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As the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius is also the country’s largest city. It is located in the southeast of the country. The city is known for the fabulous baroque architecture of the expansive Old Town and is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Vilnius is not only the economic centre of Lithuania, but is also one of the largest financial centres of all the Baltic States. One area of economic growth in Vilnius is in their advanced solar and laser technology centre. The solar manufacturing companies located in the city include Arginta, Precizika and Baltic Solar. Ekspla and Eksma are laser technology companies, with both Fermentas Thermo Fisher and Sicor Biotech operating in the field of biotechnological manufacturing. One of the largest employers in Vilnius is the international corporation, Barclays. There are many buildings with available serviced offices in this Lithuanian city.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Shopping in Vilnius provides options that include boutique-style shops. The most sought after souvenir is Baltic Amber, but other treasures include antiques, cognac, and eclectic clothing choices. There are many restaurant options in the city, with prices for any budget and food for any craving. One choice is Apuokas, a popular bar and restaurant in the Old Town of Vilnius. The specialty is a local dish known as cenachai, a meat and potato dish that resembles a thick stew. Another reputable option is Garden Brassiere. It is situated in the Vilnius Hotel, right in the middle of town. The restaurant offers traditional local dishes as well as French cooking.
The Vilnius International Airport is the largest international and domestic airport in Lithuania and is located just 6 km (3.72 miles) south of the city centre. There is a bus service from the airport to the city centre and the business district of Vilnius, as well as a train service from the airport to the central railway station. The Vilnius Railway Station is situated just south of the city centre. This station provides daily connections to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Warsaw, and Minsk. The bus station is across the street from the main train station in Vilnius. Local public transportation within the city is by bus or trolley, with interchangeable tickets used for each one.