Vilnius County is the most known and the most visited by tourists region in Lithuania. Includes the capital of the country of Vilnius and surrounding rural areas. Trakai with an impressive castle on the island stands out from the local towns.
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius is a city with a history dating back to the 14th century. During the times of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth it was an administrative center of comparable rank to Krakow and Warsaw. His Old Town has been inscribed on the UNESCO list.
The most important monuments of Vilnius include the Gediminas Tower, the Gothic churches of St. Nicholas and Saint. Anna, the magnificent baroque church of St. Piotr and Paweł in Antokol or a classical cathedral with distinguished crypts. The spiritual heart of Vilnius and the whole of Lithuania is the Gate of Dawn, where the miraculous image of the Mother of God is located. Due to its connections with Poland, Vilnius is very often visited by Poles who are looking for traces of Mickiewicz, Słowacki or Marshal Piłsudski here.
Trakai is the second tourist center of the region next to Vilnius. On the island on Lake Galwe, there is the Gothic castle of Prince Witold. A wooden bridge leads to the castle, and you can also go boating on the lake. In Trakai itself there is also a gothic parish church, Tyszkiewicz palace and Karaite kienesa. The city is also known for cultivating Karaim traditions and their cuisine.