Vilnius city life
Vilnius is a Baroque style Baltic city, combining the old and the new, as you can see old churches, remains of medieval castles along with skyscrapers.
Important landmarks in Vilnius are:
- The Old Town – with beautiful architecture, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- The Royal Palace
- The Town Hall
- The Vilnius Castle Complex – a group of defensive, cultural, and religious buildings that includes: Gediminas Tower, Cathedral Square, the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, and the remains of several medieval castles
- The National Museum of Lithuania
- The House of the Signatories
- Vilnius Cathedral and the square
Take promenades in the Vingis Park, or climb the Hill of Three Crosses which offers great views of the city. Go to the Lithuanian Opera and Ballet Theatre whenever you want to hear opera music or watch a ballet performance.
Sports fans can enjoy matches of the basketball, football, baseball, and rugby teams that are based in Vilnius.
Vilnius has quite a vibrant and rich nightlife, you can find mostly pubs rather than clubs. In terms of restaurants, you can taste authentic Lithuanian dishes, as well as many ethnic dishes from all over the world.
International atmosphere in Vilnius
Vilnius is the most ethnically diverse city in Lithuania, having especially many Poles, Russians, Belarusians, and Ukrainians living here.
Vilnius attracts large foreign investments, specifically in the production and manufacturing markets due to the relatively low operational costs. The major investments in Vilnius, were from companies and businesses that are based in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Estonia and Latvia.
Vilnius has four seasons, with moderate cold winters and pleasantly warm and sometimes hot summers. In the coldest month, January, the average temperature is -5 °C (23 °F), and in the summer months of July and August, the average temperature is around 17.0 °C (63 °F), although the highest temperatures could go above 30 °C (86 °F) throughout the day.