Birthday of the Bell Tower

Having become one of Vilnius’s symbols since opening its doors eight years ago, the Vilnius Cathedral Bell Tower is inviting visitors to join its birthday celebrations on 14th May! On birthday the Bell Tower visitors will have the opportunity to not only see the display but also look for presents hidden in the tower’s numerous nooks and crannies. 

The Bell Tower is not a traditional museum, and its main exhibit is the tower itself, which has masonry dating back as far as the 13th century. After climbing up a fascinating wooden structure, the visitors will discover the oldest clock mechanism in the city, which still works and keeps the time, as well as a panoramic view of the city at a height of 45 metres. In 2002, six new bells, which were a gift to Vilnius Cathedral and the city itself from the Archdiocese of Cologne, were consecrated in Cathedral Square and lifted into the tower. Four of them toll every day at 5 o’clock. It is a memorable, captivating moment and an opportunity to appreciate the great bells up-close as you feel them ringing with your whole body. All of the largest bells in the tower can be heard during Mass, processions and important religious events.

In May to September, the Bell Tower is open to visitors on work days and Saturdays from 10 am to 7 pm. A single ticket is 5 Euros, a discounted ticket is 3 Euros.

For more information call 8-600-12080 or write


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