Vilnius Historical Center

Pilies g., Vilnius Navigate 54.678702, 25.287382

Type: History & Culture


The old architecture of Vilnius and the variety of its styles are a great example of the development of this Middle European city. Vilnius has a mix of European gothic, renaissance and Baroque styles and is the farthest such city to the east. Vilnius Old Town was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994. The following was named as one of the criteria for enlisting Vilnius Old Town as a UNESCO heritage site: “Vilnius is a great example of a medieval city that has had a large influence on the Eastern European architectural and cultural development for several centuries”.