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Photo Essay: 20 Photos that will Make You Visit Vilnius Now

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It’s been quiet in “Wayfarer Land.”

Sorry, folks. I have some big news I’ll share this week, which will explain my quietness throughout much of August. I promise I didn’t disappear to be a jerk. So stay tuned.

Meanwhile, I wanted to enchant everyone with some photos of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. 

Honestly, I didn’t expect very much from Vilnius. After I booked my Baltic trip, I was more than ready to experience epic nightlife in Riga and medieval charm in Tallinn.

But Vilnius? I knew next to nothing about it. Turns out, Vilnius was the highlight of my Baltic adventure. Not only did I meet some of the coolest people ever, but surprises lurked all throughout Lithuania’s capital! Plus you can enjoy some incredible food, too.

Behold: here are 20 photos that prove you ought to visit Vilnius now. Now, now, now! You can also read my “Beginners Guide to Vilnius” for some travel advice about this city.

Let’s begin with the area surrounding the Old Town’s main square.




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visit Vilnius now

visit Vilnius now

visit Vilnius now

visit Vilnius now

visit Vilnius now




What’s next? An independent district. The Republic of Užupis reminded me a lot of Christiana. In 1997, this artsy district declared itself as an independent republic! You can see the constitution, check out cool cafes, take pictures with “Backpacker Jesus,” and have your passport stamped if you want. However, our walking tour guide informed us stamping is at your own risk aka customs may scrutinize it a bit.

Buy your Lonely Planet Guide to the Baltics.

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visit Vilnius now

visit Vilnius now

visit Vilnius now

Interrupting again to say: as a literature nerd, the next photo is totally “near and dear” to my heart. Welcome to Literatu Street! This wall features several ceramic, metal, and glass plaques, all dedicated to writers and poets. In order to earn a plaque here, the writer must have a connection to Lithuanian culture.

Book your accommodation in Vilnius.

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Are you going to visit Vilnius now? Haha, or maybe in the near future? Which photo was your favorite? Again, sorry for the silence lately and stay tuned for my big news!

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4 Responses to Photo Essay: 20 Photos that will Make You Visit Vilnius Now

  1. Kelly August 28, 2016 at 8:56 am #

    Excited for your big news — I’ve been missing your posts lately! And beautiful photos. Vilnius was already on my to-visit list, but it’s climbed a few notches. 🙂

    • Rachel Elizabeth August 28, 2016 at 8:58 am #

      Kelly —

      Awww, thank you! I’m happy to write again! I’m so glad you loved the photos! Hope you get to Vilnius soon. It’s a fantastic city.

  2. Amanda | Chasing My Sunshine August 28, 2016 at 8:32 pm #

    I already wanted to visit Vilnius – that’s where my great-grandparents are from – but these pictures are so, so lovely!! Oh my gosh, what a dream. 🙂 I’m glad you got back to writing, Rachel! Always love your posts.

    • Rachel Elizabeth August 29, 2016 at 8:18 am #

      Amanda —

      I’m so happy you liked the photos! I already want to visit Vilnius again! Such a gorgeous place.

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