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Bell Tower of Vilnius Cathedral
Ranked #20 of 196 things to do in Vilnius
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The history of one of the oldest and highest towers in Vilnius Old Town goes back to 13th century. In the 16th century the defensive tower was converted into the Cathedral's bell tower and acquired its present appearance in the 19th century. The bell tower contains functioning bells and the earliest surviving clock mechanism in Lithuania. Come, count the steps (that are steep, narrow and impressive) and enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Vilnius! And if you're up for something magnificent, pop by at 5 p.m. to hear the big bells toll around you!
Reviewed 16 October 2018

It was a super place to visit, walking arround, taking some pictures, lovely weather, people were nice and polite.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shelimashrafahmed
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"wooden steps"
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"interesting view"
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"steep steps"
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"vilnius cathedral"
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"old town"
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"entrance fee"
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"the main square"
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"beautiful building"
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"worth a visit"
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"bells"
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"euros"
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

One of the most photograhed objects in the Old town. Entrance fee (4,5€) is quite steep for what you get. Series of wooden steps, some of them very steep. Panoramic views on the top floor are obstructed by metal nets. There should be another solution to make this place more tourist-friendly.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Beautiful tower next to the beautiful Cathedral and not far from the Gediminas hill; part of the main tourism area. The sound of bells is awesome! If you are lucky, you may even get a chance to climb up the tower stairs.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank PanduteDigitalArt
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

This 52 metre tower sits just outside the entrance to the Cathedral itself as a separate building. Don't expect to get in early as it doesn't ,open until 10am, but the small entrance fee is worth it. The bells are accessed via a series of wooden step ways, which are not perhaps for those without a head for heights. For me though it was fine, although some of the steps are not for little legs like mine! There are a few small exhibitions on the various floors between the steps with windows to peer through for wonderful views. Toilets which are free, can be found in the basement.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GeysirGal
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

The entrance fee is not too expensive, and the views from the top are fantastic. If you go when the bells are ringing, you can be in the tower whilst the bells ring next to you...it is amazing (and loud). You also get a birds eye view of the wonderful facade of the cathedral. The only problem is that the views from the top cannot be photographed properly because of metal netting over the windows.
This tower is also very interesting if you like different architecture styles as there are 3 styles going up the tower! Overall, definitely worth a visit!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lotte C
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