Vilnius was founded as Lithuania’s capital in the Middle Ages, and went through a long period of peace and prosperity, followed by invasions and subordination by foreign powers. In 1990 it once again became the capital of independent Lithuania, and since then has experienced a remarkable cultural and economic rebirth.
Its complicated history makes it a city of surprises. The city tells a different story to each one of us, at the same time both confident and shy, provincial and cosmopolitan, rooted in the past and starngely divorced from it. This guidebook aims from visitors the pleasure of discovering the city for themselves.