Šnipiškės in Vilnius

Enjoy the striking contrasts

Why locals love it

Suffering from some kind of a personality disorder, Šnipiškės is split into two radically different parts. On one side you have towering high-rise buildings and business people in suits, while on the other you have Shanghai – a dodgy and dilapidated wooden neighbourhood.

Why you should visit it

Head here if you’d like to see something a bit different. Questionable characters, drunks, odd markets and office workers somehow fit together perfectly. Šnipiškės is totally unique! Even though the wooden buildings are falling apart, the architecture is still interesting. You’ll certainly get a few odd looks.

Special tip

To find the business district, head north between the two buildings that look like sails – here you'll see the biggest contrast.

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