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The Mermaid of Užupis

In the Vilnius neighborhood of Užupis—which translates to “place beyond the river”—the statue of a distraught looking mermaid sits on the edge of the Vilnia River.

Created by sculptor Romas Vilčiauskas, the little bronze mermaid has become an emblem of the Užupis neighborhood. It has been likened to Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid and is surrounded by the local superstition that those who fail to resist the mermaid’s charms will live out their days in Užupis. Užupis, which is largely located in Vilnius’ Old Town, is a beautiful enclave of history, street art, and historic homes. So, staying in Užupis would not be the worst of fates. 

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