Vilnius University is the largest and oldest university in Lithuania.
It was founded in 1579 by King of Poland Stefan Batory.
Don’t miss the beautiful buildings of the University, while visiting Vilnius!
In Vilnius, besides the obvious attractions, you’ll find lots of interesting places.
Just take a long walk and discover charming streets with colorful houses.
If you get tired, have a brake in one of many parks or gardens. 🙂
Vilnius is known as a Baroque city.
It makes sense, however you’ll find there examples of other styles, like Gothic, Renaissance, and classicism.
I’ll show you a few more pictures from Vilnius to convince you that Lithuanian capital is really worth visiting.
To prove my words, I have to mention that the Old Town of Vilnius is listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. And Vilnius was the European Capital of Culture in 2009.
The beautiful city of Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania.
For many tourists, Vilnius is an entering place for visiting Lithuania. Well, I can only say it’s a very good choice. 🙂
Lithuania is a member of the European Union, Schengen Agreement, NATO, and a member of the Eurozone (check coins where you’re in Lithuania).
Today, a short historical information.
Maybe, I write about it, because I’m Polish; well, the reason good like any other. 😉
For over 200 years, Lithuania and Poland were very close as a two-state union called the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
There are many storks in Poland, thus I chose for today’s post, a picture with a stork (taken in Lithuania). 🙂
Lithuanian is the official language in Lithuania. I believe many people still understand Russian and Polish; as well as English (among the younger generation).
I speak Polish and didn’t have so many problems understating people in Lithuania; some of them were even speaking perfect Polish.
But for example, in Latvia, I didn’t understand anything.
Baltic Sea, Lithuania
Lithuania is one of the three
Baltic states (Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania).
So, Lithuania is located by the Baltic Sea, in this way it’s also bordered by Sweden and Denmark.
Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania, is a small country in East-Northern Europe.
Lithuania is bordered by Belarus, Latvia, Poland, and Russian Kaliningrad Oblast.