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See what once was the political, cultural, and administrative center of the Lithuanian empire at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. It housed the royalty of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, including Grand Duke Alexander of Lithuania, who later became the King of Poland, and Sigismund I the Old and his heirs. The palace was almost completely destroyed in 1801 after the fall of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, but was fully restored and modernized by the government in 2002. Explore the National Museum located inside, displaying historical artifacts and art from across Eastern Europe. Tours will lead you through the architectural development of the palace, the remaining ancient ruins, the Treasury Hall, and the Ceremonial Halls. For Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania and beyond, use our Vilnius online road trip planner to get the most from your Vilnius vacation.
Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania Reviews
This palace is a must see . Several hours needed to see all displays. Lockers and cafe are nice. Audio guide worth a listen. Cafe has limited hours. more »
Ubicado atrás de la Catedral antes de llegar a la Torre de Gediminas, es un edificio de gran tamaño que vale la pena visitar ya que estás por ahí. more »Located behind the Cathedral before reaching the Tower of Gediminas, it is a large building that is worth visiting since you are out and about.
This is a great museum where you can travel back in time to the era when the city of Vilnius was established. The building was rebuilt from the ground, and it contains treasures of architecture, art and craftsmanship. You should take audio guide and try 3D virtual reality session too. The place is interesting even for small children - there is places where they can sit and draw, also there is interactive consoles where you can play puzzle games with pictures from historical moments. The staff is very polite and helpful. If you have baby stroller they offer lifts and guide you to the easiest paths. All in all, its the place worth visiting.
The museum was very well done with interesting items on display. There were artworks, historical artifacts, medieval armor and weapons, completely reconstructed rooms and various texts about the country's history. There is also an observation tower with a nice view. Very fair price, especially for a student. Free storage of items before entering. Employees were very helpful.
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