Bastion Hill Vilnius

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Bastion Hill – A picturesque view of the Old Town

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.

The hill is a perfect spot to enjoy a picturesque view of the Old Town and a good place to have a picnic! If the weather is not perfect for a picnic, however, you can visit the barbican museum, which is part of the Vilnius defensive wall remaining constructed in 16th century.

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Details about this spot



Bokšto g. 20/18, Vilnius

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Opening Times

Bastion museum Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00 | Bastion hill open 24 hours daily


Adult ticket: € 4


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