Tag: Lithuanian travel

Vytautas the Great War Museum (Lithuanian)

Vytautas the Great War Museum (Lithuanian)

The Vytautas the Great War Museum is a museum in Kaunas, Lithuania. Originally it was established in 1921 but later it was decided to move to a larger location. A part of the new museum was opened in 1930, at the 500th anniversary of Vytautas 

Ninth Fort (Lithuanian)

Ninth Fort (Lithuanian)

The Ninth Fort is a stronghold in the northern part of Šilainiai elderate, Kaunas, Lithuania. It is a part of the Kaunas Fortress, which was constructed in the late 19th century. During the occupation of Kaunas and the rest of Lithuania by the Soviet Union, 

M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum  (Lithuanian)

M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum (Lithuanian)

The M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum is a group of museums based in Kaunas, Lithuania. It is primarily dedicated to exhibiting and publicizing the works of the painter and musician M.K. Čiurlionis. The museum was founded in 1921, and opened a temporary gallery in 

Kaunas Castle (Lithuanian)

Kaunas Castle (Lithuanian)

Kaunas Castle is a medieval castle situated in Kaunas, the second-largest city in Lithuania. Archeological evidence suggests that it was originally built during the mid-14th century, in the Gothic style. Its site is strategic – a rise on the banks of the Nemunas River near 

Pažaislis Monastery (Lithuanian)

Pažaislis Monastery (Lithuanian)

Pažaislis monastery and church form the largest monastery complex in Lithuania, and the most magnificent example of Italian Baroque architecture in the country. It is situated in the Petrašiūnai elderate of Kaunas, Lithuania, on a peninsula in the Kaunas Reservoir near the Kaunas Yacht Club.

Palace of the Grand Dukes of (Lithuania)

Palace of the Grand Dukes of (Lithuania)

The Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania is a palace in Vilnius, Lithuania. It was originally constructed in the 15th century for the rulers of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the future Kings of Poland. The palace, located in the lower castle of 

The Hill of the Three Crosses (Lithuanian)

The Hill of the Three Crosses (Lithuanian)

Three Crosses is a prominent monument in Vilnius, Lithuania, on the Hill of Three Crosses, originally known as the Bald Hill, in Kalnai Park. According to a legend, seven Franciscan friars were beheaded on top of this hill. Wooden crosses were built in the location 

Gediminas Tower (Lithuanian)

Gediminas Tower (Lithuanian)

Gediminas’ Tower is the remaining part of the Upper Castle in Vilnius, Lithuania. The first wooden fortifications were built by Gediminas, Grand Duke of Lithuania. The first brick castle was completed in 1409 by Grand Duke Vytautas. The three-floor tower was rebuilt in 1933 by 

Trakai Island Castle(Lithuanian)

Trakai Island Castle(Lithuanian)

Trakai Island Castle is an island castle located in Trakai, Lithuania on an island in Lake Galvė. The construction of the stone castle was begun in the 14th century by Kęstutis, and around 1409 major works were completed by his son Vytautas the Great, who