Uzupis, Vilnius, Lithuania

Quirky Vilnius: The Republic of Uzupis

Approaching the bridge over the River Vilnia on Uzupio gatve in Vilnius, two large signs welcome you to the Republic of Uzupis. Yes, the capital city of Lithuania is also home to its very own republic as Uzupis declared its “independence” on April 1, 1997.  While it has its own president, prime minister, anthem and …

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