Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania and one of oldest and longest city. The name Vilnius as derived from the name of the river Vilnia near hich the city as founded. Vilnius is situated on the river Neris and Vilnia.Neris is the second longest river in Lithuania.

Vilnius is very old city. It as founded in 1323. The honour [ one ] for founding Vilnius is justly given to Gediminas. According to one legend Grand Duke Gediminas had seen a dream one niight. It as about the iron wolf howling on a high hill. A pagan priest interpreted his dream telling the Duke to build acastle pn the site and later found a city. The priest ished to see the city being famous in the whole world.
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The Cathedral is Lithuania‘s spiritual and political centre. It built King Mindaugas. The Old Town yhe historical centre of Vilnius, is one of the largest in Eastern Euurope.An excellent view of Old Ton is the Three Crosses, hiches are great symbol of both Lithuanian mourning and hope.

The first Town hall as built in the15th century. The present days Town Hall is used for receptions of foreign guests, fo

or city ceremonies, exhibits and concerts.
The taller tower than The Eiffel Toer in Paris, situated in Vilnius. It is TV Tower. The total height of the tower is 326 metres.
The capital has been called as a green city. Vingis Park is used for walking, amusement and rest.A great aaraction is Verkiai, te open-air museum Europe Park, displays over 90 works by artists from 27 countries of the world.

Vilnius is famous not only for its historical past, monuments, churches and green surrounding. There are also many industrial enterprises.There are several universities, the oldest in Eastern Europe is Vilnius University.
Guests and local people of the capital can find various services. If you need, you may go to post offices, hospitals, police stations, services of caars, chemists, clubs, cafes, gyms.
Shopping also is fun. The main shopping areas in Vilnius can be divided into Old Ton, here you can find antiques, amber, books, and some nice pieces of art shops.Neer part of the city where you can shopping is Gedimino street. There are designer clothes, mobile phones and more books shops.

The markets are also ell visiting. Well- know markets are „Akropolis“, „Europa“, Vilnius centrial department store.
All in all, Vilnius is very intresting place to visit. There yo
ou can to relax and intresting to spend time. People trry to make their town a nice place to live in.

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