Vilnius Historic Centre

Panorama of Vilnius Old Town

Vilnius Old Town – an example of a city formation of immense cultural and historic value – 1994 inscribed into  UNESCO World Heritage List  for two criteria: Vilnius as the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania 13-18 c. played an important role in the whole region: Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Poland; Vilnius is the most easterly city of the Central Europe, subject to a strong influence  of Eastern and Western  European cultures, a typical example of medieval street  patterns with valuable monuments of Gothic, Renaissance, Classical and Baroque architecture. With its surviving essential features of urban development, the Old Town is the most valuable part of the historic, urban and architectural heritage of Vilnius, the most important in the State of Lithuania. Its cultural values symbolise both the rich history of the country and the rebirth of its independent statehood.


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