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Visit Vilnius in Winter - Explore the Capital of Lithuania

Updated on March 12, 2013

Visit Vilnius, the Capital of Lithuania

Vilnius is a very beautiful city in Lithuania, Eastern Europe. It is a must to visit Vilnius in winter, because the white snow reveals all the beauty of old town: churches, narrow streets and comfortable cafes that serve hot wine are wonderful. Only in winter in Vilnius you can experience the feeling that you are in a fairy tale. You will find there friendly people, the miraculous mood of waiting for Christmas in December or various city fairs and events during the season. It is a great place to visit and feel the spirit of old times mixed together with modern architecture. If you are looking for a new and not boring place to visit, travel to Vilnius in winter.

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Location of Lithuania in the World Map
Location of Lithuania in the World Map

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You may want to ask where the hell Lithuania is? It is a small country in Eastern Europe. It a very small bu very beautiful country with rich cultural heritage and wonderful nature. It is a perfect place to spend a weekend or the whole vacations with family or friends. There are many things to find and explore in Lithuania. Warm people, subtle combination of old and new.

The Old Town of Vilnius - The Churces of Vilnius in winter are beautiful

Church in Vilnius in winter
Church in Vilnius in winter

The Old Town of Vilnius is included in UNESCO World's Heritage List. It it the one of the largest surviving medieval old towns in Central Europe. Speaking about the Central Europe, the Lithuania is often referred as Eastern Europe country. If we look geographically, it is exactly in the center of the Europe. The geographical center of Europe is near Vilnius. There is a beautiful open air museum of contemporary art established in the center of Europe.

Well, let's come back to the Old Town. The Old Town of Vilnius is very beautiful and very medieval. Especially in winter. Wonderful architectural mix of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical churches grace the city. Because of the beauty and ancient spirit that can be while walking narrow streets, the old town is often used as a set for various movies. You should visit Vilnius in winter and experience the spirit of old time yourself.

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Vilnius in Winter
Vilnius in Winter

Old Churches and Building in Vilnius

Visit Vilnius in winter: medieval town

Vilnius is famous for its churches and old buildings. The beauty of these building is revealed in winter. You can walk though the old town and count various churches. I am almost sure, that somewhere in the middle of your walk you will loose your count. The reasons for this would be the beauty of the Old Town and number of churches. Various architectural styles can be found here. It is a paradise for architecture student. Visit Vilnius in winter and see everything yourself. To get more information you can visit Wikipedia and explore Churches in Vilnius in Alphabetical Order List. You can buy some useful pocket traveler's guide. The main objects will definitely be there. And the other discoveries depends on you. People are friendly, so you can always ask for the information.

You may be afraid of cold. There is nothing to be afraid of that. Track the weather prognosis, dress properly and you will experience the joy of true winter. The average temperature in Vilnius on January is -6 degrees Celsius. There may be some very cold days when temperature reaches -20 degrees Celsius. There were registered even -35 degrees Celsius temperature, but such a temperature is very rare.

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    • Silwen LM profile imageAUTHOR

      Silwen LM 

      5 years ago

      iamraincrystas, definitely, there are many beautiful places around the world. And the winter is not so cold as it might seem.

      kiwinana71, don't feel cold. Make a snow man instead, when there will be snow. ;)

    • Elsie Hagley profile image

      Elsie Hagley 

      5 years ago from New Zealand

      Lovely page, but it make me feel cold, just looking at it, winter coming soon in New Zealand and I don't like that thought very much. I enjoyed the visit, thanks for sharing with us.

    • iamraincrystal profile image

      Rosyel Sawali 

      5 years ago from Manila Philippines

      So many beautiful places abound. Lovely photos of winter. Brrr! Feels so cold. ^_^


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