The exclusive panoramic view of Vilnius can be admired from the highest building in the Old Town – the campanile of St. John’s Church (68 m). Having climbed 193 authentic wooden stairs, the view of the Old Town and spanless distances of Vilnius can be admired as if from the bird’s eye view. A modern lift is installed in the historical campanile for visitors to access the overlook site in the height of 45 m.
Visitors are usually fascinated by Foucault’s Pendulum demonstrating the effect of rotation of the Earth. The socket of pendulum entrenchment is installed on the second floor of campanile tower. From a special platform, it is possible to watch how the pendulum swings and how a ball of weight of some tens of kilograms hung on a thin cable moves around over a marble dial base. During the day, the swinging ball changes its position and imitates the rotation of the Earth.
INFORMATION FOR VISITORS:
The entrance to overlook site costs 3 EUR for adults and 1,5 EUR for pupils, students, pensioners and the disabled persons.
Those wishing to visit only the campanile can access the place from St. John’s Street or through the Grand Courtyard. Those wishing to visit the yards of the architectural ensemble of Vilnius University, will be able to see them for an additional price of 1,5 EUR.
You are invited to visit the campanile from May to September, from Monday to Sunday between 10.00 and 18.30.