What to see in Vilnius?

If you’re just passing by for a few days there are a few things you need to check. Here are¬†some tips about what to see in Vilnius. Let me tell you we only were there for three days, so we are not experts in Vilnius and probably missed some pretty cool things. But here is what we saw and what we found it’s cool enough for you to check.

You can walk everywhere, just make sure you have comfortable shoes with you. You can see pretty much everything in 3 days. At least the most important spots. The locals are all very friendly and the city environment is very welcoming. WE LOVED IT. It’s our favorite city from the Baltics without a doubt.

Hope you guys like it ūüôā it’s a worth it visit definitely!

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Vilnius Cathedral

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Church of St. Apostles Philip and Jacob in Vilnius

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Gediminas Tower in Upper Castle

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View from Gediminas Tower

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Gediminas Tower

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Gediminas Tower

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View from next to Gediminas Tower

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Upper Castle

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Gediminas Tower

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Statue in the National Gallery Square

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Skate Park near white pedestrian bridge

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Cats Cafe

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Tauro Kalnas

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Lukiskes Square

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Genocide Museum

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Lithuanian National Drama Theatre

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Lithuanian National Drama Theatre

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Vilnius Cathedral

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Main Street Old Town

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Presidential Palace

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Gates of Dawn

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St Anne’s Church

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UŇĺupis Republic Landmark

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UŇĺupis Respublika

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Bastion (Part of Old Town Wall)

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Details in the Pilies Street

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Next to Bastion, abandon building

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Phone boot BazilijonŇ≥ g. 1

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Graffiti from the artist Millo, BazilijonŇ≥ g. 1

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Soprano Italian ice-cream shop, Pilies Street

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Soprano Italian ice-cream shop, Pilies Street

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Soprano Italian ice-cream shop, Pilies Street

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Bukowski Bar

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Bukowski Bar

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Bukowski Bar

Cat Wonderland

Ps- you may get with a terrible desire of petting a cat or buy a ticket to Vilnius after this post!

Remember the cat cafe we went to Riga? if not, go check that post first.
This Cat Caf√© is absolutely amazing, I can’t even explain, but is without a doubt a Cat wonderland. It’s located at the¬†J. Jasinskio G. 1, Vilnius, it’s quite far from the old town (20 min walk), it’s closed to the genocide museum. It’s called Cat Caf√©, and it’s opened every day.


The first thing you have to do is to put a plastic sock on your shoes and then wash your hands. After that, a waitress takes you to your table. You can pet all the time if you’re lucky, and a cat likes you, he’ll be on your lap or next to you at¬†the table. They freely walk through all cafe and they are very adorable and nice.


They have a fridge with Instagram photos, you can go there take a photo of anything and if it’s selected they printed to put in the fridge and next time you go there you can get your photo for free. They also have a lot of little cute souvenir you can buy. The true is after you live the place you will get sad because you want to live in that coffee forever, to forever pet cats.

Take a look ūüėČ

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Food in Vilnius…from different countries

Eating is our favorite thing to do, let’s agree with that right away. So we decided to try a few places ¬†in Vilnius, since we find restaurants from all ¬†our origins (tree Portugueses, one French and one Belgian) we decided let’s try each one of these¬†cousins.

Portuguese Cuisine
First, we tried the Portuguese one, and…not proud. The truth is that the restaurant was really cozy but the food was not that great. We asked two very traditional dishes in Portugal: the “Caldo Verde” and the “Pataniscas de Bacalhau” and let me tell you that it wasn’t even close to what we have back in Portugal. And then we have sausages, skewered pork and a hamburger. The rest of the dishes were ok but mine and Musas were the ones that had the lack of flavor and ¬†just not that good.

Let’s see: the name of the Restaurant is “Galo do Porto”, Galo means cock (the animal guys, the animal) and Porto is the second most known city in Portugal. But so far so good, the only mistake they did was to put a typical cock from another completely different city (Barcelos) in Portugal. The cock they put is the known Galo de Barcelos. And then to add to everything the waitress was so rude, we get it everyone has the right to have a bad day, but we had the feeling that she was looking at us like we have no money to pay just because we were students.¬†Evaluating from everything from 0 to 10: 4¬†for the effort.

 

France Cuisine
This one is called “Caf√© Montmartre” and we went there two times, so from that you can tell¬†that it’s already good. That’s not much to say about it, it’s very cozy and yes you will definitely find some french people there. It’s right next to the Town Hall. Here are¬†some photos of what we had and let me tell you that yes taste as good as it looks ūüôā so we give it a 8/10.


Belgian Cuisine

This was the last one we tried. It’s not exactly at the center, but it’s close to the central bus station (10 min walk). We got there at 18:30 and the kitchen closes at 19h on Sundays, so we had to ask very fast and lets say there was no dessert for us. We asked pasta, traditional sandwich, mussels and bread with tomato. For this one: 7/10. Take a look at the photos.

 

 

Welcome to Vilnius

The only capital from the Baltics missing in our list was the capital of Lithuania, so we decided today the day off Friday and enjoy a longer weekend in Vilnius.
Once again we went by¬†bus¬†and this time, we purchase our tickets for 21,20‚ā¨ (go and back + -25% discount). We catch the 02:10 o’clock bus and it took us around 4 hours to arrive in Vilnius, so at 6:30 we arrived. We went for breakfast at MC Donald’s and to the tourist information post so we could grab a map. The one from the central train station is not really good, the one in the Town Hall is way better and has a lot of different maps.
We stayed at the¬†Sodu Hostel, we got five beds in a dorm (we went with some friends this time) and they had free breakfast and a happy hour. What’s the happy hour? The happy hour was in a separate kitchen and living room where they give free food and wine from 20h to 21h.¬†We paid a total of 15,40‚ā¨ each for two nights.

Vilnius is definitely our favorite capital of the Baltics but shiiiu it’s a secret.