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Monuments of Vilnius (Self Guided), Vilnius

If you are interested in the different kinds of monuments a city has to offer, than Vilnius is a fantastic destination due to its rich history and heritage. The city features such famous monuments as the Frank Zappa Statue, Gediminas Monument, Uzupis Angel Statue, and many more.
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Monuments of Vilnius Map

Guide Name: Monuments of Vilnius
Guide Location: Lithuania » Vilnius (See other walking tours in Vilnius)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Author: emily
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Monument to King Mindaugas
  • Monument to Gediminas
  • Monument to Adomas Mickevičius
  • Uzupis Angel Statue
  • Monument to Kristijonas Donelaitis
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Monument to King Mindaugas

1) Monument to King Mindaugas

A monument to Mindaugas is located in the front of the National Museum of Lithuania. The monument was created by Regimantas Midvikis and portrays the only King of Lithuania sitting on his sostas and holding the royal regalia.
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Monument to Gediminas

2) Monument to Gediminas

A monument to the Grand Duke of Lithuania was unveiled in 1996. It was created by sculptor Vytautas Kašuba. The statue is located on the Cathedral Square near the Royal Palace and the Cathedral of Vilnius.
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Monument to Adomas Mickevičius

3) Monument to Adomas Mickevičius

A monument to Adomas Mickevičius is located near St. Anne's Church and Bernardine Church. The statue was designed by Gediminas Jokūbonis and is a beautiful monument to an outstanding person. Adam Bernard Mickiewicz was born in 1798. He was a Polish national poet, dramatist, essayist, publicist, translator, professor. A principal figure in Polish Romanticism, he is counted one of Poland's "Three Bards" ("Trzej Wieszcze") and is widely regarded as Poland's greatest poet.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Uzupis Angel Statue

4) Uzupis Angel Statue (must see)

During the Cold War, liberty of expression was extremely limited in Eastern Europe. When this artless period ended, the restrained expressions overflowed. Uzupis Angel was unveiled in 2001. It represents Lithuania’s freedom and independence. The monument features an angel blowing a trumpet. The sculptor of the angel statue, Romas Vilčiauskas, is also the creator of the Užhupis Mermaid.
Previously, a temporary sculpture of an egg stood in its place. After being replaced by the larger statue of Gabriel, the egg was sold at an auction for 10,200 litas and now stands on Pylimo street.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Monument to Kristijonas Donelaitis

5) Monument to Kristijonas Donelaitis

Kristijonas Donelaitis was one of the most original European writers of the Enlightenment, which is a classic of Lithuanian literature. The monument of Kristijonas Donelaitis is located by the northern building of Vilnius University. It was created by sculptor Konstantinas Bogdanas.

Walking Tours in Vilnius, Lithuania

Create Your Own Walk in Vilnius

Create Your Own Walk in Vilnius

Creating your own self-guided walk in Vilnius is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Historical Churches Tour

Historical Churches Tour

Vilnius is well-known as the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vilnius. Here you will discover a large number of gorgeous religious buildings designed in different architectural styles such as Gothic, Baroque, and several other designs.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Museums of Vilnius

Museums of Vilnius

Vilnius is recognized as a city of culture. The city offers a large number of museums that house interesting and original exhibitions. A couple of museums were set up in the palaces of former nobility. Visitors will have an opportunity to visit national exhibitions as well as appreciate works of international artists, all of which are represented in the museums throughout the city.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
Gediminas Avenue in Vilnius

Gediminas Avenue in Vilnius

Gediminas Avenue is the main street in the capital city of Lithuania. The street was named after the Grand Duke of Lithuania Gediminas. The average tourist will find many popular attractions on Gediminas Avenue such as the Museum of Genocide Victims, Lukiškės Square, and the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
Vilnius Introduction Walk

Vilnius Introduction Walk

Vilnius – the largest city and capital of Lithuania, declared in 2009 a European Capital of Culture, is well known for a multitude of churches featuring diverse architectural styles. Still, there's more to Vilnius than just architecture. Any time of year the city hosts a number of events: cultural, musical, cinematographic, theatrical and others. This orientation walk will help you find way...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 Km or 2.9 Miles
Vilnius' Old Town

Vilnius' Old Town

Europe's greatest architectural achievements such as Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical styles blend perfectly in the nation's capital of Lithuania. You will find the most attractive places of the city in this district.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles