Bell Tower of Vilnius Cathedral

Bell Tower of Vilnius Cathedral

Bell Tower of Vilnius Cathedral
4.5
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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The history of one of the oldest and highest towers in Vilnius Old Town goes back to 13th century. In the 16th century the defensive tower was converted into the Cathedral's bell tower and acquired its present appearance in the 19th century. The bell tower contains functioning bells and the earliest surviving clock mechanism in Lithuania. Come, count the steps (that are steep, narrow and impressive) and enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Vilnius! And if you're up for something magnificent, pop by at 5 p.m. to hear the big bells toll around you!
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Nikoll M
Bratislava, Slovakia99 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
I gotta say this is easily the worst sightseeing tower I’ve ever been to. Not because of the sight (Vilnius is a nice city) but simply because there’s NET all around and it’s impossible to take a nice picture of the city. There was only ONE small window you could open and there was no net so at least they gave us that. I’m not even talking bout the entry fee. I paid 10€ (1 adult = 5€). I’m the last person to complain about ticket prices when I’m traveling but this was a fail really. Do yourself a favor and skip.
Written February 6, 2020
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mrskrun
Larvik, Norway4,342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
I am impressed with the Bell Tower of Vilnius Cathedral. The exterior and interior of the tower are impressive. We paid €12 for 2 persons and explored the tower starting from the lower level and climbed up. It’s worth to visit this place.
Written April 18, 2023
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Neesh
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We got there perfectly in time for their 6 pm bells tolling, purely by chance. The staff informed us that the bells were about to start in 2 minutes and we can catch them if we hurried (re: climbing all the way to the top). Beautiful tower, with multiple levels and a different experience at every level, not to forget great views in all directions. Watching the bells toll from a higher vantage point was a great experience!
Written February 11, 2020
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Olli M
Helsinki, Finland22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Solo
A very engaging place to visit next to the Cathedral. You first see a short video about the history of the belfry, and then you climb up and see it for yourself. There were also a modern art installation and some carillon bells you can try hitting with a mallet. The old bell mechanism is not in use, and instead there is an automatic modern system at the top. The stairs were steep, so not recommended for people with a fear of heights.
Written July 15, 2024
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Tatsiana
Key West, FL6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Beautiful experience. Opted to climb the bell tower after the tour of the crypts was a no-go since there were not enough people. However, the bell tower is very beautiful. The climb is quite steep so keep it in mind.
Written November 9, 2023
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Tim H
Northampton, UK280 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is a tough climb to the top with some very steep and narrow stairs so make sure you are up to it before starting out as its one way up and down. If you can do it its well worth it for the city views and of the Square and castle too. The history and the bells are fascinating too
Written January 1, 2020
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NYU62
Tucson, AZ18,248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
There are two bell towers in close proximity in Vilnius. One is by the University (that one has an elevator to the fourth level), and this one by the Cathedral. In the 13th century, this tower was part of the defensive wall around Vilnius. Since then, it has gone through numerous restorations, and after the latest one (2014), it was re-opened to the public. It is over 170 feet tall, and one of the oldest and tallest towers of the Old Town.

We only made it through the front entrance, as once we glimpsed those stairs into the belfry, we knew we would have a real problem climbing up, and climbing down. There is a sort of Visitor Center in this "lobby" of the belfry. You can get or buy guides and information. There is also an exhibit of historic pictures of the reconstruction of the Belfry and the Cathedral.
Written July 23, 2016
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Henry D
East Texas, PA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Men... i fall in love with this tower... I was feeling so tiny on top... almost bring me tears... Vilnius... i love you.. Best regard. Henry
Written November 6, 2018
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PatMurff
Ballymoney, UK631 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We visited the Cathedral bell tower and it is a great fun place to go. To be fair it is slightly challenging to those who might not like heights too much. But there are various levels on the way up and you can go as far as the bells without too much exposure to fearsome heights.
It is really worth it for the views you get in all directions of wonderful old town Vilnius.
We were there at twelve midday when the bells ring. It is quite an experience to be beside the bells when they peal. They are not deafingly loud but they certainly get your attention!
A nice place to visit and a lovely gentle stroll from the Old Town Square.
Written November 8, 2018
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Manfromdublin12
Dublin, Ireland167 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Nice tower to view during your visit to the square. Nothing special but it is pretty with an odd bulge at the bottom.
Written August 9, 2020
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