Lentvaris Things to Do
This building especially could be interesting for those people, who want to know history of rail road. This station was constructed in second half of XIX century (probably in 1862, when rail road construction Warsaw - St. Petersburg started). As I have heard, it is one of first train stations in Lithuania territory, that still have old brick architecture (such style train stations were very popular in Tsarist Russia).
Inside building it could be seen some paintings about history of rail road and trains.
The real name of church is Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This church have celebrated its 100 years jubilee in 2006. The construction of church was funded by Tiskevicius, the same who have built palace in Lentvaris. I have never seen so strange style church still in Lithuania and travels to foreign countries and I was kinda surprised about it. Church was built in neo romanic style, looking somewhat more Spanish, Moorish. Interior in some ways looked like in Jewish synagogues.
Inside church woman were selling postcards of Lentvaris church. It is quite strange as well, as I never believed that such small, still non-tourist city could have postcards to purchase.
French Eduardo Andre was very famous park designer. He was invited to Lithuanian land in second half of XIX century to design some rich landowners parks. In that time Tiskevicius minor park was designed. It is said that Eduard Andre designed parks in Lithuania was the best works of his carrier (Traku Voke, Uzutrakis, Palanga and more parks).
Lentvaris park surrounded by Lentvaris lake from south and by three ponds from the East side. I liked water to watch some rare trees in this park, system of small water streams with artificially made stone bridges, tunnels, water falls.
Train station is not so far from Lentvaris church, so after visiting church it is basically more convenient to use train to go back to Vilnius. One way ticket Lentvaris-Vilnius costs 2,40 Lt (0,70 Euro).
For me train journey was more interesting, as you can see more landscapes around.
In my opinion it looks the best way to go to Lentvaris, if you want to get to see palace and park immediately. The place, where bus stops isn't far away from palace (maybe 0,5 km).
One way ticket cost 3,30 Lt (almost 1 euro). The bus I took were going through Grigiskes. After Lentvaris it was going to Trakai and later back.
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