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The Bastion of Vilnius City Wall

+370 5 261 2149
Bokšto g. 20 / Subačiaus g. 18

II–VII 10.00 – 18.00

Adult 4 EUR

Free with Vilnius City Card

The Bastion of Vilnius City Wall

This is part of the Vilnius Defensive Wall, often called “barbican”. The Bastion is a Renaissance-style fortification characterised by its original construction. It consists of a tower installed 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.

Museum  is closed on public holidays

See also