Vilnius is a multicultural city, with big communities of Polish, Russian or Belorussian inhabitants. Every second house on the Old Town has an information saying that someone important of these orgins used to live/work here. There’s a strong multicultural vibe in the city but still the Old Town feels familiar and cosy, perfect for strolling down and wander around calmly, for exploring it peacefully.
The best place to admire the Old Town with its red roofs and numerous beautiful baroque churches is from one of the surrounding hills. They’re all worth a hike up to the top as the view is simply breathtaking. I can spend way too much time, just staring at the city below, it’s so pretty!
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I know a lot of people prefer other nearby cities over Vilnius and well, it’s true, Tallinn is much more beautiful. But I would never cross off Lithuanian capital! It might be not as beautiful as its neighbours but it definitely has some charm and hides a lot of history. Since 1994 Vilnius’ Old Town has been on UNESCO World Heritage List and it’s definitely there for a reason!
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