Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is a green city with a large number of picturesque streets and squares and magnificent architecture.
Vilnius is situated on the River Neris in south-eastern Lithuania and has about 600,000 inhabitants. The historic city centre with its jumble of narrow streets and over 30 churches is a major tourist attraction. The Higher Castle Museum offers you a magnificent view over this Baroque part of the city.
Castle Street is also a major attraction. This street, called Pilies gatve in Lithuanian, was the main street in the Middle Ages, and still contains a large number of well-preserved palaces and merchants’ houses. To the north of the old centre, there are the New City Centre, with a modern shopping centre, a new town hall and the 150-metre-high Europa Tower.