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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Willy Dinata (7 months ago)
The Vilnius Bastion is a historic fortification located in Vilnius, Lithuania. Built in the 16th century as part of the city's defensive system, it served to protect Vilnius from potential attacks. Today, the bastion stands as a well-preserved architectural relic, offering visitors a glimpse into the city's military history.
Chandra Kanth Reddy (8 months ago)
I like the architecture of this defense wall, looks like castle. Not many people in the morning
finn hammern (8 months ago)
Cool historical building i walked past on my way to the hotel. Its right next to a beautiful park.
Nikos Gkekas (8 months ago)
As a structure is impressive and well restored, but there isn't much to see inside. Mostly there is a selection of old weapons, a series if displays explaning the evolution of the old arms (until middle ages) and a small number of displays for the history of Lithuania drom ww1 until end of Soviet era. There is also the option to go to the terrace and admire the views. You need 1 hour to see everything. If you like this kind of museums it is fine. If not, then I do not think it worth the price (6€)
Misma Silfver (9 months ago)
Old defensive structure. To gain access to the viewpoint you do need to buy ticket to the museum (6eur). Which is worth it if you're interested in local history with focus on warfare all the way from stone age. There was also lot of interactive displays for children and kids. So good for families too.
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