St. Johns Bell Tower Vilnius

Image by Šarūnas Andriušaitis

St. Johns Bell Tower – Panoramic jewel

Stop! Hammer time! Well not really, actually. It’s rather time to elevate your trip. And by elevating I am speaking about a stunning panorama in the very middle of the city.

The famous bell tower of St. Johns church is beyond doubt my favorite place to gasp at the old roofs of Vilnius old town. This tower is the highest building in the old town. Standing tall with 68 meters from the ground. That is even higher than the Gediminas tower. And less touristy.

For all the hyperactive ones (including me) there is a bunch of wooden stairs to beat before reaching the square panoramic pitch at the top, but if you’re feeling a bit lazy today – no worries, there is a modern elevator to get you to your destination.

Also, another wonderful thing can’t be forgotten! The bell tower is home for the Foucault’s pendulum. There is only a single unit of this scientific marvel in Lithuania and you can see it inside of this bell tower. I do not want to sound like a salesman, but it’s package deal you shouldn’t miss during your stay in Vilnius!

P.S. Don’t bother going there if the weather is very rainy and windy, the bell tower will be most likely closed on these occasions.

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Details about this spot



Šv. Jono gatvė 12, Vilnius

Telephone number


Opening Times

10:00 - 18:30 daily


Adult ticket: € 3


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)