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Lithuania sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

Lithuania never ceases to amaze its guests with magnificent nature landmarks. The country is home to approximately 200 parks, 50 nature reserves and as many as 2500 lakes. Simply every park of the country is perfect for rest, where you can relax under the crone of centuries old trees, enjoy the crystal clean water in a lake or walk in a beautiful garden. The historic heritage of the country is no less interesting, and the best way to start your exploration of Lithuania is to visit its capital, Vilnius.
Lithuania is a surprising country. Despite its small geographical size, it has several large cities with shopping centers and malls where you can buy …
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The capital is famous for its magnificent religious complexes such as St. Anne’s Church, one of the most famous churches in Vilnius. The building is made in gothic style and its facades are decorated with amazing patterns made with bricks of different colour. The three altars and an ancient organ are the most precious elements of the inner design. The church got its current look in the middle of the 16th century. Before that there was a small wooden bell tower on the site of the modern church. Vilnius is home to the National Museum, the oldest museum in the country. It was founded yet in 1855. Museum collections are dedicated to history and culture of the country. Yet in the 19th century a part of the collection was transferred to Moscow; currently, the exhibition of the museum includes approximately 800 thousand items. Visitors will see large collections of paintings, weapons, work tools, utensils, jewellery, furniture, medals, historic documents, maps and other ethnographic and historic items.
The Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania is an amazing example of medieval architecture. The building of the castle was started in the 15th century and lasted a few hundred years. The castle changed its owners several times, that’s why it took so long to finish the construction. Today, the palace features amazing combination of renaissance and gothic styles, and visitors are welcome to see its beautiful halls and rooms, and listen to many interesting stories about the past of the building. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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One more prominent landmark is located in Kaunas. This is Kaunas Castle, which belong to the list of the oldest buildings in the country. The fortress was built in the 14th century and was severely damaged during military campaigns of Teutonic Knights. Later, the castle was rebuilt and restored several times. Nowadays, one of the towers of the castle is open for tourists. Acropolis Entertainment Centre, which is the biggest centre of its kind in Lithuania, is another great tourist destination. This is the place where tourists will enjoy numerous shops, movie theatres, bowling, gym, and a swimming pool.

History and Entertainment

The first state at the site of modern Lithuania started being formed in the 12th century. During this period, it had been the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The medieval country was governed by Lithuanian dukes. In the 15th century, the duchy underwent multiple major military conflicts with the Teutonic Order. In the late 16th century, multiple wars for the territory led to the establishment of the new country that was called the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. As the country had been formed, the considerable part of Poland joined the territory of the Duchy of Lithuania. Subsequently, the country saw a series of destructive wars and, as a result, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth joined the Roman Empire. The Republic of Lithuania gained independence in 1918.
Most of Lithuanian’s territory is covered by plains. The highest point of the country has a height of no more than 300 meters. One of the country's …
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On the territory of Lithuania, there are several beach resorts. They are distinguished by a calm and relaxing atmosphere. One of the most popular resorts is Klaipėda. Travelers with little children and elderly people choose it for their vacation. Fans of recreation in the countryside will be certainly impressed by the resort of Palanga. Here, you can combine beach entertainments with walks along fascinating pine forests. Today, the Curonian Spit is considered as a protected area. Local beaches are not only incredibly beautiful, but also environmentally safe.
One of the main national symbols of Lithuania is amber, so you should definitely visit some local jewelry stores and one of the themed museums here. Local jewelers make incredibly enchanting accessories of amber that are quite cheap here.
Lithuania is located on the coast of the Baltic Sea and this factor largely influences the formation of the climatic conditions of the state. Summer …
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Lithuania is also notable for interesting food traditions. Not all people know that local residents are great fans of beer. Several historical breweries work in Lithuania. The main component of the national cuisine is meat, potato and vegetable dishes. One of the main popular souvenirs among tourists is tinctures of the local production. You can buy them in one of the special stores or directly at the factory. If you are searching for national treats, you should certainly visit local markets. Here, you can find exquisite home sausages, farming cheese and traditional Lithuanian bread, which main ingredient is cumin.
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Fantastic City Tours and Excursions in Lithuania

Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks of Lithuania
♥   State Park 'Asvejos regioninis parkas' . On the map   Photos
♥   State Park 'Aukstadvario regioninis parkas' . On the map   Photos
♥   State Park 'Aukstaitijos nacionalinis parkas' . On the map   Photos
♥   State Park 'Birzu regioninis parkas' . On the map   Photos
♥   State Park 'Dieveniskiu istorinis regioninis parkas' . On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Castles of Lithuania
♥   Castle 'Raudondvaris Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Senieji Trakai Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Siesikai Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Trakai Island Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Trakai Peninsula Castle' . On the map   Photos
Map of all palaces
Palaces in Lithuania
♥   Palace 'Sapieha Palace in Vilnius' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Vileišis Palace' Vilnius. On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Lithuania from our review series

Banknote Office Center

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During a walk through distant Kaunas district one can see the original building, whose facade reminiscent of the huge banknote 1 000 Lit. Such banknotes were circulated in Lithuania in the first half of the 20th century. This original 20-storey building, completed in 2008, is considered the best office in the city. Here are the offices of the largest and leading companies. The office in the center 'Banknotes' is an honor for many entrepreneurs.

The picture of the old banknotes was not chosen by chance for façade design. The semblance is intended to remind modern entrepreneurs of the traditions of the previous years, the independence of the country and the advantages of its economy. The building looks not only very impressive, but also elegant. In the evening the facade of the office … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Lithuania

Vilnius
The Church of the Holy Spirit. The Church of the Holy Spirit is the most important Orthodox church in Lithuania. Here visitors will see great icons that originally belonged to the Order of the Dominicans. Later, the church was changed and some features of baroque and even rococo appeared in its design. The interior of the church, made mostly in the Baroque style, is characterized by a large number of gold and silver details and a beautiful green altar with the multicolor font. The Church of … Read more
Palanga
One of the main cultural sites of Palanga is the Amber Museum opened in 1963. The museum is currently housed in a majestic ancient palace, which previously belonged to Count Feliks Tyszkiewicz. Within its walls is a rich collection of beautiful amber products created by the most famous jewelers and artists of Lithuania. The museum is located in a beautiful botanical garden founded in 1897 by the order of Count Tyszkiewicz. The charming garden is interesting not only for the variety of rare … Read more
Kaunas
Vilniaus Street remains a popular destination for tourists. This is the central street of the historic district, which is entirely at the disposal of pedestrians. There are many outstanding monuments of architecture, including a beautiful cathedral. A significant part of the houses represented on this street was built in the 16th century. Some of them managed to survive to the present day in their original form. The historic street has another interesting feature - the old telephone booths, … Read more
Klaipeda
Fans of hiking will be interested in walking through the port area, where the old lighthouse can be seen and visited. It was built in 1796, and was badly damaged during the Second World War. The lighthouse managed to be restored in the shortest possible time, and it continues to function even now. The height of the lighthouse is 44.5 meters. On certain days, tourists are allowed to climb to its peak and view the neighborhood from a bird's eye view. Among the little-known tourist sites, the … Read more
Klaipeda Region
Klaipėda regularly hosts a number of interesting holidays and festivals. The sea holiday is one of the most famous events in the region. This holiday is celebrated on the last weekend of July. The majority of entertainments take place on the shore of the Dane River. In spring and summer, Klaipeda traditionally hosts numerous exhibitions dedicated to art and crafts. Various theatre and music festivals are also not rare in summer. The city is not deprived of large sports competitions, … Read more

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