The Palace of the Grand Dukes, built originally in the 15th century for the rulers of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania has been opened to the public in the official opening ceremony of the Lithuanian Presidency of the EU Council on the 6th July, 2013.
“It is symbolic that we are opening the door behind which issues important to the whole of Europe were resolved at a time when Lithuania stands at the helm of the European Union. From the times of the letters of the Grand Duke Gediminas to 2013, for 690 years, the gates of Vilnius have been open to all Europe. The reconstructed Royal residence should become the heart of culture, art and history and enhance the sense of nationhood and national pride in all Lithuanians, “– said the Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė.
Situated in the best location, right in the heart of Vilnius in the Cathedral square, the Royal Palace was a political, diplomatic and cultural centre of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in 15-17th centuries. Today it is the best place to get a broad overview of the country's history.
Recently rebuild and transformed to the museum the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania offers fantastic facilities for various meetings, gala dinners, receptions. Exclusive Gothic, Renaissance and the early Baroque halls will suit the highest standards andrequirements. The capacity of the biggest hall is 600 delegates and a cosy courtyard can accommodate up to 2000 guests. Exclusive guided tours can be provided for delegates. Discovery of the restored ruins of the original palace foundations, defensive walls, staircases and ruins of many cellars as well as restored impressive ceremonial halls will help to reveal fascinating insights into 500 years of history of Lithuania.
Distinctive event, realized in the unique setting of the Royal Palace will create real moments to remember.