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Vilnius : The Bradt City Guide - Howard Jarvis


The Bradt City Guide


Published: 1st July 2006
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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

Acknowledgementsp. VI
Introductionp. VII
How to use this bookp. XI
Contextsp. 1
Historyp. 1
Politicsp. 14
Economy and businessp. 15
Peoplep. 18
Religionp. 19
Culture and festivalsp. 20
Geography and climatep. 24
Planningp. 25
The city - a practical overviewp. 25
When to visitp. 26
Suggested itinerariesp. 27
Tour operatorsp. 29
Red tapep. 31
Customsp. 33
Getting there and awayp. 33
Healthp. 37
Safetyp. 38
What to takep. 39
Moneyp. 39
Practicalitiesp. 42
Changing moneyp. 42
Local mediap. 43
Communicationsp. 44
Embassies in Vilniusp. 46
Hospitals and pharmaciesp. 47
English-language church servicesp. 48
Tourist informationp. 48
Mapsp. 49
Local tour operatorsp. 49
Local transportp. 51
Airport transferp. 51
Buses and trolleybusesp. 51
Car hirep. 52
Taxisp. 53
Cyclingp. 53
Accommodationp. 55
Luxury hotelsp. 56
First-class hotelsp. 59
Mid-range hotelsp. 68
Budget hotels and guesthousesp. 72
Hostelsp. 74
Bed and breakfastp. 75
Eating and drinkingp. 76
Restaurantsp. 77
Cafesp. 86
Entertainment and nightlifep. 91
Opera, ballet and concertsp. 91
Films and theatrep. 94
Bars and clubsp. 95
Gay Vilniusp. 100
Shoppingp. 102
Shopping centresp. 102
Amberp. 103
Bookshopsp. 104
Souvenirsp. 106
Walking toursp. 108
Old Town walkp. 108
Further walksp. 122
Museums and sightseeingp. 130
Museums and galleriesp. 130
Churchesp. 140
Landmarksp. 151
Cemeteriesp. 157
Beyond the cityp. 160
Europa Parkp. 160
Kaunasp. 162
Trakaip. 185
Kernavep. 192
Languagep. 195
Alphabetp. 195
Pronunciationp. 195
Useful words and expressionsp. 196
Further informationp. 201
Booksp. 201
Websitesp. 203
Indexp. 207
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ISBN: 9781841621128
ISBN-10: 1841621129
Series: Bradt Mini Guide
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st July 2006
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 10.8 x 13.3  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.01