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Gediminas Avenue, Vilnius

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Gediminas Avenue (Lithuanian: Gedimino prospektas) is the main street of Vilnius, where most of the governmental institutions of Lithuania are concentrated, including the government, parliament, Constitutional Court and ministries. It is also the location of cultural institutions such as the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre, Bank of Lithuania, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and Martynas Mažvydas National Library. It is also a popular shopping and dining street. It is partially a pedestrian street in the evenings when traffic is prohibited.

Named after the Grand Duke of Lithuania Gediminas, the street terminates at the Žvėrynas Bridge over the Neris River near Seimas Palace on one end and at the Cathedral Square and Vilnius Castle Complex on the other, passing Lukiškės Square. It connects the Old Town with Žvėrynas.

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  • Do yourself a favor traveler, and walk from one end to the other. It's worth the walk and you will get a lot of steps for your health. Many historic buildings line the street and anchor each end...  more »
  • Thus is the premier shopping street in Vilnius. A lot of good restaurants to suit all pockets. A lot of well known international shops are there.  more »
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