Located in the Southeast of Lithuania at the geographic point of the Neris and Vilnia Rivers, Vilnius is the superior of, and biggest town in, the territorial division. As of 2005, the urban had a population of 553,904.

At 1.4 square miles (3.6 km sq.), Vilnius includes one of the large old towns in Europe. There are nearly 1,500 buildings in the old town, and tho' the metropolitan is widely regarded as a Baroque city, the architecture encompasses Gothic, Renaissance and else styles as all right as Baroque.

Three locations to be on the form out for when you coming together Vilnius are:

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1. Gediminas Tower - This is the one and only left over member of the Vilnius Castle tortuous (Lithuanian: Vilniaus piliu kompleksas or Vilniaus pilys), environs of which twenty-four hours spinal column to 1409. Gediminas Tower is a severely more than a image of Vilnius and the Lithuanian nation, person delineate on the national currency, mentioned in many xenophobic poems, and songs, and having been the parcel in 1988 wherever the Lithuanian bunting was raised during the precipitate stages of the current independency drive.

2. Cathedral Square (Lithuanian: Katedros aikste) - Like Gediminas Tower, Cathedral Square is as well incredibly more a signaling of Lithuania. The locality is likewise a best-selling site for thoroughfare fairs, parades, concerts, etc.

3. Vilnius TV Tower (Lithuanian: Vilniaus televizijos bokstas) - This typical tower, vertical 1071 feet (326.5 meters) big is the tallest place in Lithuania. It was at this piece of ground that 14 unarmed civilians wasted their lives, and in the region of 700 more than injured, when they tried to bar the Soviet bailiwick seizing hog of the construction (in an undertake to inhibit the Lithuanian uniqueness change) January 13th 1991. Today in that is a museum to these actions on the soil horizontal surface of the tower, and the "Pauksciu takas" (Lithuanian for "Milky Way") eating place on spiralling inspection deck, 520 feet (160 meters) above bottom plane. Additionally, for braver souls, rope jumps are untaken to the local from the protection of the measuring deck!

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