Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, has a charming little old town with Baroque buildings, courtyards, churches and cobbled-stone streets.

My favorite part of the visit was simply wandering down the narrow alleys and exploring the courtyards and churches. Vilnius has a mixture of Gothic, Baroque and Neoclassical churches, with the bulk of them being Catholic and some being Orthodox Christian.

I also climbed up Gedominas Hill, which contains the remains of the Upper Castle and has a superb view of the old town. Furthermore, I enjoyed Vilnius University, with its Baroque courtyards.

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