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Šnipiškės skyline
Šnipiškės skyline
Country Lithuania
CountyVilnius County flag.svg Vilnius County
MunicipalityVilnius city municipality
 • Total3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
 • Total15,342
 • Density4,900/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Šnipiškės (also known as New City Centre) is a neighborhood in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Located on the north bank of the river Neris, it is the site of Vilnius' new business district and historical wooden architecture. Several skyscrapers and the Europa Tower business center have been erected since the turn of the millennium. Although until recently the area was just a small historical suburban village north of Vilnius proper part of which is now under cultural protection and preservation, it continues to be expanded with plans for modern commercial and apartment complexes. Šnipiškės is also home to the Kalvarijos Market.


In 19th-20th century, Šnipiškės was a suburban settlement, named after a rich merchant Šnipis, who was gifted these plots of land from Grand Duke Vytautas.

In the past, Šnipiškės had a synagogue and a working cemetery.



Its alternative names in other languages include: Polish: Snipiszki:; Yiddish: שניפּישאָק‎, romanizedShnipishok.[1]

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  1. ^ "Šnipiškės, Lithuania". JewishGen. Retrieved 23 January 2016.