Although Uzhupis (Uupis) is a vital neighbourhood in Vilnius City, it beats to the rhythm of its own drum. As this neighbourhood is separated by a river from the old town, it's name hails from a literal phrase “beyond the river” pronounced ‘Uzhupis’.
Back in the day, Uzhupis used to be a drowsy, even rough neighbourhood, but today it's an artists paradise and bohemian Vilnius getaway, often compared to Montmartre in Paris or Kristiania in Copenhagen. Through the initiative of some Uzhupis residents, the unofficial Uzhupis Republic was created, which has its own president, constitution, hymn and, most importantly its own great events.
Though this neighborhood spans only two streets and an alleyway, you can spend an entire day here, or be tempted to stay your entire life.
Believe us when we tell you, if you’ve been to Vilnius, but not visited Uzupis – you have not been to Vilnius.
On this tour you will see the most famous symbols of Vilnius:
- St. Anne's Church
- Bernardine Church
- Statue of Adam Mickiewicz
- Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit (Staciatikiu Sv. Dvasios Cerkve)
- Uzupis Mermaid
- Uzupis Angel
- Uzupis Constitution
- Art Gallary
- The best Beer Pub
- Bernardine Cemetery
- Vilnius Old Town
- Gediminas Tower
- Castle Hill