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9 hasn' t escaped the attention of UNESCO, who list it as a World Heritage Site. Next to pure baroque and masterpieces of perfect Gothic, you may encounter buildings characterised by mixed styles - Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance. They all blend together in Vilnius. The unforgettable atmosphere created by the people, the quiet flow of the river, the greenness of the forests breaking through the city' s very heart and the toll of the bells in numerous churches are all typical of Vilnius. This year Vilnius is a European Capital of Culture 2009 so get ready to celebrate with the locals. A special programme has been developed - Culture Live 2009 - which covers everything from charming little outbursts of creativity in tucked- away courtyards to major capital developments. Moreover, this year Lithuania celebrates its 1000th birthday!