Sightseeing

Ventė Cape (Horn)

Ventė Cape is an idiosyncratic  recess in Lithuania located in Šilutė district on a peninsula in the eastern side of Curonian Lagoon. More than 50 thousand visitors come each year there in order to get acquainted with one of the most important spot of birds migration in the world. In addition, visitors are able to admire the beautiful landscape which opens from the top of the unique old lighthouse located there.

Lithuanian Sea Museum

The Lithuanian Sea Museum located in Klaipėda, Smiltynė,  is one of the most impressive museums in Lithuania. It always astonishes its visitors and attracts to come back and visit it again. The museum undoubtedly  justifies its motto “Together we will learn to explore, enjoy and preserve our harmony with the sea”. In 2009 the Lithuanian Sea Museum celebrated its 30th anniversary that is the real proof of the museum to be well attended by crowds of people.

Klaipėda Clock and Watch Museum

The Klaipėda Clock and Watch Museum is a branch of Lithuanian Art Museum that houses an undoubtedly worth visiting exhibition of plenty unique clocks and watches of unexpected shapes and mechanisms.  The museum is well organized, deliberately managed and informative. It is adjusted to interests of various people from distracted children to even well educated physicists who would be grateful to see the elaboration of detailed schemes  displayed apparently.

The Palanga Amber Museum

The Palanga Amber Museum was established in 1963 on the estate of count Feliksas Tiškevičius surrounded by a beautiful botanical gardens designed by the landscape architect Eduard Francois Andre in 1897. The Museum is not only a place where an attention catching exhibits of amber are exposed, it is also a place where traditional cultural events are held.

Mosėdis Stone Museum

In the North West of Lithuania there is a little village named Mosėdis, which is famous for its unique Museum of Rare Stones. More than 150 000 different stones (the smallest probably weights less than a gramme, and the largest more than 50 tons) and pebbles are being exposed in the area of 8 ha in Bartuva river’s field. The story of the museum began when its former, doctor Vaclovas Intas, suddenly saw a marvelous 50 kg weighting stone in a neighbor village after being out on rounds in 1957.

The Museum of Genocide Victims

Lithuania has faced a lot of historic trials during its national existence. One of the most damaging and painful experiences was the Soviet Occupation in 1940-1990 when the Lithuanian independence, sovereignty and political system was inhumanly despoiled by the Soviet military forces. In order to mention those who suffered during the occupation and to collect the documents and other materials that tell the cruel historic truth about the genocide against the Lithuanian inhabitants, the Museum of Genocide Victims was set up in 1992.

St. Peter and St. Paul's Church

A church best representing baroque style in Lithuania is the St. Peter and St. Pauls` church in Vilnius, Antakalnis area. This church is well known for its impressive interior. According to a legend at the same place where the church stands nowadays there stood a temple for Milda, Lithuanian pagan goddess of love and matchmaking.

Vilnius University

Vilnius University is the oldest and the largest university in Lithuania established in 1579. As for a long time it was the only one university in Lithuania, it influenced Lithuanian society a lot. Nowadays it includes 19 academic subdivisions, almost 3000 employees and more than 23700 students in total. The Vilnius University is one of the most important educational institutions in Lithuania which has operated for more than 400 years already.

National Museum Of Lithuania

Lithuanian National Museum is the oldest museum in the country which is located in buildings of the complex of Vilnius castles. Although it includes many subdivisions, the main 3 are the New Arsenal, the Old Arsenal and the Tower of Gediminas Castle.  Thousands of people are passing by there every day and most of them do not even realize what curios and prehistoric relicts are kept in here.

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