Vilnius Old Town

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Vilnius Old Town
UNESCO World Heritage Site
LocationVilnius, Lithuania Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates54°41′N 25°17′E / 54.68°N 25.28°E / 54.68; 25.28
Area1,912 ha (205,800,000 sq ft)
CriteriaCultural: (ii), (iv) Edit this on Wikidata
Inscription1994 (18th Session)
Vilnius Old Town is located in Lithuania
Vilnius Old Town
Location of Vilnius Old Town

The Old Town of Vilnius (Lithuanian: Vilniaus senamiestis) is the historic part of the city of Vilnius, Lithuania. It is one of the largest and most beautiful medieval old towns in Europe.[1] It has an area of 3.59 square kilometres (887 acres). The settlement became a town in the early 13th century.[2] The old town is marked by narrow streets, old churches, museums and flower-decorated courtyards.[3]

The central squares in the Old Town are the Cathedral Square and the Town Hall Square. In 1994 the Vilnius Old Town was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.[3]

Landmarks[change | change source]

There are more monuments of interest in the Old Town than in any other part of Vilnius; they include:

Palaces[change | change source]

Vilnius Old Town

Religious monuments[change | change source]

Other places of interest[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Howard Jarvis; Neil Taylor, Vilnius with Kaunas (Chalfont St. Peter: Bradt, 2005), p. 108
  2. "Vilnius Historic Centre". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Unique Old Town of Vilnius". Lietuvos Respublikos Vyriausybė. Retrieved 31 January 2015.