While walking the winding, cobblestone streets of the Old Town, marvelling at only limited views on the city's buildings, you wander how it would look like as a whole. Fortunately, it is possible to walk up the Castle hill from which position a wide panorama of the city and its river opens up to you.
The walk itself is not even tiresome, it rises less than 50 meters above the Cathedral square below it. It is the very origin of the city, and now the Lithuanian flag flies defiantly and proudly over the city from the very top of the castle.
But probably the main reward for the climb up is the unhindered view of the city and its many spires. You can spot almost any church in the Old Town, wonder at their colours and their ensemble, but also see as far as the outskirts where the typical, awful 1950s highrise buildings stick out into the skies.
Personal travel impressions both in words and images from Gedimino Castle (Lithuania). Clicking on the pictures enlarges them and enables you to send the picture as a free e-card or download it for personal use, for instance, on your weblog. Or click on the map above to visit more places close to Gedimino Castle.
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