Near the church there are some sculptures worth visiting. First of them is the Iron Wolf. From the legend of how Vilnius was founded we know that the Iron Wolf was like a symbol to show that on that top of the hill, where he roared a castle should be built (now it it is Gediminas castle).So, Iron Wolf is very significant symbol of Vilnius and all...more
At first I thought it was forbidden for tourist - maybe it is a private house, but I saw that it is a parish of Kernave. Yard of parish is really interesting. Things I saw:a statue of Grand Duke Vytautas,wooden statues of religious persons,a little pond. A worker of museum said if the church will be closed, you can say to open it to parish...more
There are two chapels near church. One is about 50 metres from church, another a little bit closer. A wooden chapel (it surprised me) is build in 1820 -1822 and without any nail.Another one is from bricks, style of classicism, octagonal. There is a mausoleum of Remer - Puzin family and was constructed in 1856.more
These four historical mounts are near the river of Neris. First, the biggest mount was called Pilies kalno piliakalnis (Mount of Castle's hill) because of the castle in medieval ages had been there. Crusaders and Livonia soldiers destroyed it and castle was never rebuild. By tradition, some holidays are celebrated mainly on this mount: St. Johns...more
Kernave - honored as being the first capital of Lithuania, was first mentioned in 1279. All that remains of the proud history of this beatific spot found on the right bank of the Neris River. Archeologists have examined the castle hills in Kernave and have determined that a strong feudal castle developed here in the 12th - 13th centuries. In this...more
At first, road from Vilnius to Kernave is about 36 km. Bus to Kernave is always drives from Vilnius bus station, so it is easy to find. Buses is always stop mostly in centre of Kernave - the best orientation of centre and most admirable places at this small town is a high tower of the main red church.more
When you arrive in Kernave you'll see some carriages. If you want to have fun, try them.How to reach it: I guess, the best way is to go there by car. From Kaunas-Vilnius highway close to Vievis turn to road No. 108 (right direction before Vievis from Vilnius side). Follow road directions to Kernave. If you don't have that possibility, I'm sure...more
On the moulds we saw funny signs. It's most likely that they mean 'Don't trample down the flowers', but those little men in that sign look funny;-)
Be careful when climbing on steps to the moulds, as they don't have any handrails. It was strange...
A good pair of walking shoes or boots and a light rain jacket. If visiting in Winter/Spring a lightweight fleece is advisable.
Photo Equipment: Yes, don't forget your camera or you will be sorry and make sure to take extra batteries.
As biking is the most interesting sport for me, I suggest you to bike from Vilnius to Kernave. The road is really ordered at this moment and route is not really difficult and complex.Vilnius > Suderve > Dukstos > Kernave.Suderve and Dukstos is really good choice to stop and see a beautiful churches of them. There is a presented oakery with...more
Kernave - the mysterious place was founded more than 700 years ago. It's included into UNESCO World Heritage list. Culture reserve consists of:- The territory of the reserve (194,4 ha) including cultural objects (properties) and outdoor exhibition; - Special museum of archaeology and history, which includes collection and exhibits. You will find...more
Maximise your time and enjoyment of the area by taking a picnic with you when you visit, what can be better then admiring the views and exploring the park than to bring along some nice hot soup and some bread and cheese and sit down and take in all that nature has to offer us.Also take a walk down to the nice little woods on the banks of the...more