Siauliai Things to Do

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    by RoyW Updated Jul 15, 2012
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    A MUST Visit the Hill of Crosse's just a few klm's from the city,buse's run frequently from the bus station,Siauliai as a good local bus services and very cheap.Not a lot to see in this city the Cathedral and the lake,but out of town great shopping centres,the choice of food in the supermarkets would put the uk to shame,fabolous cloathes & shoes much cheaper than in uk.

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    St George's Church

    by HORSCHECK Updated Sep 24, 2011

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    The red brick St George's Church has had a turbulent past. It was built in 1909 by the authorities of Tsarist Russia as a place of worship for the Russian army.
    The Germans turned the church into a warehouse and later it was taken over by the Lithuanian Army. St George's Church was consecrated in 1999 and is nowadays a catholic church.

    Directions::
    The St George's Church is situated in the central part of Siauliai, diagonally opposite the train station.

    Address: St George's Church, Kraziu 17, Siauliai

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    Sts. Apostles Peter and Paul's Church

    by HORSCHECK Updated Sep 24, 2011

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    The Sts. Apostles Peter and Paul's Church (Sv. Petro ir Povilo baznycia) was built in the late 16th century. In 1997 the church was granted the status of a cathedral.

    Its 75 m tall tower is the second highest in Lithuania and is the main landmark of Siauliai. Both the interior and the lovely gardens around the church are well worth seeing.

    Directions:
    The Sts Apostles Peter and Paul's Church is located a bit north of Siauliai's pedestrian zone. It overlooks Pergales aikste.

    Address: Sts. Apostles Peter and Paul's Church, Ausros takas 3, Siauliai

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    Sts Peter and Paul's Church of the Orthodox parish

    by HORSCHECK Updated Sep 24, 2011

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    The nice little Sts. Peter and Paul's Church of the Orthodox parish (Sv. Petro ir Povilo staciatikiu parapijos cerkve) is topped by the typical shining octagon onions.
    The dwelling houses of the priest and the Orthodox Parish can be found just next to the church.

    Directions:
    Sts. Peter and Paul's Church of the Othodox parish is situated near the northern end of the old city cemetery. This area is also the Russian-Orthodox sector of the mainly Catholic cemetery.

    Address: Sts. Peter and Paul's Church of the Orthodox parish, Rygos str. 2a, Siauliai

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    The Sundial

    by HORSCHECK Updated Sep 24, 2011

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    The Sundial (Saules laikrodzio) commemorates Siauliai's 750th city anniversary in 1986. It was created by three artists from Siauliai and consists of an almost 4 metre tall gilded bronze statue of an archer (saulys) on top of a concrete column. Legend tells that the city name originates from the word saulys meaning archer.

    On the floor you even find the numbers 12, 3 and 6 which on the one hand are used to show the time but also symbolise the year 1236 in which Siauliai was first mentioned.

    Directions:
    The Sundial can be found in the city centre of Siauliai, just at the intersection of the streets Ezero and S. Salkauskio.

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    The Arch

    by HORSCHECK Updated Sep 24, 2011

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    The Arch (Arka)

    The Arch (Arka) is probably one of the more wacky sights in Siauliai. It is an odd looking skeletal structure which is said to make your dreams come true.

    If you pass under the arch while making a wish your wish will be fulfilled, but if you walk back under the arch and forget about your wish will not come true.

    Directions:
    The Arch is situated on Siauliai's pedestrianised main shopping street Vilniaus; just at the intersection with Kastonu.

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    St. Ignatius Church

    by HORSCHECK Updated Sep 24, 2011

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    St. Ignatius Church

    In 1930 the Jesuits bought a house and turned it into St. Ignatius Church. During the Soviet era it was used as a warehouse, a sports hall and even a theatre.

    At the end of 1990 the building was handed back to the Jesuits. It still looks like an interesting mixture of an ordinary house and a church.

    Directions:
    St. Ignatius Church is situated right in the heart of Siauliai's city centre, just next to the pedestrianised shopping street.

    Address: St. Ignatius Church, Vilniaus 247, Siauliai

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    Old City Cemetery

    by HORSCHECK Updated Sep 24, 2011

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    The history of the Old City Cemetery dates back to the late 18th century. It is the resting place of Catholics, Russian Orthodox people and those without any religious faith.

    It is very interesting to wander around the cemetery and have a look at the various sorts of graves from tiny wooden graves to vast family vaults.

    Near the northern end the Russian Orthodox area of the cemetery can be found. The gravestones are written in cyrillic letters and some are from Soviet times.

    Unfortunately, when we visited the cemetery many of the graves in the Russian Orthodox section were violated.

    Directions:
    The Old City Cemetery is situated adjacent to the southern end of Lake Talsa (Talsos ezeras). It borders with the street Ezero in Siauliai's centre.

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    Bicycle Museum

    by Kiaune Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Among exhibits are various bicycles (their diversity ranges from the oldest child tricycle, made in 1905, to modern ones), 4 velomobiles, bicycle details, and other articles on the subject of ‘bicycle’. In the museum there are handmade, military, sport, and child bicycles.
    Open:
    Tuesday-Friday 10 am - 6 pm;
    Saturday 11 am - 4 pm
    Closed:
    Sunday, Monday

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    Sculture ''Iron Fox''

    by Kiaune Written Sep 12, 2010

    A huge iron fox sculpture was erected on the bank of the Talkša Lake in December 2009. The sculture is 7 meters high, 25 meters length and 7 tons weight. The iron fox, a symbol of inventiveness and wisdom, was made by the local artist Vilius Puronas to commemorate the 1000 year anniversary of the name of Lithuania.

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    Vilniaus street (Boulevard)

    by Raimix Updated Jun 30, 2009

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    The main street of Siauliai is, no doubts, Vilniaus street. Locals call it “boulevard”. This territory of city is pedestrianized, traffic – free from 1975. Street actually is full of soviet style houses, restaurants, bars, shops, and some interesting street art elements. Lets say, here sculpture with pelicans is located. Why pelicans in Lithuania? Story tells, that these two pelicans lost their way and wanted to drink so much. They settled on puddle, but unkind witch turned them to stone.

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    Sts. Peter & Paul's Russian Orthodox Church

    by Raimix Updated Jun 23, 2009

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    Small Russian Orthodox Church stands not so far from old city cemetery. It has nice looking gates to inner yard.

    Actually I haven't found any facts about this church, but I guess it is from second half of 19th century and was used for cemetery purposes.

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    The palace of Ch. Frenkel

    by Raimix Updated Jun 23, 2009

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    Frenkel palace was constructed in 1908. Here Jewish industrialist Chaim Frenkel lived. Actually between 1920 and 1940 here was Jewish grammar school and later, at Soviet times, hospital for soldiers.

    It is a place I really would like to visit the next time I visit Siauliai. The palace of Frenkel is now a museum representing life of Lithuanian nobility.

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    Old city cemetery

    by Raimix Updated Jun 23, 2009

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    Cemetery is located not so far from Cathedral and Sundial with Golden boy. It is known from 1831, just after epidemic of cholera. Cemetery is interesting in the way of structure, as it consist of three parts of burial places – for Catholic, Russian Orthodox and non-believers.

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    Sculptures “Sun elements”

    by Raimix Updated Jun 23, 2009

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    Siauliai is associated with word “saule” and it means “sun”. The first inscription, mentioning Siauliai (1236) was about Saules battle. It is one of reasons, why symbol of sun is so popular in public art of city.

    One of sculptures associated with sun is named “Ausra” (2003). This word means “dawn”, rising up of sun. What is more, “Auszra” was a significant newspaper of the late 19th and early 20th century, it was published at Lithuanian press interdiction times (controlled by Tsarist Russia) and was raising nationalism. Illegal newspaper were published and presented from territory called “Small Lithuania” – wide Nemunas riverbank of Kaliningrad territory (Russia nowadays).

    Other of word “sun” public art examples is “Sun discs”. It is silver color discs put on platform and both used as fountain. I think fountain starts working when somebody comes nearby. Structure was prepared for 770th anniversary of Siauliai (2006).

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