Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, Vilnius

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See what once was the political, cultural, and administrative center of the Lithuanian empire at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. It housed the royalty of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, including Grand Duke Alexander of Lithuania, who later became the King of Poland, and Sigismund I the Old and his heirs. The palace was almost completely destroyed in 1801 after the fall of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, but was fully restored and modernized by the government in 2002. Explore the National Museum located inside, displaying historical artifacts and art from across Eastern Europe. Tours will lead you through the architectural development of the palace, the remaining ancient ruins, the Treasury Hall, and the Ceremonial Halls. For Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania and beyond, use our Vilnius online road trip planner to get the most from your Vilnius vacation.
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  • This wonderful experience may be topped with classical music during the week-ends.I recommend checking on that as I've had the exprience twice on my two visits. A classical concert in the inner...  more »
  • Palace is quite big and it takes you about 1.5 hours if you watch it lightly. There are 4 main areas history and archaeology, historical interiors, weaponry & music and then the exhibition...  more »
  • It's great! Amazing castle museum. Highly recommend. Very interesting with lots of information. Well worth the price.
  • Nicely laid out modern museum, giving a good overview of the history of the palace and Lithuania. Best to go just for tours I and II, the others are small and niche. Very text heavy so you might tire quickly.

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