Sightseeing

The Pyramid of Merkinė

In the very South of Lithuania there is a village of Česukai (Varėna district). This place distinguishes in fantastic natural surroundings, marvelous views of Merkys river and an authentic building which is called the Pyramid of Merkinė. The building is famous for its miracle powers. According to hundreds of witnesses, half an hour inside the Pyramid makes big positive changes to physical and mental being.

Pašiliai Wisent Breeding Reservoir

The wisent is the biggest wild animal now living in Europe. A giant of usually 3 meters length, 2 m height and 1 tone weight would undoubtedly make an unforgettable impression once unexpectedly met in a wild forest. However, the possibility to meet it in a wild nature is pretty small as this breed now is on a strict preservation. It is one of vanishing species preserved and breed mostly in special reservoirs, parks or zoos.

The Ninth Fort

Some terrible historical facts will never be forgotten. Genocide case implemented by Nazi was one of the most brutal criminal actions against humanity. Sadly, it was not a unique and the first such case in history, there are several nations in the world that faced this horror. However, the international Jewish genocide was the largest ever and took approximately 11 million victims. The most significant monument of genocide in Lithuania is the Ninth fort in Kaunas.

National Art Gallery

2009 is a year when Vilnius is honored to be the European culture capital so it is not a coincidence that the National Art Gallery was finally reconstructed and opened in 2009 the 19th of June. Lithuanians now might be proud about their new, modern and eclectic gallery where artworks of world famous artists of past and present are exposed.

Klaipėda Castle

Klaipėda castle was the main unit in Klaipeda for centuries. It was the first building erected in the city which around other buildings and fieldworks were built. In 2002 a historical museum was opened in the castle. There are several expositions, telling visitors about the stages of processes of  Klaipeda city and Klaipeda castle.

National Vilnius Gaon Jewish Museum

The National  Vilnius Gaon  Jewish Museum is an institution which cherishes Jewish culture and history in Lithuania for a long time already. It includes several subdivisions, working now of which are the Holocaust exposition in Vilnius, the Memorial Paneriai Museum and two centers of Tolerance in Vilnius. Visitors there are able to get acquainted with the tough history and cultural aspects of Jewish nation.

Pavilniai Regional Park

Pavilniai Regional Park is located in the valley of river Vilnia in Vilnius.  The valley is delighting with its spectacular landscape, abstruse and variegated slopes. It  was accredited to be included into list of valuable nature objects revealing ecological and cultural heritage.  There are many wild fauna and flora species that are protected by European Wild Nature and Environment Safety Convention.  In addition to this, the Pavilniai Regional Park includes objects of historical heritage.

Church of St. John the Baptist

The most attention catching focus in Plungė`s Old Town is the marvelous premise of Church of St. John the Baptist. It is a significant architectonic surplus for the Plungė city as well as for the all district of Plungė. The church is of neo – romanesque style built under Latin cross-plan including two gorgeous towers.

Molėtai Astronomical Observatory

The Molėtai Astronomical Observatory was built in Molėtai district in 1969 as the previous Lithuanian observatory located in Vilnius Vingis park lost conditions for operating because of city expansion.  It is well known that watching astronomical objects requires darkness and clear sky so the new and pretty better place for the astronomical center was chosen. The Molėtai Astronomical Observatory was erected 70km north from Vilnius on the Kaldiniai hill.

Bicycle Museum

The first Bicycle Museum in Šiauliai was opened in 1980 in a bicycle factory “Vairas”. In 1985 the exposition was removed to the place it is now located and after 5 more years the museum became subdivision of the most famous Šiauliai museum “Aušra”. The exposition was renewed in 2004 under theme “Bicycle and Lithuania”. Although the name of exposition might sound strange , the relation between bicycles and Lithuania is revealed by displaying the most popular bicycles ever used in Lithuania.

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