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National Museum of Lithuania in Vilnius
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[an error occurred while processing this directive] Vilnius Historic Centre is a World Heritage Site recognising the Old Town section of Vilnius, Lithuania. Vilnius Old Town covers 3.59 sq km (887 acres). The area, which has developed over centuries, today has some 1,487 buildings, many of which of historic significance. There are 70 streets and 74 quarters in the area.


Pilies Street, Vilnius
Pilies Street, Vilnius
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The main street in Vilnius Historic Centre is Pilies Street, which is today vibrant with street life and cafés. A section of the Old Town, called the Vilnius University Architectural Ensemble, covers one of the most beautiful part of the Old Town.

There are many important buildings in Vilnius Historic Centre. They are listed as follows:
  1. All Saints Church
  2. Cathedral of the Theotokos
  3. Cathedral Square
  4. Gate of Dawn
  5. Gediminas Tower
  6. House of the Signatories
  7. Lithuanian National Drama Theatre
  8. National Museum of Lithuania
  9. Presidential Palace
  10. Radziwill Palace
  11. Royal Palace
  12. Slushko Palace
  13. St. Anne's Church
  14. St. Nicholas Church
  15. Three Crosses
  16. Tyzenhaus Palace
  17. Vilnius Castle Complex
  18. Vilnius Cathedral
  19. Vilnius City Hall
  20. Vilnius Dungeons

Pilies Street at night, Vilnius
Pilies Street at night, Vilnius
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Vilnius Historic Centre was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 18th session of the World Heritage Committee Phuket, Thailand, 12 - 17 December, 1994.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N54 41 12.012 E25 17 35.016
Inscription Year: 1994
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, IV
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