Name: Vilnius - European Capital of Culture
Date of Issue: 11 April 2009
2,15 Lt: Monument to Gediminas and Gediminas' Tower
Dozens of European cities have participated in the project European Capital of Culture launched in 1985 under the initiative of the European Commission. For 2009, the title of the European Capital of Culture has been awarded to Vilnius, the capital of the Republic of Lithuania, celebrating the Millennium Anniversary of the country's name.
Vilnius, one of the most beautiful capitals of European countries, has wonderful examples of architecture from the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism periods. Its Old Town, one of the largest urbanistic complexes in Eastern Europe, the origins of which are going back as far as the Middle Ages, was included into the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009