Three Muses


Striking a theatrical pose atop the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre is the Three Muses statue. The unusual black-robed figures (representing drama, comedy and tragedy) hide behind gold masks and loom over an audience of happy-snapping tourists.

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1. Cathedral Bell Tower

0.14 MILES

Climb the creaky stairs into the free-standing belfry of Vilnius Cathedral, once part of the city's 13th-century defences. Towering 57m high, it's one of…

2. Cathedral Square

0.15 MILES

Katedros aikštė buzzes with local life. In the 19th century markets and fairs were held here and a moat ran around what is now the square’s perimeter so…

3. Vilnius Cathedral

0.17 MILES

Stately Vilnius Cathedral, divorced from its freestanding belfry, is a national symbol and the city's most instantly recognisable building. Known in full…

6. Radvilos Palace

0.22 MILES

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

8. Presidential Palace

0.23 MILES

The Bishops of Vilnius’ Palace in the 16th century, this classical edifice now houses the president and chancellery. It gained its current Russian empire…