Vilnius has a great number of beautiful panoramic view points. One of my favorite places to take beautiful pictures of Vilnius old town panorama is Bastion Hill – also known as Barbican Hill. From the hill you can spot red tile old town roofs, a lot of churches and bell towers, Gediminas Castle Tower, Presidential Palace.
Further on you’ll see modern city buildings situated across the Neris river and the uptown buildings situated on the outskirts of Vilnius. The way to the hill leads you through the city defense walls, which were built in 16th century, and bastion itself, which was built in the first half of the 17th century.
Nowadays the bastion is a museum, which displays weapons and armory from 15th to 19th century, old cannons, stone cannon balls, chain mails and metal helmets, swards and shields. Currently the bastion is closed to the visitors due to reconstruction.
Expectantly it should be re opened by the end of this summer. Meanwhile, you can enjoy a picturesque view of the Old Town from the Bastion hill.