Stebuklas

10.02 reviews
Sights and Museums, Entertainment
Ranked #36 in Vilnius things to do
Popular with:
  • 9.8
    History Buffs
  • 7.4
    Spiritual Seekers
Write Review
Bookmark
Katedros aikste 1, Vilnius, Lithuania
Edit info

Member Reviews(2)

Sort by
Most Helpful
Tbilisi, Georgia

Stebuklas in Lithuanian means 'miracle' and refers to a tile hidden in Cathedral Square plaza. It is believed to have wish-granting properties but also marks an important day in the country's history. On August 23, 1989, when the country was still part of the Soviet Union, around two million people created a human chain across Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania, the longest unbroken human chain in history. It started from the Estonian capital Tallinn, went through Riga, and ended in Vilnius right at the stebuklas. The chain made a powerful statement to the Soviet government and carried an emotional message of national sovereignty to the whole world. This lead to the restoration of independence in those countries.

Recommended for:History Buffs
Helpful
Report
Turin, Italy
First to Review

Nel 1989 una catena umana di due milioni di lituani, estoni e lettoni unì Tallinn a Vilnius passando per Riga per manifestare pacificamente a favore dell'indipendenza delle tre repubbliche baltiche. Uno degli estremi della catena era costituito da questa piccola mattonella di 40 centimetri di lato, detta Stebuklas (significa "miracolo"). Si trova sulla piazza della cattedrale tra il campanile e la chiesa, tra migliaia di altre mattonelle, ma la riconoscerete di certo. Pare che chi la calpesta e fa tre piroette, avrà esaudito il suo desiderio...

Recommended for:Budget TravelersHistory BuffsSpiritual Seekers
Helpful
Report
Stebuklas

Show Nearby Places

Loading...
54.6857325.286947
Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square
Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square
10.03 reviews
Distance: 0.09 mi
Skapo Apartments
Skapo Apartments
9.02 reviews
Distance: 0.14 mi
Hotel Senatoriai
Hotel Senatoriai
Distance: 0.07 mi
The Narutis Hotel
The Narutis Hotel
9.36 reviews
Distance: 0.25 mi
View all
Vilnius Cathedral
Vilnius Cathedral
9.89 reviews
Sights and Museums, Church
Distance: 0.03 mi
Cathedral Square
Cathedral Square
9.25 reviews
Outdoors, Plaza
Distance: 0.01 mi
National Museum of Lithuania
National Museum of Lithuania
9.04 reviews
Sights and Museums, History Museum
Distance: 0.14 mi
Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania
Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania
10.04 reviews
Sights and Museums, Castle or Palace
Distance: 0.09 mi
View all
Šventaragio Sodas
Šventaragio Sodas
10.02 reviews
Vegetarian, International, Cafe
Distance: 0.09 mi
Boom Burgers Lithuania
Boom Burgers Lithuania
8.04 reviews
American
Distance: 0.05 mi
Vero Cafe
Vero Cafe
9.02 reviews
Contemporary
Distance: 0.05 mi
Knygynas VAGA
Knygynas VAGA
8.01 review
Cafe
Distance: 0.11 mi
View all
Report this place