The old town of Vilnius
The duke Gediminas who ruled in 1275-1341 built this castle. It was build after the dream of Gediminas. The duke dreamed en enormous iron wolf, who was howling very loud in the junction of the river Neris and Vilnia. The precursor predicted that in this place would grow powerful and strong town. He also added that Gediminas had to build a castle in the place where he so that wolf.
Now the Gediminas castle is a hhistorical museum. There you can find many interesting exhibits of Lithuania’s history. Nevertheless, the castle was built of wood, now it is red brick castle, where subject exhibitions are also organized.
The entrance costs 4 litas for adults and 2 litas for students. And it is open from 8 a.m. till 7 p.m.
At the foot the Gediminas’ hill stands the Cathedral-Basilica. It is Lithuania’s mental and political center. It is said that earlier there stood an altar and the eeternal fire was burning. The Cathedral is rich for its interior. There visitors can find more than 40 XVI-XIX century’s exhibits. For instance, frescos and various pictures are on display. Moreover, a museum is equipped underground. It reveals the history oof the Cathedral. For example, during the restoration work the first Cathedral’s floor was found, there where floored in the XIV century. Furthermore, on one of the crypt archeologist found XIV century’s fresco.
The museum was found in 1855 by the famous researcher and collector Eustachijus Tiskevicius. Now it is the biggest and the oldest cultural heritage of the country. There are preserved more than 785 thousand exhibits like coins, medals or maps. There is a huge library too. It is also important to mention that exhibits are displayed in chronological order to reflect Lithuania’s history from 10 thousand BC till 1940. People are informed Lithuania grand principality’s past. Museum ethnographic reveals mode of life in all regions of the ccountry. For instance, authentic interior, restored clothes.
You will have to pay 4 litas for the entrance, if you are a student you will get 50%
discount. For a guide you will have to pay more 15 litas. If there are more than 30 people in your group you the guide’s services will cost 23 litas. It is open from Tuesday till Saturday from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m.
All these exhibitions can be rreached by public transport:
If you are going by trolleybus you should alight in the stop ‘Karalius Mindaugas’ or ‘Arkikatedra’.
There is also a car ground by the Sereikiskiu Park.
The museum of the Architecture
The museum is founded in the Saint Mykolas church. Now there you can visit an exhibition of architecture, there are also many exhibits about architecture of Lithuania and its history, of course. Subject exhibitions are on display too.
The entrance cost is 1 litas for adult and 0.5 litas for children. An Exhibition is open from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m., on Mondays and from 11a.m. till 6 p.m. from Wednesday till Sunday.
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