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- Gediminas Tower
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- Late Medieval (1300AD-1500AD)
- 1400AD - 1499AD
- The Gate of Dawn, The Lithuanian National Museum ,
about Gediminas Tower
Gediminas Tower in Vilnius is the only remaining structure of what was once the city’s Upper Castle. The Upper Castle was one of three castles in Vilnius, all of which suffered a series of attacks in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, particularly by the Teutonic Order.
Named after the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Gediminas, who first built fortifications on this site in the fourteenth century, the remaining Gediminas Tower actually dates back to the fifteenth century, when the Upper Castle was reconstructed under Vytautas.
Today, Gediminas Tower is open to the public as part of the Vilnius Castle Museum. Inside it houses models of what the castle once looked like and it has an observation deck from which you can get great views of the city’s UNESCO-listed historic quarter.
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Address: Arsenalo St. 5, 01143 Vilnius, Lithuania
Phone: +370 5 261 7453
Located in Vilnius in Lithuania. Visitors can climb up the hill or use the funicular to get there (costs 2-3Lt return). Buses 2, 3, 4, 14 and 17 stop nearby.
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