Taxi in Vilnius
From the bus station in Vilnius, we go by taxi to our new accommodation. But we choose none of the waiting taxis. Vilmantė who we met in Riga had given us a valuable tip. Under the number +370 611 11111, we get the cheapest taxis. They cost is about a third, but the drivers usually speak only Lithuanian. But friendly passers-by at the bus station help us communicate with the head office. Moreover, we get a fancy electric car.
This time we have not booked a hotel, but an apartment. We booked the Rentida Apartments in Šv. Mikalojaus str. 5 via Booking.com*. Our apartment is very tastefully decorated, slightly Asiatic. In the same building is also an Azia Spa.
We have a living room with a kitchenette, a private bedroom, and a bathroom. A washing machine is particularly important to us.
Everything makes a very clean and well-kept impression.
The location is central. All highlights of the city are all within easy walking distance.
First steps in Vilnius
We set off to gather first impressions of Vilnius. Near our apartment is one of the oldest streets in the Old Town, the Vokieciu gatve. Here is a fountain, that resembles the Maskrosbollen fountain in Stockholm. But this one is a little smaller.
The Maskrosbollen fountain was built after sketches by the Swedish politician Anita Modin and shall remind of a faded dandelion.
In front of the Vilnius City Hall, one has set up a crane. It is for the dinner in the sky. A banquet table with all guests is lifted high in the air during the meal so that one also can enjoy the view.
Across the street is one of the most important churches of Vilnius, the Kazimir Church. The Jesuits brought the Baroque architectural style to Vilnius.
The church was inaugurated in 1609. Namesake is St. Casimir, the patron saint of Lithuania. The crown of the grand prince of Lithuania thrones on top of the dome.
We walk along the Didzioji g. direction north up to the Orthodox Church of St. Paraskeva. Often burnt down and rebuilt, the church reopened in 1990.
Due to heavy rain, we decide to go back to our apartment.
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