Things to do
Vilnius boasts the largest Baroque old town in Europe. Enter through the last surviving city gates, the Gate of Dawn, and stroll through a twisting maze of cobbled streets lined with ornate houses and historic churches. Or you could visit the beautiful Choral Synagogue – a poignant reminder of the city’s populous pre-war Jewish community.
ART & CULTURE
Vilnius is renowned as the artistic hotspot of the Baltic States. Stumble across open-air artworks dotted in parks and squares around the city, or wander through the sculpture garden at Panevezys Art Gallery. View vivid modern works at the Contemporary Art Centre, or beautiful historic artefacts at the National Museum of Lithuania.
FOOD & DRINK
A recent resurgence of interest in traditional Lithuanian culture means Vilnius has no shortage of places to dine on authentic local dishes. Try delicious koldunai dumplings – a warming dish perfect for winter evenings. Wash them down with eastern European beer in a welcoming tavern, or head out to a chic cocktail bar.