West of Jasinskio gatvė across the Neris River is this kenessa, a traditional Karaite (sect of Turkic Jews) prayer house, built in 1911. It's one of three kenessas surviving in Lithuania.

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2. Parliament House

0.27 MILES

This squat, unlovely Soviet-built 'palace', home to the Lithuanian Seimas (Parliament), was the scene of a historic standoff. On 13 January 1991…

3. 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…

4. Vilnius Flower Market

0.66 MILES

If you're ever invited to a Lithuanian home, this always-open Vilnius institution can supply the perfect token of thanks. Haggling expected.

5. Romanov Church

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Formally known as the Orthodox Church of St Michael and St Constantine, this church, with its swelling onion domes and ornate interior, was built to mark…

6. Vingis Park


At the western end of Čiurlionio gatvė is the wooded Vingis Park, surrounded on three sides by the Neris. The park has a large open-air amphitheatre used…

7. Holocaust Exhibition

0.85 MILES

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

8. Frank Zappa Memorial

0.91 MILES

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…