During the tour you'll visit the
ancient and modern capitals of Lithuania.
The modern capital of Lithuania is a rapidly developing megapolis,
where the present blends well with the past. The main city
attraction for the tourists is Vilnius Old Town, a mixture
of different epochs and architectural styles. It has everything
you can think of: classic narrow streets, small cozy yards,
red-tiled houses, gothic churches and magnificent baroque
buildings. There are more than one thousand archeological,
historical, architectural and cultural monuments in the Old
Town; the most famous of them are Vilnius Cathedral, Town
Hall, St Anne's church, Church of St Peter and Paul, Gate
of Dawn, the oldest University in Eastern Europe and others.
The majority of the buildings in Vilnius are in baroque style,
so the town can be called an encyclopedia of baroque architecture.
Vilnius Old Town is not only one of the most beautiful, but
one of the biggest in Europe. It occupies the territory of
360 hectares. That's why in 1994 Vilnius Old Town was included
in the list of UNESCO world cultural heritage.
Trakai, the ancient capital of Lithuania,
is situated 30 km from Vilnius. Trakai region features unique
relief: the combination of numerous unbelievably pure lakes
and moraine hills create a breathtaking sight. The "town
on the water", as Trakai usually called, is particularly
rich in architectural and cultural monuments; there are more
than 300 of them. The main landmark of the town is the famous
insular Trakai castle, situated on the island in the Galve
Lake. Nowadays it is the only extant insular castle in Eastern
Europe. The town was constructed in the second half of the
14th century and in the 15-16th centuries it served as the
residence of the Grand Duke and his family. In this period
both the town and the castle prospered. The noblemen and ambassadors
came to Trakai from all over Europe, luxurious feasts were
held regularly, legendary treasures were kept in the castle's
cellar. By the end of 16th century the town had gradually
lost its former political importance. It was outgrown by Vilnius.
By the beginning of the 19th century the castle had been practically
ruined. Nowadays you can visit the famous insular castle and
plunge into the fascinating medieval atmosphere that has been
carefully preserved here.
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