Lithuanian capitals – Vilnius and Trakai

VILNIUS – the capital of Lithuania. The town dated back to the 14th century is famous for its Italian architecture, gorgeous examples of

baroque and renaissance. Have you heard that Vilnius has the second largest collection of baroque after Rome? And that Italian princess Bona Sforsa was Lithuanian Queen in the 16th century? The crooked and narrow streets of the old town will take you to the middle ages, though city center is dynamic, young and modern. Come and have fun!

We will start a tour at the Cathedral Square – the place full of myths and legends. Further you will visit Vilnius University – the oldest university in the Eastern Europe – founded in 1579, the Town Hall of Vilnius, built in the end of 18th century, beautiful ensemble of Orthodox monastery, St. Theresa church and Gates of Dawn, with the holy image of the Virgin Mary. The city tour of Vilnius will be followed by St. Anne’s church, representing the peak of Gothic architecture in Lithuania and – the example of Lithuanian baroque. After we are going to historical capital of ancient Lithuania Trakai. The pride of Lithuania, Trakai is the only in all Eastern Europe, situated in the island. At the end of the 14th- 15th c. Trakai castle was a summer residence of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. Today Trakai castles are one of the most visited tourist sites in Lithuania, during the year it attracts up to 300 000 visitors.