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Everything changed when Bohemia of Vilnius started moving to the abandoned quarter - streets got decorated with graffiti, and run-down buildings turned into galleries and cafes.
Photo: Uzhupis is frequently compared with Monmartr
On April, 1 1997 citizens of art district proclaimed independent the Republic of Užupis with its own constitution, hymn, currency and even 12-people army. The president of Uzupis is director Romas Lileikis and consuls sit in sessions in galleries and squats in 320 cities around the world.
Photo: The Constitution of Uzhupis is written in Lithuanian, English and Russian languages
How to do?
Photo: Attention! The Navy of the Independent Republic of Užupis!, © Bernardas Šliamka
On the Independence Day of Uzupis they launch the navy of Uzupis - children's hand-made ships.
2. Everyone can visit the celebration of the Free Republic. The main thing is to stay peaceful and respect local orders.
Where to do?
The oldest neighbourhood of Vilnius that Bohemia announced to be Free Republic. Užupis has got its constitution, hymn and president.3