"The old town in... a forest" Top 5 Page for this destination Gediminas castle Tip by matcrazy1

Gediminas castle, Vilnius: 65 reviews and 122 photos

by matcrazy1

Look southwards at the old town from the top of the Gediminas Tower. Haha, looking at this direction, I would never guess that Vilnius population is over 550,000. The old town streches from the Gediminas (castle) Hill on the north far to the south.

From the above, the old town looked like placed inside a forest, at least in May - the most green month there. Well, that's partly right. Vilnius or rather its older part was surrounded by many parks and green areas but not the Soviet-style suburbs full of huge apartments buildings.

Address: Arsenalo gatve 5, Vilnius
Directions: On the top of the Gediminas Hill. It was difficult to get there by funicular: read my Warnings Or Dangers tip "No direction signs to funicular!!!" here.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 31, 2004
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