Old Town is a walkable neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. The neighborhood's charm comes through with its college atmosphere. Hotels in Old Town provide a good starting point for sightseeing in and around the Vilnius area.
Sightseeing around Old Town
The monuments and historic sites offer insight into the area's history, while the museums add a sense of refinement. Browse the collections at National Museum of Lithuania, Applied Art Museum, or Museum of Genocide Victims. At Vilnius Central Post Office, Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, and National Art Gallery, you'll learn about local culture. Church of the Holy Spirit, Artillery Bastion, and St. Nicholas Church are significant monuments. Learn about the local history at Great Synagogue of Vilna, Uzutrakis Manor Estate, and Trakai History Museum. Immerse yourself in the collegiate life with a tour of Vilnius University.
Shopping and being pampered at a spa are a couple of popular activities in the area. You can spend a leisurely day outdoors at Gediminas Tower or Vingis Park. A visit to Zalgiris Stadium or Siemens Arena won't disappoint either.
Some of the area's most popular sights are Town Hall Square, Gates of Dawn, and Vilnius Cathedral. You can also stop by St. John's Church, St. Anne's Church, and Cathedral Square.
Getting around Old Town
To venture out of town, take a train from Vilnius Station.
The closest major airport is Vilnius (VNO-Vilnius Intl.), located 2.4 miles (3.9 km) from Old Town.