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Address: Katedros aikste 1, Vilnius, Lithuania
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A small and somewhat conspicuous place. You would miss it if you weren't looking but is important for the Baltic states and well worth finding if you're visiting the Cathedral... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small and somewhat conspicuous place. You would miss it if you weren't looking but is important for the Baltic states and well worth finding if you're visiting the Cathedral. It's the place where a continuous human chain stretching across the three Baltic states in protest against Soviet occupation occurred. Interesting feature to see but only for a minute or... More 

Thank Paul72UK
McKinney, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tile is very small and plain but represents an enormous event which started here or ended here, depending on who you are or where you are from. The square in the Cathedral Square is at the point of one end of the Baltic Way, the human chain of more than 2 million people who locked arms from Tallinn, Estonia... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This is where the long line of people holding hands ended. If you make a wish on this spot, the is is said that it will come true. So, why not give it a try?

Thank Dajoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

It is really nice to know the history behind what is important for the people of a city. In this case, this square represent an event that took place on August 23rd , 1989 when the Baltic Chain took place. It was a peaceful demonstration and this square represents where it started.

Thank GHarycki
Vilnius, Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Well, at least you can try. Believe it or not, the "Wish" actually works, at least worked for me several times. :) It is situated right in from of the Cathedral, just try it out, cost you nothing, you never know it can work for you, you just need to think about the wish you really really want and turn... More 

Thank Denis S
United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Set in the square by the Bell Tower. Spin for luck as you stand on the words. Need to be observant as it is quite small.

Thank Billythefish1
Turnersville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This tail is located between the cathedral and the tower. It is believed it has miraculous powers. Step on the tile and make a wish while you turn around clockwise 3 times and your wish will be conceded. It was one of the ends of a human chain formed in 1989 going from Vilnius to Tallinn to protest against the... More 

Thank Drjaba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Make a wish and spin around. A very popular attraction which adds a bit of fun.A very easy to find and a must whilst In Vilnius

Thank Jameshxcmofo
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Its a nice square containing the main site. It is also the location of the X'mas market and the beautiful X'mas tree.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

The square is very open allowing for a very nice view of a number of monuments of Vilnius - the palace of the Gran Dukes of Lithuania, the Cathedral and the Bastion that is a Vilnius landmark. Definetely worth the short walk.

Thank zepedro99

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