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I already had the idea of visiting Vilnius on my first trip through the Baltics in July 2002, but cancelled the Lithuania part as I was busy enough with Estonia and Latvia at that time. In August 2006 I eventually made my way to Lithuania for the first time.
In August 2011 I returned to Vilnius for my second visit of the city. This time Vilnius was both the starting and ending point of a fabulous trip to Belarus.
Vilnius has a population of about 580.000 people and is situated at the Neris river. To give you a good idea of the town I found these two facts interesting: The old town is said to be Eastern Europe's biggest old town, also Vilnius is the largest Baroque city north of the Alps.
The town is home to innumerable churches of all kind of religious and architectural styles. But Vilnius doesn't only offer churches but also other fascinating sights. Among them are the bohemian and alternative district of Uzupis and the impressive Museum of Genocide Victims.
"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."
--- Charles A. Beard ---
- Pros:Numerous churches of various denominations.
- Cons:Too many scaffoldings.
- In a nutshell:The capital of Lithuania - city of churches.
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