You must have already heard about Vilnius – the largest city in Lithuania and its capital at the same time. It’s historical, charming, interesting, and magical. It can make you fall in love from the first sight. There are many guides that will provide you with the best ideas and routes. Here is the list of must-do things in Vilnius. Try them out. You won’t regret it.
- Climb up to the top of Gediminas’ Tower
The best way to get acquainted with the city is to look at it from a bird’s eye view. Climbing at the top, you’ll admire the beautiful Vilnius from a tower that used to be a part of wooden fortifications. All history lovers will enjoy it. If you aren’t into history, you’ll still be fascinated by the city view and legends that encurtain the tower.
- Feel the spirit of the Republic of Uzupis
After having a look at the whole city, you should make a dive into some of its neighborhoods. Start with Uzupis. Many people suggest that it looks like Montmarte. Here you will see many interesting buildings, art projects, sculptures, galleries, and cafes. As it’s stated in Uzupis Constitution, everyone has the right to be happy. So be happy in this small world that lives in Vilnius.
- Buy some jewellery for your family and friends
What souvenirs can be better than jewellery made from natural Baltic amber? If you enjoy shopping, you’ll love bargaining with pitchmen on the charming streets of Vilnius or choosing elegant accessories in fancy shops. Happy shopping!
- Watch the changing guards at the Presidential Palace
There are many great places to visit in Vilnius Old Town. The Presidential Palace is one of them. Beside the breath-taking architecture, you’ll enjoy watching the changing of the guards.
- Visit one of the Old Handicraft Shops on Pilies street
There you will find our more about traditional Vilnius handicrafts. You will also watch masters working on their projects. There are many workshops that may interest you. It’s a great possibility to come home not only with good memories but also with new skills.
- Taste such traditional dishes as Cepelinai and Kibinai
Taste Cepelinai and you’ll love Vilnius even more. This dish is similar to dumplings. Traditional Cepelinai are made from grated potatoes and stuffed with ground meat. Yummy! You should also taste Kibinai, traditional pastries stuffed with mutton and onion. You’ll find the best Kibinai in Trakai, the city located in 28 km from Vilnius.
- Discover 33 different kinds of clay bricks in the facade of St. Anne’s Cathedral
As a landmark included into the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites, St. Anne’s Church is definitely worth seeing. You’ll be impressed by the combination of Gothic architecture and the Baroque style of the interior. There is one more interesting fact. The church was built from 33 different types of clay bricks. Have a look at them!
8. Enjoy the stunning Vilnius look by taking a boat ride down the river Neris
If you have already looked at the city from the Gediminas’ Tower, you should also look at Vilnius from the inside. A boat ride down the river Neris is a great romantic and relaxing experience. It’s a perfect way to look at the city without its architectural charm. Enjoy the natural vibes.
- Find a sculpture of an oversized egg in Vilnius Old Town
Here is a hint for you. This egg is connected with the Angel of Uzupis. However, it’s not in Uzupis anymore. Stroll around the Old Town. Have a look at the stunning architecture. Listen to street musicians. Visit several shops. You’ll soon notice an oversized egg on a nest of real twigs. Isn’t that cool?
10. Become a basketball fan of the Lithuanian favorite team Žalgiris
When you carry out all the previous tasks, you’ll definitely fall in love with Vilnius. There is only one step left on your way to becoming a real Lithuanian. You should become a fan of BC Žalgiris. All sport fans will like watching the games of this victorious team.
Here are 10 things you should do in Vilnius. They will definitely make your trip exciting. Moreover, you’ll bring home many memories, souvenirs, and new skills. Welcome to Vilnius!