Most Instagrammable Places in Lithuania; 06. Town Hall, Vilnius

Most Instagrammable Places in Lithuania; 06. Town Hall, Vilnius

 

Vilnius Town Hall is a historical town hall in the square of the same name in the Old Town of Vilnius, Lithuania.

 

The town hall in Vilnius was mentioned for the first time in 1432. Initially it was a Gothic style building, and has since been reconstructed many times. The current Vilnius Town Hall was rebuilt in neoclassical style according to the design by Laurynas Gucevičius in 1799. It has remained unchanged since then. Its Gothic cellars have been preserved and may be visited.

 

Nowadays it is used for representational purposes as well as during the visits of foreign state officials and rulers, including George Walker Bush and Queen Elizabeth II.

 

The Town Hall Square at the end of the Pilies Street is a traditional centre of trade and events in Vilnius. Major annual fairs, such as Kaziukas Fair, are held in this square, the main Christmas tree is decorated here, various concerts and other attractions are organised as well as celebrations of the important dates of the state.

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