42nd International bridge festival "Vilnius Cup"

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Dear Friends,

It is great pleasure to welcome all players to the 42nd International bridge festival "Vilnius Cup", which will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania, from 4th till 6th of September, 2015.

International bridge festival "Vilnius Cup" has long history.

The numerous prizes and awards will supplement your pleasant moments in Vilnius - wonderful city with many secrets, outstanding architecture and friendly people. We hope that you will enjoy great city, great people, great bridge, and great memories will bring you back each year!

If you have any questions, comments, or problems, please do not hesitate to contact organizers of the festival.

Looking forward for meeting you in Vilnius,

On behalf of Organizing Committee
Sonata Simanaitiene



Vilnius is a distant and mysterious city, lost in the middle of Europe. It is the city of myths and poetry. The city of spaces and contrasts, where forests make their way to the city center, while a still operating UNESCO protected century-old prison is just two minutes away from the Parliament.

Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania. It is situated in southeastern Lithuania at the confluence of the Neris and Vilnele rivers, close to a site claimed to be the Geographical Centre of Europe (its location is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records).

Vilnius is a cosmopolitan city with diverse architecture. For centuries Vilnius has been called "The Jerusalem of the North" for its tolerance and multiculturalism. The same streets host Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches, the biggest Eastern European synagogue was standing in Vilnius until the end of the WWII, and you can still spot pagan symbols on church crosses (Lithuania was the last European country to accept Christianity).
There are 65 churches in Vilnius. Like most medieval towns, Vilnius was developed around its Town Hall. The streets of the old town meander between palaces, churches, shops and craftsmen's workrooms. Narrow, curved streets and intimate courtyards developed in the radial layout of medieval Vilnius. Vilnius Old Town, the historical centre of Vilnius, is one of the largest in Europe.

The buildings in the old town were built over several centuries, creating a blend of many different architectural styles. Although Vilnius is known as a Baroque city, there are buildings of Gothic (St. Anne's Church), Renaissance, and other styles. Their combination is also a gateway to the historic centre of the capital. Owing to its uniqueness, the Old Town of Vilnius was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994.

Vilnius is also known as one of the greenest European capitals because of the abundance of trees and parks.

We are inviting you to take participation in the international bridge festival Vilnius Cup and to take a chance to walk in the narrow streets of The Jerusalem of the North.

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