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A country where there are no cities with 1 million residents or more: traveling to quiet but versatile Lithuania

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Lithuania: what to see for tourists

Instead of noisy megacities and bustle, we're traveling to the Baltic corner. Vilnius is an ancient capital. The rhythm here is slow, and everything around resembles Ukrainian Lviv.

Gediminas Tower

This landmark is most often visited by tourists. It was built in the XIV century and named after a prince. Over the years, the tower has been rebuilt several times, most recently in 1995.

If you plan a trip on New Year's Eve, you can see a solemn ceremony with the raising of the national flag. By the way, you can get up there by cable car. For those who like to walk, there is an old road. To get to the observation deck, you will have to overcome 78 steps. But it's worth it. After all, the top offers an amazing view of the surrounding area.

But the location is not the only thing that attracts people. There is an exhibition hall in the tower. It displays archaeological finds and weapons.

A country where there are no cities with 1 million residents or more: traveling to quiet but versatile Lithuania

National Museum

Founded in 1952. It is divided into five main divisions. Each of them is devoted to a specific topic: history, archeology, ethnography, numismatics and iconography. In total, 800 thousand items are stored here. Thematic exhibitions are often organized here.

St. Anne's Church

A brick cathedral in the Gothic style. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first church was built of wood. But later it was reconstructed.

Užupis

A small and unusual neighborhood in Vilnius. The neighborhood was declared a separate republic. It used to be home to the poor. This prompted people to leave their homes. It's hard to believe, but artists, poets, and musicians moved into the empty rooms. They renovated the walls of the houses and painted them with different patterns. Now you can visit galleries and an art garage.

A country where there are no cities with 1 million residents or more: traveling to quiet but versatile Lithuania

Bernardine Garden

The park is a five-minute walk from the Gediminas Tower. The area is beautifully landscaped. Many bright flowers grow on the location: lilac, jasmine, rose, lavender, etc. You can also find birds like finches, thrushes, reed warblers and woodpeckers.

There are children's areas for couples with children. For book lovers, there is a summer library and a reading room. Older people often play chess outdoors. Interestingly, there is a park with the same name in the central part of Lviv.

Trakai Castle

It is part of the ancient residence of Lithuanian princes. It was built on a small island with a bridge to it. This location is a great opportunity to take a yacht or boat ride. Be sure to visit the museum. It is located on the territory of the complex.

A country where there are no cities with 1 million residents or more: traveling to quiet but versatile Lithuania

Hill of Crosses

There are more than 50 thousand religious objects on the hill. Pilgrims from all over the world come here. It is known that in 1993 the Pope himself even visited the site.

From the outside, the location evokes an eerie feeling. However, it is called a shrine. People come here all the time to pray.

Pažaislis Monastery

The temple complex is the most famous example of Baroque architecture in the country. The cathedral itself is decorated with marble. By the way, it is known not as a shrine but as a place of festivities and dancing. An international music festival is held here every year. The first concert took place in 1996. The locals liked the event so much that the tradition has survived to this day.

The celebration lasts from June to August. Visitors can attend as many as 30 different shows. If you like this kind of vacation, plan a trip to Lithuania in the summer.

Curonian Spit

A long coastal strip that will surely appeal to lovers of nature walks. You can get there by ferry from the port of Klaipeda. Here you can see not only beautiful sand dunes but also admire the Baltic Sea.

A country where there are no cities with 1 million residents or more: traveling to quiet but versatile Lithuania

Sea Museum

The large territory is surrounded on all sides by water. Here you can see old ships and exhibits. Real penguins live inside the building. There is also a dolphinarium nearby.

Church of St. Peter and St. Paul

An extremely beautiful church. The interior is decorated with gilding, stucco moldings and statues. Everything is done in white and milk colors. It is best to come here in the morning or at lunchtime on a weekday.

Literature Street

One of the oldest streets in the capital. It got its name because of the bookstores and printing houses that have been here since the XIX century. Its main feature is the houses of the original form. Their walls are decorated with wooden, glass, and ceramic plaques depicting poets and writers of different times and nations. This lane is ideal for leisurely excursions.

A country where there are no cities with 1 million residents or more: traveling to quiet but versatile Lithuania

MO Modern Art Museum

The building was designed by the famous architect Daniel Libeskind. It presents the main processes and development of Lithuanian art over the past 60 years. Here you can watch movies and watch performances.

Despite the absence of megacities, the country has something to surprise guests. Discover new spaces. It's time to go traveling!

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