebuilt over the centuries. What visitors now…
Top Choice Cemetery in Vilnius

Antakalnis Cemetery

One of Eastern Europe’s most beautiful graveyards lies in this leafy suburb, a short stroll east of the centre. Those killed by Soviet special forces on 13 January 1991 are buried here; a sculpture of the Madonna cr…
Historic Building in Vilnius

Gates of Dawn

The southern border of Old Town is marked by the last-standing of five portals that were once built into the city walls. A suitably grand way to enter one of the best-preserved sections of the Old Town, it's also th…
Museum in Vilnius

Museum of Applied Art

The Old Arsenal, built in the 16th century and restored in the 1980s, houses temporary exhibitions and a permanent collection showcasing 15th- to 19th-century Lithuanian sacred art. Many pieces were discovered in Vi…
Museum in Vilnius

National Museum of Lithuania

Building on the collections complied by the Museum of Antiquities since 1855, this splendid museum shows artefacts from Lithuanian life from Neolithic times to the 20th century. It has special collections devoted to…
Church in Vilnius

Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit

This pink-domed, 17th-century structure is Lithuania’s chief Russian Orthodox church. In a chamber at the foot of a flight of steps in front of the altar (their feet even peep out) lie the preserved bodies of three …
Church in Vilnius

St Casimir's Church

This striking church is the city’s oldest baroque place of worship. St Casimir’s dome and cross-shaped ground plan defined a new style for 17th-century churches when the Jesuits built it between 1604 and 1615. It wa…