TV Tower

Tower in Vilnius

It’s hard to miss the 326m TV tower on the city’s western horizon. This tall needle symbolises Lithuania’s strength of spirit: on 13 January 1991 the Soviet army killed 12 pro-Independence resisters here, with Lithuanian TV continuing to broadcast until troops burst through the tower door. There are memorials to the slain near the tower, and a revolving restaurant and observation deck, the Milky Way, at 165m.