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  • Address: Bokšto gatvė 20/18, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Admission: 2 Euro

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Artillery Bastion (Basteja) Tours

The Artillery Bastion in Vilnius is one of the last surviving parts of the city’s old defensive wall. Built in the 17th century, it is a horseshoe shaped building with a tower and connecting tunnel. Damaged during the Russian occupation in the late part of the 17th century, the bastion gradually lost its defensive function. By the beginning of the 19th century, most of the defensive wall had been destroyed and the bastion was turned into a garbage dump for the city.

Reconstruction of the bastion began in 1966 as the tower was rebuilt and the tunnel and interior rooms were renovated. A museum opened within the bastion in 1987 and there visitors can see weapons and armor from the 15th to 19th centuries, as well as cannons and stone cannon shells. A viewing platform also offers a nice view of Vilnius’ Old Town.

Practical Info

The Artillery Bastion is within walking distance of Vilnius’ Old Town. The nearest bus stop is at Ausros Vartai, where buses 13, 31, 34, 74, 88 and 102N stop. From there, it is just a couple blocks to the bastion. Guided tours are available in the Lithuanian, Russian and English languages, but tours in a foreign language must be ordered in advance by phone or e-mail.

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Panoramic Vilnius Walking Tour of the Republic of Uzupis, Vilnius, null
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Panoramic Vilnius Walking Tour of the Republic of Uzupis

This tour covers panoramas from different places around old town and a visit to the bohemian Vilnius district – the Republic of Uzupis, which has his own ...  Read more

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.96
Private Vilnius Evening Ghost Walking Tour, Vilnius, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Vilnius Evening Ghost Walking Tour

Enjoy this every 2-hour private walking ghost tour of Vilnius. You will learn about many different myths and legends, horror stories, various war stories and ...  Read more

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $17.99
Private Vilnius Old Town Walking Tour, Vilnius, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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Private Vilnius Old Town Walking Tour

This private walking tour starts at the very heart of Vilnius - the Valley of Shventaragis and finishes at the miraculous image of the Madonna in Gate of Dawn.

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $12.59
2-Hour Segway Tours in Vilnius, Vilnius, Private Sightseeing Tours
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2-Hour Segway Tours in Vilnius

Enjoy a 2-hour Segway tour when visiting Vilnius. Sightsee on a Segway, an attractive vehicle for traveling several kilometers along winding paths, parks, old ...  Read more

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.98

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