Vilnius is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Vilnius one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Vilnius is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Vilnius or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Vilnius. Explore the historical monuments of Vilnius with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Vilnius guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Vilnius page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Vilnius landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Vilnius.
#1 of 29 Historical Places in Vilnius | Added 2996 times in trip plans
Senamiestis, Vilnius, Lithuania
The very heart and essence of the city of Vilnius, the Old Town is one of the biggest existing townships dating back to the medieval era. The whole area has undergone continuous changes, what with various foreign invasions and influences from the rest of Europe pouring in through trade and intellectual channels. These changes can be seen in the var...
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Šventaragio g., Vilnius 01143, Lithuania
07:00 am - 07:00 pm
The Vilnius Cathedral is one of the most significant religious icons for the Roman Catholic citizens of Vilnius and also for the general populate. It was particularly important during the medieval era, when the coronation of the Grand Dukes used to take place within the cathedral. It is also the burial place for eminent personalities of Lithuanian ...
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Kalnų parkas, Vilnius 01100, Lithuania
12:01 am - 12:00 am
One of the most recognizable monument and landmark of Vilnius, the Hill of Three Crosses is a must visit attraction on a tour of this Lithuanian city. The hill was previously known as Bleak Hill, and according to popular folklore, it was the site of beheadings of 7 Franciscan Friars who were spreading the word of the Gospel. Wooden crosses were ini...
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Katedros a. 4, Vilnius 35240, Lithuania
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania National Museum was a former palace that was built around the 15th century for the grand Dukes of Lithuania. Tragically the original structure was demolished in 1801 by the occupying Tsarist Russian forces. After liberation from Soviet rule, this magnificent building was rebuilt in 2002 to give Lithuanians...
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S. Daukanto a. 3, Vilnius 01122, Lithuania
11:00 am - 06:00 pm
Dating back to the 14th century, the Presidential Palace is the official home of the President of Lithuania. Though constructed in the 14th century, the palace has undergone extensive renovations and extensions that have added to the grandeur of the structure. Originally serving as the Bishop’s palace, it has also served as the official Palac...
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Užupio g. 2, Vilnius 01200, Lithuania
12:01 am - 12:00 am
One more fascinating attraction to look forward to on your visit to the district of Uzupis is the Mermaid sculpture. This bronze statue has become one of the unofficial symbolic icons of Uzupis. It lies on an embankment of the River Vilnia just under the bridge. According to popular local sayings, the mermaid attracts a lot of visitors to Uzup...
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Agrastų g. 15, Vilnius 02243, Lithuania
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Memorial Museum of Paneriai is a grim reminder of the horrors of war, and the dangerous levels to which a man can fall when all sense of morality, right and wrong is lost. The memorial is built at a spot where almost 70,000 people were regularly killed by Gestapo (Nazi secret police), Schutzstaffel (SS) and the Vilnius Special Squad. These horr...
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Pamėnkalnio g. 12, Vilnius 01114, Lithuania
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
A part of the Jewish museum in Vilnius, the Holocaust Exposition is an attraction that aims at detailing and providing information to visitors about Lithuania’s Jews, their culture and their history. A very touching aspect of the museum is where it covers the Holocaust period. A lot of information about Lithuanian Jews was lost during this pe...
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Didžioji g. 31, Vilnius 01128, Lithuania
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
The historical Town Hall or City Hall of Vilnius is a Neo-classical stylized building that was first built around the 15th century and has been repeatedly rebuilt over the various centuries. The last major reconstruction was done in 1799, when the Gothic elements of the building were replaced, and the building has since remained the same. The site ...
The monument in Vilnius is a tribute to the much beloved Jewish doctor and activist Zemach Shabad, who was known for his charitable work and affable nature. The doctor treated poor children absolutely free of cost and was one of the founder leaders of the volkist movement. All of his contributions towards society were honored with a memorial monume...
Established in the year 1769, the Rasos Cemetery is one of the oldest and most well known cemeteries of Vilnius. The 27 acre burial ground is basically divided into 2 parts – the old and new cemetery. A number of famous personalities of Lithuania, Belarus and Poland are buried here, particularly a number of professors from the Vilnius Univers...
The only yet standing synagogue that safely survived the Nazi and Soviet era in Vilnius is the Choral Synagogue. It was completed in the year 1903 and built with a Romanesque-Moorish touch of architecture. The interiors of the synagogue are simple and yet very appealing, and they totally do justice to the aesthetic and spiritual appeal of the struc...
Though the memorial may seem unusual and out of place in the city of Vilnius, to which the musician Frank Zappa had no connection whatsoever, there is a peculiar story behind this memorial’s construction. This statue symbolizes the free thinking and breaking of Soviet oppression of the Lithuanian people. It pays tribute to the legendary music...
The Lucky Belly is one of those hidden gems of Vilnius, that can be found while wandering around the city on foot. It is one of those attractions that can be found in almost every street, nook and cranny of the city. The unique sculpture can be found while taking a stroll on the Vilniaus street, and is supposed to bring good fortune to the business...
Make a visit to Saint Anne’s Church and you will find this impressive statue standing in its vicinity. Polish Poet, dramatist, essayist, publicist, translator, professor of Slavic literature, and political activist and what not, Adam Mickiewicz was known for his exemplary artistic talent that got manifested in multiple forms. This statue attr...