Jewish Community of Lithuania


Social and administrative centre of the resurgent Litvak (Lithuanian Jewish) community.

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1. Frank Zappa Memorial

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West of Vilniaus gatvė, rock 'n’ roll legend Frank Zappa is immortalised in a bronze bust atop a 4.2m-high stainless-steel pole. It was the world’s first…

2. Radvilos Palace

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This 17th-century palazzo houses the foreign fine-arts section of the Lithuanian Art Museum.

3. Holocaust Exhibition


The 'Green House' exhibits the unvarnished truth behind the destruction of Lithuania's once-vibrant Jewish community, the Litvaks. The displays – mostly…

4. St Catherine's Church

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This twin-towered 18th-century church, rich with baroque and Rococo detail, was once part of a Benedictine monastery. Damaged in WWII and used for storage…

5. Theatre, Music & Cinema Museum

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Artefacts of Lithuanian song, stage and screen are the stars of this museum. Three centuries of notable instruments – including the pūslinė (a primitive…

6. Three Muses

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Striking a theatrical pose atop the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre is the Three Muses statue. The unusual black-robed figures (representing drama,…

7. Church of Our Lady of the Assumption


Dubbed ‘Sands Church’ after the quarter in which it stands, this 15th-century Franciscan church has a varied history – it was a hospital for the French…

8. MO Museum

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Opened in October 2018, this assemblage of contemporary Lithuanian art and photography is the country's first private museum. An orderly union of sharp…