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 at 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 that can’t be forgotten! The bell tower is home to 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 its a 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.