Friday, April 17, 2009

Vilnius Town Hall

Hi everyone! My name's Karina and I'm from Lithuania, Vilnius. I'm studying at Vilnius Gabijos gymnasium. I would like to share my collected information about Vilnius Town Hall.

Vilnius Town Hall is a historical town hall in the square of the same name in the Old Town of Vilnius, Lithuania. The town hall in Vilnius was mentioned for the first time in 1432. Initially it was a Gothic style building, and has since been reconstructed many times. The current Vilnius Town Hall was rebuilt in neoclassical style according to the design by Laurynas Gucevicius in 1799. It has remained unchanged since then. Nowadays it is used for representational purposes as well as during the visits of foreign state officials and rulers, including George Walker Bush and Queen Elizabeth II. The Town Hall Square is located at the end of the Pilies Street. The Town Hall Square was the place where various celebrations were announced such as meetings with important guests and foreign rulers and family festivals of local noblemen. Nowadays it’s a traditional centre of trade and events in Vilnius.

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