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Beautiful Lithuania

Colorful days around my country

by ausraAbout Me:dreamer and life lover read more

EuropeLithuania4 days / March - September 2018

Highs & Lows

Weather

Prices and lots of tourists

Itinerary Overview

VILNIUS

Lukiškės prison. For 115 years, the prison was guarded by high walls and barbed wire and was fully functioning, but today it is open to the public. Since its interior is intact, it is very interesting to see how the prisoners actually lived, what was their day like and walk through cells (with inmate’s “original” decorations) and experiences real security process. You feel like in a movie. Some of the guides are actual former prison workers, so their stories are amazing.

Užupis. It’s an independent republic behind the city’s river with its own constitution and rules (i.e. “Everyone has the right to appreciate their unimportance”). It’s a home of artists, entrepreneurs and intellectuals.

The Vilnius University. I might be biased on this one as I’ve studied there, but this place is really special. Being one of the oldest universities in the world, it has some spectacular and Harry-Potter-like classrooms, libraries and courtyards. Don’t forget to go up to the tower and visit the bookstore.

Other must do:

- Walk up to the Gediminas Tower for a 360 degree view of Vilnius.

- Get lost in the old-town.

- Visit the Portal in the station district.

- Go to MO museum to see modern art.

- Coffee shops: Eskedar, Huracan, Italala, Chaika

 

  • 1 Night: Vilnius
    travel with family and friends
  • 3 Nights: Trakai
    Travel with family and friends

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    to have more time to spend

  • How was the food?

    You can’t leave Trakai without eating Kybyn (a moon-shaped savory pastry). Kybyns are traditional food from the Karaite, an ethnic minority that derived from Judaism. You can taste this delicious food in Senoji Kibininė or Kybynlar.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Get lost in the old-town- Vilnius

  • Transportation Tips?

    Use local transportation.