Bastion of Vilnius City Wall

Vilnius, Lithuania

The bastion is a Renaissance-style fortification and surviving part of the Vilnius Defensive Wall. It consists of a tower merged in the city defence wall, underground gun ports and a connecting corridor, which turns into a 48-metre long tunnel. The bastion was built in the first half of the 17th century by the German military engineer Friedrich Getkant. The Bastion was severely damaged during the wars with Moscow in the middle of the 17th century. During World Wars I and II, German military arsenals were located in the building. You can enjoy a picturesque view of the Old Town from the Bastion terrace.

In 2007 the renovation works of the Bastion of Vilnius Defensive Wall were commenced. The Bastion has been closed for visitors since 2008.

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Founded: 17th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Lithuania

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john mackin (4 years ago)
Good attraction pretty cheap and very informative. All displays are in Lithuanian and English. Especially liked the info about the basalisk.
Planet Airlines (4 years ago)
The Bastion of Vilnius, City wall, this is part of the Vilnius Defensive Wall, it's a Renaissance-style fortification characterised by its original construction. It consists of a tower installed in the city defence wall, underground gun ports and a connecting corridor, which turns into a 48-metre long tunnel. The Bastion was built in the first half of the 17th century.
Stephen Nosalik (4 years ago)
The Vilnius bastion is definitely off the beaten path for all the organised tours. When we went we really had it to ourselves and a few locals walking by without stopping.
Ramunė Vaičiulytė (4 years ago)
You must come near it to the hill - will see amazing Vilniys view. Especially, at night!
Yevheniia (4 years ago)
There is a small museum inside. Nice views from its walls. It was an interestig experience which helped us to complete the understanding of Lithuanian history
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