Lithuania: Kaunas & Vilnius

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VILNIUS

inhabitants: 542,664
kids: 19,304
cinemas: 5

Sveiki atvyke i Vilniu!

Vilnius is the capital and biggest city of Lithuania. You can simply stroll through the Old Town and take a look at sights like Gediminas' Tower, the city's Gate of Dawn, the impressive Gothic church of St Anne or the Baroque Church of St Peter and St Paul.

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Vilnius
photo: www.vilnius-tourism.lt
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Vilnius: St. Bernardino Church
photo: www.vilnius-tourism.lt

One of the main sights is the reconstructed Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, just in the heart of Vilnius, within the confines of Lower Castle.

And then there is the “Republic” of Užupis, Vilnius’ Bohemian and artistic district, full of creativity.

And don't forget to try the specialty of cepelinai potatoe dumplings or, for the daring, šaltibaršciai cold beetroot soup.

The Lithuanian Film Centre

The Lithuanian Film Centre, established in May, 2012, is a state institution. The aim of the Centre is to participate in  designing an effective film and audiovisual sector policy. The Centre also supports and sponsors film education development initiatives.

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KAUNAS

inhabitants: 295,269

Welcome to Kaunas!

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At the confluence of the Neris and Nemunas rivers, Kaunas Castle is a medieval fortress housing historical exhibitions. To the east, the old town is home to the Kaunas Cathedral Basilica, with its ornate interior, and the Gothic spires of the Hanseatic House of Perkunas. Laisves Aleja, a pedestrianized street lined with trees and cafes, crosses the city from west to east.