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Artillery Bastion (Basteja)

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Address: Boksto 20/18, Vilnius 01126, Lithuania
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Old Structure

Located on the southeast of Vilnius city center, this structure is within walking distance from the Gates of Dawn. You could see a downhill view of the eastern part of Vilnius... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Evanston, Illinois
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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the southeast of Vilnius city center, this structure is within walking distance from the Gates of Dawn. You could see a downhill view of the eastern part of Vilnius city. A nice structure with a good view.

Thank kiltmaker2
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For us this was quite a walk and if you then get there we found it not so special. But it was getting cold and windy so could be part of it. Bit of a let down after the city centre.

Thank Marjolein C
Novi Sad, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I really enjoyed these place because it was ice weather and we did not need too much time to climb there, and enjoy the beautiful view, it is also nice to see Vilnius at night.

Thank Denilica
Staines, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Artillery Bastion is situated at Boksto 20/18 and is on the edge of the Old Town. Constructed as part of the city defences in the 17th century. Worth a visit.

Thank hulagirlSurrey
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great bastion, or city defense wall. It's nicely preserved and restored where necessary. Certainly worth a visit while in Vilnius!

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McKinney, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Great large bastion along what was the city wall of Vilnius. The bastion is in a very large park on the edge of the old town and has many paths through out the park. The bastion overlooks the Vilnia River.

Thank TexasTraveler7507047
Maldon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

It is a museum that you can visit, but it is also a great place to just walk around and you get a chance to see the part of the city wall. There is a good view of the old town also and you can then walk down the hill to visit a number of sites close by.

Thank Paul A
Turnersville, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Bastion was recently reconstructed and was part of the defensive wall of Vilnius. It is nice to take a walk around and look the panorama over the city and the Three Crosses monument in the near hill. Nothing very special here but deserves a visit if you have time. You can visit it by a short detour from Ausros... More 

Thank Drjaba
Daugavpils, Latvia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

It is a beautiful place, but if you are in a hurry, don't waste your time on it, you can visit it when you have plenty of time. I think Vilnius city council has to give some new life to this place, it seems sadly abandoned.

Thank Jolanta_Sh
Palermo, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Without any doubt one of the must see of the city. Renewed but in full respect of the old style. Not easy to be found, it worths the difficulties!

Thank Davide G

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