Trakai Historical National Park

The Trakai Historical National Park is extremely close to the city of Vilnius and is a one among the total of five national parks that Lithuania has and is the smallest among them. The main distinguishing feature of the Trakai Historical National Park is mere twenty five kilometres from the capital city of Lithuania called Vilnius. This is that it is situated in Trakai that also happened to be the ancient centre of all political activity in Lithuania.

Trakai Castle

The historical capital of Lithuania is Trakai which is otherwise known as the ‘town of lakes’. Trakai town owns a unique castle which is the only one of its type in the entire Eastern Europe. The castle is surrounded by waters on all four sides and is called the Trakai Island Castle. Though constructed in 1410 just after the famous Battle of Grünenwald as a defense fortress, it was turned into a residence of Grand Dukes of Lithuania Vytautas and Kęstutis.


Trakai is the city situated between 3 lakes, 28 km West from Vilnius, that represents Lithuania for more than two million tourists every year. It is well known for its natural beauty of landscapes, wildlife reserves, forests and the island castle on lake Galvė which is the only one of its kind in Europe. According to 2008 data, there are approximately 5400 inhabitants in Trakai. The area of the city is 11,5 km2 .

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