A monument to the Gaon of Vilna stands near where the Great Synagogue once stood. (Photo credit: Ruth Ellen Gruber/JTA)

Vilnius

Vilnius: Eastern Europe’s undiscovered cultural gem

Stunning architecture and historical charm are sure to lure any traveler to Vilnius, once Europe’s Jewish intellectual capital

Vilnius is one of Eastern Europe’s cultural gems, named a UNESCO heritage site for its preservation of medieval architecture. The city’s stunning architecture and historical charm are sure to lure any traveler. Vilnius’s vibrant art scene and proximity to the Baltic Sea also make it a must-see vacation stop.