The Radisson Blu Lietuva is only a 10-minute walk from Vilnius’ intriguing Old Town, a fine display of Lithuanian architecture and tradition. A total of 1,487 buildings comprise this UNESCO World Heritage site that exemplifies the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical movements. The business and commercial sections of the city make up the New City Center, with its modern architecture and style. For a unique way to the see the city, try a hot air balloon ride that gives you a bird’s-eye view of the juxtaposition of the old and the new city sights.
- Vilnius Planetarium – 94 m: Take the opportunity to experience a tour of planets, stars and galaxies. The planetarium is primarily for research and students at the university, but it is open to groups that pre-book a tour.
- Casino Admiral – 250 m: This modern casino is on Konstitucijos Avenue, just like the hotel, and is thus only a few minutes’ walk away.
- Cathedral Basilica – 1.9 km: Dating back to the 13th century, the Vilnius Cathedral stands in the heart of the city at the base of the castle hill. Being Lithuania’s main Roman Catholic Church, it was granted the title of ‘Basilica’ by Pope Pius XI in 1922. With a stunning neo-classical architectural style, the cathedral houses art works and the oldest fresco in Lithuania.
- Vilnius University – 2 km. The popular university was founded in 1579 and is one of the oldest in Northern Europe. The buildings highlight several eras and styles, from Gothic to Classicism, making the campus a must see for architecture lovers.
- Old Town – 2.2 km: Take a short walk from the hotel and find yourself absorbed by the magnificent architecture – gothic, renaissance, baroque and neoclassical – of the Old Town quarters. Stroll around the streets along beautiful buildings and elegant palaces, breathe the air of history and discover the local culture. Vilnius Old Town is also the place for evening entertainment, like performances and concerts.
- Presidential Palace – 2.2 km: Built in the square of Simonas Daukantas just outside the university area, the palace dates back to the 14th century. Over the years it has been renovated and its surrounding park has been expanded. Join any of the guided tours to explore the buildings that are now the official residence of the President of Lithuania.
- St. Anne’s Church – 2.7 km: This Gothic architecture masterpiece, which has not changed for over 500 years, has become one of the most well-known symbols of Vilnius.
- Uzupis – 3 km: Almost encircled by the river Vilnia, the Uzupis area embraces you in a bohemic atmosphere of wall-paintings and vivid art life along the cobbled streets. Being a self-claimed republic, Uzupis is the home to creatives and artists, not unlike Montmartre in Paris.
- Vichy Aqua Park – 3.7 km: Bring the family and play around or just relax in this Polynesian-inspired water park, which is packed with attractions like wave pools, water slides, sauna and Jacuzzi.
- Akropolis Entertainment & Shopping Center – 3.9 km: This shopper’s paradise just north of the city center, hosts a wide range of boutiques and brands, from sports shoes to high-end fashion. Here there is something for everyone. The mall also offers services and leisure activities, like cinema and casino.
- Gate of Dawn – 5.5 km: One of the remaining gates that were built into the city wall is the world-famous The Lady Gate of Dawn, with a painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary, commonly named ‘Vilnius Madonna’. The sight attracts more than half a million visitors per year.
- Europos Parkas – 20 km: This open-air museum, exhibiting sculptures and other art from all over the world, is well worth a visit if you decide to spend a day in the landscape outside Vilnius.