A Regal Rebirth - Vilnius' Royal Palace

  • 2009-06-30
Some tourists wonder what kind of construction is going on in the Cathedral Square, the very heart of Vilnius. The answer is simple: the building process of the Royal Palace goes on. In 2000, a group of Lithuanian intellectuals established the Royal Palace Restoration Foundation for the rebuilding of the palace behind the Vilnius Cathedral. The palace, which used to be a symbol of Lithuanian statehood, was neglected and completely destroyed some six years after the Russian Empire occupied the Lithuanian Grand Duchy in 1795. The Russian Empire had no interest in p...
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