The Town Hall is an inseparable symbol of the Vilnius city familiar to everyone. This building is special, as it is one of the three surviving historic city halls in Lithuania. The Town Hall was mentioned for the first time in 1503.
The first and the oldest Baroque church in Vilnius, which has Gothic and Renaissance elements. St. Casimir's Church of the Jesuits has its own unique history: its construction started in 1604; later the church was devastated by several fires and the passing centuries. Finally, in 1990, the church was returned to the Jesuits.
It is one of the most important historical and religious monuments in Vilnius. Gates of Dawn is a place for the chapel of Our Lady of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy. It has a painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated as miraculous and famous not only in Lithuania, but also in Poland and other culturally related countries.
The wall that once was a third of kilometre long, surrounded and defended the entire city of Vilnius. The features of the Barbican defensive wall tell legends of a basilisk who dwelled in it, and an underground tunnel leading to Vilnius and Trakai Castles.
The oldest and the largest Lithuanian University was founded in the sixteenth century. It has 16 buildings and 13 different sized courtyards. In the warm season you can admire the panorama of the capital city not only from the terrace of Šaltinių namai, but also from the tallest building in the Old Town – St. John's Church Belfry.
The impressive building radiates a massive inspirational aura. Your ears will be tickled and minds stimulated by the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, the Vilnius String Quartet, Čiurlionis Quartet and visitors from abroad as well as other Lithuanian cities.
At the very heart of Vilnius Old Town, you will find the Exhibition Palace built in Soviet times, currently the Contemporary Art Centre. It is the largest institution of its kind in the Baltic countries. This modernist building, specifically designed for art exhibitions, showcases the latest contemporary works of art by foreign and Lithuanian artists.
The palace of nobility, once owned by the Oginski family, became a cultural object open to the public. It hosts the National Youth Theatre offering contemporary drama forums, international projects and promotions linking music, art and theatre.
The exhibition has once decorated Vilnius Cathedral and currently is displayed in the Palace of Chodkevičiai. The exhibition of Vilnius Picture Gallery consists of historical interiors and 17 exhibiting halls offering its visitors various pieces of Lithuanian art from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.
In the very centre of Vilnius stands one of the oldest brick buildings surviving in the Town Hall Square – the house of the Small Guild and Masalskis – now hosts the museum house of painter Kazys Varnelis. The old buildings feature Gothic and Renaissance elements. You will see a plethora of highly valuable and authentic details of ancient architecture as well as various works of art.
Xcelsior Contemporary Design Gallery is a unique place in Vilnius, where you will find furniture designed by the most famous designers of the 20th and the 21st century, including the father of modernism of Le Corbusier, and perhaps the most famous American designer duo Charles & Ray Eames, modern design icons Philippe Starck and many other world-renowned artists.
The high fashion houses, famous around the world, are known as promoters of Italian sophistication. Max Mara is characterized by elegance, subtle experimentalism and special attention to fabrics and their quality.
Ramunė Piekautaitė is an exclusive Lithuanian designer with works featuring romanticism, sensuality and harmony of restrained luxury. The Designer’s clothes are distinguished by the synthesis of simplicity and luxury, revealing a unique modern touch on the catwalks of the Lithuanian fashion.
High perfumery and cosmetics shop, located next to the Town Hall Square. Crème de la Crème house with its conceptualism and exclusive interior becomes an inspiration far beyond the borders of Lithuania. Meet the very rare, refined creations of the perfume world from France, Italy, the Sultanate of Oman and other distant countries.
In the TOPS! shop go for a shopping spree of the shoes of high-fashion brands such as Giorgio Armani, Gianfranco Ferre, Micheal Kors, Sergio Rossi, Baldinini, Fabi, Fratelli Rossetti, Ralph Lauren, Bogner.
At Etmonų Street, the curiosity of cognac fans will be satisfied by the Cognac boutique. This is a unique home of French beverages, presenting world-famous and respected brands. A professional consultant will help you to navigate among the 800 types of cognac.
The modern interpretation of a French restaurant within a few steps from Šaltinių namai. The idea of Brasserie de Verres en Vers is to present what is best in France – Paris cafés, the soul of Le Marais, the character of Montmartre and the glow of Rue St. Honore.
Ti‘ana restaurant was opened in 2015 and the major highlights of its menu include the Italian cuisine. Your visits will be flavoured by the friendliest chef in Vilnius.
The Bubbles. Champagneria – the house of champagne enthusiasts in Vilnius. Here visitors can choose from nearly 60 different types of champagnes and nearly the same number of other sparkling wines. The Champagneria will greet you with a “friendly spirit”: it is the right place for you to come with colleagues after work, for a chat over a glass of wine, and for those who come here for a sip of aperitif before proceeding to a sumptuous dinner.
One of the oldest and most stylish restaurants in the Old Town of Vilnius, opened its doors 15 years ago. La Provence gives the priority to its kitchen: special attention to food quality and taste, Mediterranean dishes and professional service.
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Take the stairs to go down the hill, and find yourself at the Town Hall in the heart of the Old Town. No matter if you come here for business or to enjoy a cup of coffee. When everything is within reach, your day becomes more pleasurable.