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Address: Katedros aikste 1, Vilnius, Lithuania
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Important little tile

This tile might easily be missed if you don't know to look for it. But it's an important part of history and actually means 'miracle'. It marks the southern part of the human... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Tartu, Estonia
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Tartu, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This tile might easily be missed if you don't know to look for it. But it's an important part of history and actually means 'miracle'. It marks the southern part of the human chain going through the capitals of the Baltics - Estonia, Riga and Vilnius. If you find it, you should spin yourself around for three times and make... More 

Thank Diana_Voru
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tile at end/beginning of two-million-person human chain to demand Soviets leave Baltics, 8/23/1989, months before Berlin Wall fell, is embedded in the concrete square between Vilnius Cathedral and the Cathedral Bell Tower (the round medieval-appearing tower just outside the main entrance). Depending upon perspective, it is located at either the end (Vilnius?) or the beginning (Tallinn, Estonia?) of the... More 

Thank DeanMurphy2020
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, it is just a tile amid the thousands that cover the ground at Cathedral square. It represents a unique moment in the history of the three Baltic countries. And the fun part is finding it! PS: TripAdvisor asks me if I would recommend this to "shopping fanatics". Well, maybe if they are so crazy about shopping that they would... More 

Thank R_TheReader
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 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 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

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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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.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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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 

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