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The Bastion is a Renaissance-style fortification. It consists of a tower installed in the city defense wall, underground gun ports, and a connecting tunnel. The Bastion was built in the first half of the 17th century. There is a picturesque view of the Old Town.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mikael F
Reviewed 6 September 2019 via mobile

Pop in if you are walking past and can get in free with a Vilnius pass but personally I wouldn’t make a special effort to visit. Views of the city from the top of the bastion weren’t as good as being outside the bastion even...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LondonE3Traveller
Reviewed 1 July 2019

I discovered the Artillery Bastion when exploring the old town. It was part of the city wall at one time and was constructed at the beginning of the 17th century.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank palawanismyhome
Reviewed 8 June 2019

This area was fenced off under renovation but you can walk the perimeter and see the old brick walls below the castle and the tower of Gediminas Hill.This is where Vilnius started in the 13th century and although most of Vilnius has been well restored...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 12 April 2019

we visited just from the outside and was still impressed but the icing on the cake was the views from the hill top over the whole of vilnius

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank bas t
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

A great place to take a walk in the warm and sunny weather and you can visit the museum here. From the top of the building there is a wonderful view of the city.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 193agn_m
Reviewed 24 August 2018

The Bastion or City Walls sits on a grassy knoll on the outskirts of the Old Town, commanding impressive views in each direction. The interior features a small museum with an array of armour and other artefacts, while the outside has the usual array of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GeysirGal
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I visited the museum downstairs and the area with the cannons and the magnificent view of the city in late June without a guide. The presentation of the artefacts was more than satisfactory and a lot of info on the history of Vilnius. On display...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank andrianos t
Reviewed 4 May 2018

The Bastion was built in the 16 ct for protecting Vilnius from attacks from the East. Now nicely restored. Not so big exhibition inside : cannons, weapons, ammunition, some recent archaeological discoveries. Audio guide 3 euro, ticket 4 euro. Nice views from the terrasse to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Came across this massive fort looking structure on the way to my hostel. Gorgeous green fields surround this stone area. Looks like a fort from back in the day with a canon up top.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JerryAscione
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