Weekend Guide: Lithuania – 36 Hours in Vilnius

The young people in Vilnius are warm and friendly
The young people in Vilnius are warm and friendly

Is it possible to explore the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, to see its major sights, and taste its spirit in 36 hours?

Journalist Sarah Khan has embarked on the adventure for The New York Times Weekend Guide column.

Vilnius is entirely different from Riga and Tallinn.

“Unlike the historic districts of its Baltic siblings Tallinn and Riga, which often seem solely the dominion of tourists and kitschy souvenir stands, the Baroque Old Town of Lithuania’s capital seems to attract as many — if not more — locals as visitors to its sinuous lanes”, reads the article at The New York Times.

The capital of Lithuania has surprised Sarah Khan by its unique character, charming Old Town, exceptional cuisine, and stylish souvenirs. She was enthralled by the Stiklių Street, elegant boutiques, and the Literatų Street.

“With streets lined with Burberry and Max Mara outposts as well as boutiques by Lithuanian designers, the charming 13th-century historic center labyrinth flows seamlessly into the newer boulevards, and remains a deeply integrated part of the local fabric”, writes The New York Times

 

See the full article at The New York Times

 

36 Hours in Vilnius

In Vilnius, you can wander through the 13th-century Old Town, sample rustic Lithuanian fare and explore galleries and sleek boutiques.

Video by Fritzie Andrade, Max Cantor, Chris Carmichael, Erika Lastovskyte, Will Lloyd and Sarah Brady Voll

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