Political centre of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania from the 13th to the end of the 18th century, Vilnius has had a profound influence on the cultural and architectural development of much of eastern Europe. Despite invasions and partial destruction, it has preserved an impressive complex of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and classical buildings as well as its medieval layout and natural setting.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|ii||To exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design.||All|
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|Tour through Vilnius en||0.3km||site_izi|
|Palace of Concerts and Sports||2019||0.5km||site_ao|
|The Church of St. Anne||2018||0.4km||site_ao|
|The Mermaid of Užupis||2018||0.7km||site_ao|
|Why There’s a Frank Zappa Memorial in Lithuania||2017||1.2km||site_ao|
|Vilnil Museum of Illusions||2017||1.1km||site_ao|
|Department of Public Health, Vilniaus Gatve 33||0.9km||site_brutalism|
|Vilnius Concert and Sports Palace (Vilniaus Sporto R?mai)||1965||0.5km||site_brutalism|
|Lithuania… Hidden arts of Vilnius – Independent.ie||2019||0.9km||post|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.