Monuments of Vilnius, 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: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km
Author: emily
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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...   view more
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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...   view more
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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...   view more
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...   view more
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...   view more
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Monument to Stanisław Moniuszko

6) Monument to Stanisław Moniuszko

Stanisław Moniuszko (May 5, 1819, Ubiel, Minsk Governorate – June 4, 1872, Warsaw, Congress Poland) was a Polish composer, conductor and teacher. He wrote many popular art songs and operas, and his music is filled with patriotic folk themes of the peoples of the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (predominantly the Poles and Belarusians). He is generally referred to as the father of Polish national opera. A monument to Stanisław Moniuszko is located in a park near the Church of St....   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Monument to Frank Zappa

7) Monument to Frank Zappa

This monument to Frank Zappa is the first monument to the famous rock star in the world. It was erected in 1995 on the initiative of local artists and financed by private supporters. The Frank Zappa monument is a very popular tourist...   view more
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Zemaite Monument

8) Zemaite Monument

The monument to Julija Žymantienė is located in a small public garden in the heart of Vilnius. Julija Žymantienė is recognized as the the greatest writer of Žemaitija and a classic of Lithuanian prose. Žymantienė dealt with major problems of society in her work and is honored nicely with a rather simple...   view more
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Žaliasis Tiltas (Green Bridge)

9) Žaliasis Tiltas (Green Bridge)

The Green Bridge is a bridge over the Neris River in Vilnius. It is the oldest bridge in the city and connects city center with Šnipiškės.

The first bridge is known from 1536. It stood closer to the present-day Mindaugas Bridge. It was a wooden covered bridge with brick and stone piers. It had a second floor with apartments for toll collectors. The bridge was burned by retreating Lithuanian Army commanded by Janusz Radziwiłł after the Battle of Vilnius (1655).

The old piers from the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

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.
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
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
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation 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 around Vilnius to some of its most notable attractions.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Fascinating Architecture of Vilnius

Fascinating Architecture of Vilnius

The architecture of Vilnius is very beautiful and diverse. Europe's greatest architectural styles such as Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical blend perfectly in the capital of Lithuania. Visitors will instantly recognize such landmarks as Gate of Dawn, Gediminas Tower, and Presidential Palace.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Nightlife in Old Town

Nightlife in Old Town

Vilnius Nightlife is vibrant, colorful, and offers quality entertainment. The city leaves an unforgettable experience with each tourist thanks to live music, huge dance floors, groovy atmosphere, food, and delicious cocktails.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Religious Buildings of Vilnius

Religious Buildings of Vilnius

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