Vilnius – the capital of Lithuania is the city situated on the boundary of two ancient – Latin and Byzantine – civilizations. People from all the different nationalities, religions and cultures lived here and have created a colorful city mosaic. Vilnius has one of the largest Old Towns in Central and Eastern Europe where the buildings of different styles and the network of medieval streets are very well preserved. The Old Town of Vilnius is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

In 2023, Lithuania is celebrating a historic event – the 700th anniversary of Vilnius! The time leading up to this jubilee offers you a unique opportunity to discover the legacy built over many centuries, listen to impressive stories and celebrate the future of the city. Spread the news about Vilnius’ anniversary around the world!

Vilnius has always been an important European city and a cultural and scientific centre in its region. So the anniversary of Vilnius is a special event, both for Lithuania and Europe. The 700-year-old city retains its youthful spirit and welcomes the future with open arms. Let’s create a celebration together and travel into a new century of possibilities!

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September 2023 Opera. Connect: Vilnius, a City of Opera

Opera is more than just classic costumes – it’s also about modern technologies. In September 2023, artificial intelligence will blow the dust off one of the first operas performed at the Palace of the Grand Dukes in the 17th century and recreate its sound for the ears of the modern listener. AIopera is a synthesis of history and modernity that is a must for all music lovers.

Project partner – Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre.

More information: Opera connect Vilnius a city of opera


Vilnius Poker: The Exhibition

Works of visual art reflecting one of the most famous Lithuanian novels will ask us what kind of character Vilnius is today, and how we envision it to be in the future. However, the exhibition makes no promises of offering one correct answer, because it doesn’t exist. Your version is part of the Vilnius puzzle.

Project partner – MO Museum.

More information: Vilnius Poker at the MO museum

Pavilion: Vilnius 200 Years Ago

For Vilnius’ 700th anniversary, a new exhibition space will be opened in the capital – the Vilnius 200 Years Ago Pavilion. Here, visitors will have a chance to get acquainted with the people of 19th-century Vilnius and their city. At the heart of the exhibition is a model of the city created using unique archival material, showing the totality of the city as a living organism.

Project partner – National Museum of Lithuania.

More information: Pavilion Vilnius 200 years ago

Vilnius Poker: The Film

Vilnius is constantly changing, but the city’s DNA remains the same. Ricardas Gavelis’ novel Vilnius Poker is a timeless ode to Vilnius that still hasn’t lost its relevance now, more than three decades later. For the capital’s anniversary, Vilnius Poker is coming back to life on the big screen and in exhibition and concert halls. Film director Donatas Ulvydas has taken on the impressive feat of giving the legendary work of literature a visual body.

Project partners – Donatas Ulvydas and Artbox.

More information: Vilnius Poker the Film


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