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Sightseeing in Vilnius County

Historic Site
“Dating from the 13th century, the castle was rebuilt by Grand Duke Vytautas after a major fire in 1419. By the early 1600s it was being used as a prison for disobedient members of the ruling classes, but during the chaotic 17th-century Russian occupation the towers and defensive walls were almost completely destroyed, with partial restoration work only beginning in 1930. Inside the tower are models of the structure as it appeared in the 14th and 18th centuries, plus other bits and pieces on its history. The views from the top are worth the visit alone.”
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Monument / Landmark
“The Gate of Dawn (Lithuanian: Aušros vartai), or Sharp Gate (Polish: Ostra Brama, Belarusian: Вострая Брама, Russian: Острая брама) is a city gate in Vilnius and one of the most important religious, historical and cultural monuments.The Chapel in the Gate of Dawn contains an icon of The Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of Mercy, said to have miraculous powers. For centuries the picture has been one of the symbols of the city and an object of veneration for both Roman Catholic and Orthodox inhabitants. Thousands of votive offerings adorn the walls and many pilgrims from neighboring countries come to pray in front of the beloved painting. ”
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“Vilnius city area which is being famous of unique old buildings and micro cultrure. Locals calls this area as separate republic. There mostly lives artists and other creative people:) I always enjoy this place.”
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Historic Site
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“local Supermarket "IKI" next house. working from 7:00 in the morning up to 23:00 in the evening. Buy and prepare in Your own kitchen.”
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Historic Site
Tourist Information Center
“This is the closest tourist information center where a lot of free of charge information as well as advice is provided. ”
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“Have you ever saw a Contitution of which includes main everyones priorities? I have no doubts that you will find this Consitution as the best document in all the world! Just a small advice - take a short stop and find it written in your own language.”
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Historic Site
“Sapieha Palace (Lithuanian: Sapiegų rūmai, Polish: Pałac Sapiehów w Wilnie) is a High Baroque palace in Sapiegos str., Antakalnis district of Vilnius, Lithuania. It is the only surviving of several palaces formerly belonging to the Sapieha family in the city. The palace, ordered by Polish prince and Great Hetman of Lithuania Jan Kazimierz Sapieha the Younger was built in Baroque style in 1691-1697 in the place of former wooden mansion of Lew Sapieha (who died here in 1633). The palace was designed by Giovanni Pietro Perti and decorated with frescos by Michelangelo Palloni. ”
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