Helen Mirren got a chance to visit and meet the former President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė, who gave her a present – honey made by the bees she keeps.
There used to be a monument to Catherine the Great in Vilnius Cathedral Square, from 1903 to 1915.
What to do when you need a real-size authentic ship from the 18th century? Build it. That’s what they did for the Catherine The Great in Vilnius. A huge three-floor ship was built recreating it to the tiniest details – even the ship ropes similar to those of the appropriate period had to be sent from UK.
If you’re a true film buff, take a look at Vilnius On Screen, our newest publication of films shot in Vilnius. You’ll find some wonderful trivia facts and great insider information on some world-renowned films and television productions. Watching them on the screen will be a different experience once you know exactly where they were filmed – the city of Pripyat recreated in Vilnius Fabijoniskes district for the Chernobyl series or Vilnius Cathedral turned into St. Peter’s Basilica with Swiss guards protecting the building from the Nazis.
If you’re a true film buff, take a look at this publication of films shot in Vilnius.