Vilnius with Kaunas: The Bradt City Guide (Bradt Mini Guide)

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Vilnius completes a trilogy of Bradt pocket-size guides to the Baltic capitals, providing all the essential listings and background on these new European members. Highlights of each city quarter are presented in a comprehensive city tour that takes in the cathedral, archaeological exhibitions, the old university with its astronomical observatory, and the Gates of Dawn (Lithuania's most famous place of pilgrimage). No stay in Vilnius would be complete without a visit to the nearby Trakai National Park, with its picturesque medieval island castle and old town, home to the Karaites sect.

This guide features:
>Exploring Vilnius's Old Town, castles, churches, and monuments
>Hotel suggestions to suit every budget and taste
>Restaurants, including local specialties and where to find live folk music
>Transportation within and beyond the city, and other practicalities

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A city of cathedrals, castles and a KGB museum, Vilnius is the up-and-coming destination for a weekend break with a difference. Dance along cobbled streets to the music of summer festivals, marvel at the vibrant architecture of a city that has witnessed numerous historical conflicts, and see why Napoleon fell in love with St. Anne's Church during his forays here in 1812. Lithuania's capital has been named the European Capital of Culture for 2009; let the Bradt city guide introduce you to the city's beguiling blend of old and new. *Accommodation, restaurants, cafes, and bars*Culture--from the Amber Museum to the Fire Sculptures Festival*Useful langugage guide*City and transport maps in color*Beyond the city, including detailed sections on Kaunas and Trakai

About the Author:

Howard Jarvis lives in Vilnius and edits several local magazines including VilniusNow!
A tour leader specializing in Eastern Europe and the Far East, Neil Taylor is also the author of Bradt’s Estonia and co-author of Baltic Capitals.

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