Museum of Antanas Vienuolis - Zukauskas
Museum houses an exhibition of two poets - Antanas Vienuolis and Antanas Baranauskas. There is a house, where Antanas Vienuolis originally lived and also a wooden barn, a place where Antanas Baranauskas loved to spend his leisure time and write famous Lithuania poem "Anyksciai pinewood".
Also there is another, more modern building with temporal exhibitions. Here we had a chance to see "paintings" made from stone dust (quite rare thing).
The entrance was for 1,50 euros.
Lighthouse of Happiness
Lighthouse of happiness is located a bit further of Anyksciai center, near the road Anyksciai – Moletai, place called “Liudiskiai”. It is a grave of other writer Jonas Biliunas (1879 – 1907). Before death he wrote that he would like to be buried at the place, where “grave could see a village, where I spent young times”.
The grave monument is 14 meters high, that is more, it was built on a hill in forest (1958). It symbolized writer’s “Lighthouse of Happiness”.
There is a tradition to think about a wish, count steps going up to “Light of Happiness”, when wishes come true…
Museum of angels
As there is museum of devils in Kaunas, it is logical to have other one of angels :) It is opened just in 2010, at the house, where former Anyksciai sacristy was located. First room consists of various valuable paintings, the other rooms – wooden carvings, statues of angels.
Museum entrance for an adult is 3 Lt (0,58 euros).
Antanas Vienuolis monument
Monument for Antanas Vienuolis was built in 1982 (sculptor P. Aleksandravicius) for commemorating 100 years of Vienuolis birth (1882 – 1957). He was the other one famous writer, who was living in Anyksciai and wrote about its surroundings.
Anyksciai also has a house – museum, where Antanas Vienuolis stayed at his most prosperous times.
Palace of Okuliciute
The small manor was built in the first half of 19th century by landowner Okuliciute. After revolt against Russian Empire manor was confiscated, later was used for keeping medicine and other purposes.
Nowadays here is a library for children.
Monument to Antanas Baranauskas
Antanas Baranauskas (1835 – 1902) was both a bishop and poet. As a bishop he was known not only in Anyksciai, but also in nowadays Sejny (Poland). As a poet he wrote famous poem “Anyksciu silelis” (means “Small pinewood of Anyksciai”), where he described nature of Lithuania (1858 – 1859).
Monument for A. Baranauskas stands in a square near St. Matthew’s church. It was created in 1993.
St. Matthew's church
Neo – gothic church of Dt. Matthew was constructed in 1899 – 1909 by architect N. Andreev. The church has one of the longest spires in whole Lithuania, 79 meters. It is an focus of Anyksciai and could be easily seen at panorama view.
It is pity, there was no possibility to visit church inside, but if you walk around it there are nice looking stations of Calvary, made by R. Idzelis in 1988. These look quite funny ones, like personages from animation films.
The second biggest boulder in the whole Lithuania. It's a monument of nature, archeology and art. Sculptor Bronius Pundlius created a monument to pioneering Lithuanian aviators Steponas Darius and Stasys Girenas, the 'conquerors of the Atlantic Ocean', whose plane crashed in Germany in 1933 after successfully completing its historic flight from North America.
Lenght: 7,54 m.
Height: 5,70 m.
- Family Travel
Unique Horse Museum is the only one in the whole Lithuania. It was founded in 1978. You'll see and be able to know everything related to horses. And, of course, you'll be able to ride a horse :)
- Family Travel
- Museum Visits
THE BIGGEST STONE
If you will visit town ANYKSCIAI, you should visit a place, where the biggest stone in Lithuania is kept. This stone is a monument to two Lithuanian pilot, who tried to cross the Atlantic Ocean by little plane. But they didn't reach our country, and died because of crash..
But the legend of this place is such: the devil was going to break anyksciai church, and took a big stone with him. But the sunrice began and he had no time for his planned job. So he threw out the stone near Anyksciai...
HOURSES museum !!Only one...
HOURSES museum !!
Only one museum in East Europe as i know..
It is not big, but in very nice place, in town - Anyksciai.. As it is my native town, i offer you to go there if you will have some time !
There you can ride horse, look around and to feel village smell !!! :)