New Year in Vilnius
Every year thousands of people puzzle over how to spend their winter holidays. They storm air ticket offices and buy tours to distant countries and cities. But very close, it turns out, there are places where you can celebrate the holiday in an interesting, informative and inexpensive way. For example, go to celebrate the New Year in Vilnius - a city whose Christmas look leaves the most pleasant impression on all guests.
The largest spruce for enthusiastic children
Lithuanians are ready to offer travelers not only gingerbread houses and luxuriously decorated squares. The inhabitants of the country are distinguished by a special love for the holidays and know how to turn a traditional slightly sleepy city into a kaleidoscope of Christmas surprises.
One of such gifts is the largest Christmas tree in the Old World, the role of which is successfully performed ... Vilnius TV Tower. Decorated with thousands of lights, the elegant Madame can be seen from every corner of the city. A traditional Christmas tree is decorated on Cathedral Square, where you should start your acquaintance with the festive city.
Collection of architectural rarities
The main city square is especially beautiful in Vilnius during the New Year. All buildings are illuminated and decorated with lights, and the light frost that has sprinkled them makes the picture unique and mysterious. The main cathedral - St. Stanislaus - was erected in the 15th century, at the same time Gedemin's tower appeared, which is considered one of the visiting cards of the capital. Other architectural landmarks Lithuanians proudly include the churches of St. Anne and St. Casimir, built at different times and in completely different styles..
For fans of the bohemian atmosphere, the capital of Lithuania has prepared a special adventure. The Uzupis district, where artists traditionally settled, awaits them. Today, galleries and small workshops, family cafes and authentic restaurants are open there, where you can join the art and taste not only mulled wine or Christmas punch, but also taste some of «heavy artillery» - real Lithuanian zeppelins.