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The city of Vilnius is located in the southeast part of Lithuania and is the second-largest city in the Baltic region. The city can trace its roots back to 1253 when Mindaugas crowned himself King of Lithuania at Voruta Castle. Vilnius has been the capital of Lithuania for nearly 700 years and was first mentioned as the chief city in the letters of Grand Duke Gediminas in 1323, which were sent to various German princes and the pope, inviting them to come for an official visit. It goes without saying that this is a city that has a great amount of historical significance. You can enjoy the city and leave the hotel booking process to Venere, which has an extensive listing of 3-star, 4-star, and 5-star Vilnius Hotels. Venere presents travelers with an extremely easy process.

What's Vilnius Like?

Many different historical sites await visitors in Vilnius, including the Church of St. Casimir. Founded by the Jesuit order in 1604, the church is one of the oldest Baroque structures in the city. The church is named for Vilnius' patron saint, Casimir, who was of royal blood and ancestry. In the 18th century, the church had many classical Baroque altars, but they were unfortunately destroyed by Napoleon's army. The church is open to the public from ten to six daily. The Gates of the Basilians is another important landmark for the visitor to Lithuania. Built in the beginning of the 16th century, the main purpose of these defensive walls was for protection against the armies of Sweden and Russia. A military museum is located on one side of the wall's remnants. Vilnius is also rather unique in that in a rather nondescript car park contains a statue of the American composer Frank Zappa, along with a mural of musician Jimi Hendrix. What Frank Zappa or Jimi Hendrix would have to do with the Lithuanian capital city would be anyone's guess, but it's an interesting conversation landmark regardless.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Vilnius

After booking one of Venere's excellent Vilnius Hotels, the traveler will want to get out and mingle with the locals. The city of Vilnius has a problem with signposts for their streets, and many visitors have had some difficulty finding their way around because it would appear that some streets are not even named at all! Place close attention to your Vilnius map in order to counteract this, although you might consider just asking one of the locals for directions as well. When a tourist is visiting one of Vilnius' remarkable churches, they should pay close attention to the signs. At times, there will be a decal of a camera present with a red line going through it, meaning photography is not allowed and could lead to a hefty fine if disobeyed. Finally, consider that the sidewalks of Vilnius are somewhat old, so be careful where you walk. If you want to mingle with the locals better, please keep in mind that the American sport of basketball is actually very popular in Vilnius and the rest of Lithuania. In fact, there have even been ten Lithuanian NBA players. You might ask your hotel management if there are any basketball tournaments going on during your stay. Anther outside activity that is popular with the locals would be hot-air ballooning, which a great way to see some of the superb architecture of this superb city. Venere gives you only the best cultural tips on information on all Vilnius Hotels! Enjoy your trip!