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Vilnius compass: a granite engraved cloud book about the history of Europe and Lithuania


A historical symbol decorating the Town Hall Square was officially opened in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania – official name of this unique sculpture – Vilnius compass.

The piece of art is incorporated into the pavement as a natural city landmark which is a stylized image of the compass rose that is a mosaic of 100 pieces of granite, symbolically representing the number 100, due to the celebration of the Centennial of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania. The bronze medals include the Coat of Arms of the Radziwill family – one of the richest and one of the most influential noble families’ in Europe and in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania dating back to the XVI-XVII centuries. Radziwill family used to be compared with the Habsburg dynasty by its power in Europe.

Vilnius compass – is probably one of its kind in Europe and all the world, as it has engraved internet reference to The Prince of Winds – the cloud book, which is available now to all the city guests to download in 3 languages to their mobile devices free of charge.

Source: Vilnius Tourist Information Centre
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