Guided tour “The men of Vilnius”
Winners create the history! Of course, this sonorous phrase is dedicated for men. During the long years Vilnius was a home for noblemen and dukes, saints and state traitors. The tour will start from the story of a special character – magician Twardowski. Once upon a time he called the ghost of Queen Barbora Radvilaitė ! When traveling further we will see the house of Smetona on Tilto street. Of course, we will learn what for this man was deserved and what is the fate of the house. You’ll learn who was Mstislav Dobuzhinsky and what is meant by the term „frames“ („rėmeliai“). Also we will visit The Cathedral, you‘ll learn what men are associated with the emergence and it‘s existence. You will have a possibility to learn about St. Casimir and St. Casimir‘s fairs origin. The guide will introduce to you the intriguing story about Sigismund the Old love adventures and children out of wedlock. Continuing the romantic theme, we‘ll hear about Adomas Mickievičius love for his beloved Marila, as well as about his life and work abroad. You will hear the story of Julius Slowacki sorrow for Liudvika Sniadeckyte and Augustas Bekiu betrayal. Even then, there were plenty of romances and intrigues. Dear Doctor Frank and his love adventures will make you smile! You will learn how well- known Jonas Basanavičius was pulled from the deathbed by his beloved wife. The tour will be finished near the Square of Town Hall, after you‘ll listen the legend about Christopher.
Near the main entrance to the Cathedral (Katedros square 1, Vilnius)