Vilnius Cathedral Square

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Vilnius Cathedral Square
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Urius
Vilnius, Lithuania778 contributions
The place we all know, and been so many times as residents yet never ceases to impress. The large square is designed to show where the old structures existed. The red stones represent those spots. During Christmas time a market springs up around the tree, growing more impressive and comprehensive every year. From meager beginnings, it has become a lovely Christmas market, if not enormous. The wind coming off those flat stones can be brutal though, so best avoid on the worst days.
Written December 22, 2020
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Md2012
Chisinau, Moldova294 contributions
Business
With its six columns and three figures adorning the top, this cathedral is an instantly recognizable sight. Is considered the most important place for Catholics in Lithuania. Vilnius Bell Tower in the Cathedral Square, with its bells and the clock, make you feel all the history and mystery behind. Vilnius Cathedral Square has much more hidden secrets and mysterious history than we know today. And you can feel it everywhere - starting from the Bell Tower and mysterious crypts and ending with the stunning views of Vilnius Cathedral.
Written April 6, 2020
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Baross
Spikkestad, Norway1,713 contributions
This square in Vilnius is so beautiful that the half can be enough.

The cathedral and the clock tower alone is so nice.

Clean place.

You feel safe

Not to much people there overcrowded is not my favourite.

Benches You can relax on.

Wlak into the amusement park.

Up to Tower up in the hill or a start point for nature trip.

Restaurants close to the place.

National museum a few meter away.

You dont go to Vilnius and not visit this place then You will be sad home.
Written August 4, 2022
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Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad4,582 contributions
Solo
The UNESCO protected square and city. This square is the main focal point of the beautiful city.

For the holidays it was most beautiful with the loveliest Christmas tree. There was also a Christmas fair/market on site.

The Cathedral square features most prominently the Bell Tower and the Cathedral, the Dukes museum is to the side.

Opposite the square the hop on hop off bus could have been see and the red Christmas train.
It's a lovely square and a must-see attraction.
Written June 23, 2020
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Knut Steinarsen
Nynashamn, Sweden7 contributions
Business
Nice Old town even if winter time no snow.
You must be there and walk around. Great view day and night time. First time in Vilnius myself, recommended everyone who visit this nice part of old town.
Written February 27, 2020
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Alinamummy
St. Petersburg, Russia219 contributions
Family
The best place to be in Vilnius if you are visiting between 1 December and 7 January is on the main square of the Old Town, where the biggest Christmas market in Vilnius takes place. It’s full of holiday spirit with stalls offering mulled wine and snacks, as well as nice gifts and souvenirs from local artists. One can also visit the Basilica of the Vilnius Cathedral located on the square for the Christmas Eve Mass.
Written February 9, 2019
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Hawk470
Baltimore, MD2,545 contributions
From the Cathedral, you can spend the day taking several historically important and fascinating sites; each with their own special attractions.

The iconic cathedral itself is quite beautiful and, as the most important place of worship for Lithuanian Catholics, its religious significance adds gravity to its beauty.

Climbing the steep stone and wooden steps of the Vilnius Bell Tower across the square from the cathedral through its intriguingly intricate structural elements, takes you up to breathtaking 360-degree views.

In the square, you can stand on the “freedom footprints” which commemorate the human chain from Vilnius through Riga to Tallinn when the Baltic states declared their independence from the Soviet Union. They say that if you stand on the stone and turn three times, your wish will come true. I’m not sure who “they” are, but its worth a shot (and fun for your travelling companions to watch).

From the square, a short walk takes you to the ruins of Vilnius Castle and Gediminas Tower with its overview of Lithuanian history, ancient arms and armor, and sensational views.

And from there, a longer walk, but still a walk, takes you up the Hill of the Three Crosses, the symbol of the city and whose history in some ways echoes the ebbs and flows of Lithuanian oppression and freedom. It offers a spectacular panorama view from the base of the crosses.

By themselves, these sites make for a fulfilling, but pretty relaxed day of sightseeing. You can certainly add other nearby sites if you want to pack in even more, such as the Cathedral’s crypts and the National Museum. Either way, you will enjoy yourself immensely.
Written April 7, 2020
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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ7,759 contributions
Solo
Cathedral Square is the focal point of Old Town. It is a very beautiful area. Highlights include the Cathedral itself, the Bell Tower & the Palace of the Grand Duchy. Good view of the Western Tower from here. There are dozens of shops and restaurants in the adjoining side streets of Old Town.
Written February 23, 2018
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,154 contributions
Friends
For sure you are going to see this square when you are in Vilnius! The building is impressive, however from inside the church is not so astonishing. The parks nearby are also worth checking !
Written October 10, 2021
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Manfromdublin12
Dublin, Ireland163 contributions
Well worth a visit to enjoy the ambiance of this lovely open and airy square. Lovely cafes on the periphery to sit and enjoy.
Written August 9, 2020
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