There are cities in Europe that are bright, shiny and noisy, and there are such as Vilnius – at first glance modest, inconspicuous, but with a special atmosphere, an interesting history and their own secrets. The tourist route here is not limited to a small area of the traditional Old Town. It leads further – to the bohemian district of Uzhupis, to the fortress of the heyday of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and magnificent Baroque churches.
Vilnius was a thriving city already in the XV-XVI centuries. Markets were noisy here, missionaries of Catholic orders preached, and princes carried out state affairs. Many architectural monuments have been preserved since those times, and each of them can tell its own unique story.