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Vilnius Private Tour: Uzhupis City Walking Tour
"Although Uzhupis (Užupis) is a vital neighbourhood in Vilnius City it beats to the rhythm of its own drum. As this neighbourhood is separated by a river from the old town it's name hails from a literal phrase “beyond the river” pronounced ‘Uzhupis’. Back in the day Uzhupis used to be a drowsy even rough neighbourhood but today it's an artists paradise and bohemian Vilnius getaway often compared to Montmartre in Paris or Kristiania in Copenhagen. Through the initiative of some Uzhupis residents
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Day Tour around Vilnius city and Trakai Castle
"Tour starts by discovering Vilnius old town: from classical Town Hall the small church of St. Anna - a gem of Gothic architecture old Vilnius University central Cathedral square. Then move to ""another"" republic of Lithuania - Uzupis area with its Angel and unique constitution. Church of St. Peter and Paul - one of the most beautiful catholic Church also be visited on the tour. After that you explore Vilnius surroundings - unique geological monument - Puckoriai exposure with its enchantin authentic Exile Memorial which reminds the painful part of Lithuanian history. Besides you visit literary Markuciai Manor
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Vilnius Private Tour: Uzhupis City Walking Tour
"Although Uzhupis (Užupis) is a vital neighbourhood in Vilnius City it beats to the rhythm of its own drum. As this neighbourhood is separated by a river from the old town it's name hails from a literal phrase “beyond the river” pronounced ‘Uzhupis’. Back in the day Uzhupis used to be a drowsy even rough neighbourhood but today it's an artists paradise and bohemian Vilnius getaway often compared to Montmartre in Paris or Kristiania in Copenhagen. Through the initiative of some Uzhupis residents
From EUR11.00

Artilery Bastion - Vilnius Defensive Wall Tips (7)

Bastion of artillery

When cannon was invented, bastion of artillery was biult in Vilnius. In beginning of XVII constructions ended. Built mostly for defend of Sweden and Russian armies. Later, when other nations occupied Lithuania, there was a storehouse, covered with 12m of soil, there people grew up their vegetables and so on. Here is a part of defensive walls too. Now is reconstructed, there - museum of guns.
One side of Boksto (Tower's) street surrounds a bastion of artillery and Vilnius defensive wall, another side - old town's houses.

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Raimix
Dec 16, 2008

The Bastion

A short walk or as an alternative an even quicker ride up the new funicular brings you up to the small mound where the city’s modest castle nestles. The original 13th century fortifications have been modified throughout the centuries and now the castle also houses a museum. From here one has splendid views over the entire city of Vilnius.

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MikeAtSea
Apr 07, 2008

Artilery Bastion of Vilnius Defensive Wall

The Artilery Bastion dates back to the 1600s and was originally part of the defensive wall designed to protect Vilnius from the Swedes and Russians. It was rebuilt in the 1980s and now houses a small museum. Sitting on the wall appears to be a favorite pasttime for young couples. The setting, however, is quiet and peaceful, and the view is worth a look.

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dek516
Mar 02, 2008

Artillery Bastion

Legend has it that within the depths of the Artillery Bastion lurked the Vilnius Basilisk a creature whose single gaze could turn people to stone. This role now appears to be undertaken by Vilnius museum officials but don’t let that put you off. For those light on pocket the outside walls of the Bastion are a good place to hang out with your mates imbibe some beer and watch the sun go down.

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Nov 11, 2007
 
 
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The Bastion

This is a popular spot for young people to come in the evening for a stroll. From here you have a nice view too.

This part of the defensive wall dates back to the early 17th century. After destruction it was rebuilt in 1986. This military Renaissance architecture now contains a museum.

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yumyum
Jun 24, 2007

BASTION OF THE CITY WALL

I wasn't looking for the Bastion and to be honest I didn't even know of it, when one day during my walk I came across to it. I don't know whether you can actually visit the Bastion, I just walked to the hill behind it and had a great view over it. Two sections of the wall with loopholes have survived. It consists of the original tower of the city wall, a canon room and a corridor connecting it with the tower. It was designed in the 17th century and partly destroyed during the 1655-61 war with Moscow. During the First and Second World Wars it was used as a hideout and a depot.

The vaults of the Bastion are associated with a legend about the basilisk of Vilnius, a dragon whose look used to turn people into stone, the basilisk itself turned into stone on seeing its mirror reflection.

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Sininen
Feb 25, 2006

Artillery Bastion

The bastion was built in the 17th century to defend Vilnius from the attacks of the Swedes and Russians.
During the years was also used as an orphanage (in the 19th century), and later even as a rubbish dump!
The legend says that it was once home of a Basilisk, a creature who had the power to turn people into stone with his gaze!
Now it's just a nice place where to spend some quiet moments in Summer, maybe at the sunset lying on the grass.
There is also a museum inside the Bastion.

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"Vilnius - City of Churches"
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Things to Do Near Vilnius

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Church of Sts Peter and Paul

This church is away from the centre in the Antakalnis district of town. It can easily be combined with a visit to Antakalnis Cemetery and is reachable on foot or by tram. The church dates from 1668...
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Russian Orthodox Church of the Blessed Mother of God

This church seems to have two names: the Church of Holy Mother, and the...
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Rasos Cemetery

Rossa Cemetery (Pol. Cmentarz na Rossie) is an old cemetery in Vilnius. Since Vilnius used to be a center of Polish culture, there are a lot of Polish famous people, including heart of Pilsudski,...
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Museum of Applied Arts and Design

I parked my car on small (UNLIMITED TIME and FREE) parking lot located by the Museum of Applied Art (Taikomosios Dailes Muziejus) so the museum was my first target in Vilnius. THE BUILDING The Museum...
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Church of Sts John

The Church of St John is an architectural designed monument of late baroque period. The church is integrated with Vilnius University and the church bell tower makes the structures the highest point in...
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Vilnius Picture Gallery

In early December,I visited the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum which I consider a tribute to the Jewish people who lived in Vilnius and Lithuania in the good times and of course,the horrific...
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Boksto st. 20/18

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