Vilnoja Stone Park is located near the bank of Vilnoja Lake. You need to drive a bit (maybe 1 kilometer) of village non-asphalt road to find it. The park appeared thanks to different international symposiums of sculptors. Here they created their works, so now it is possible to find modern sculptures not only created by Lithuanian authors, but Germans and Japanese as well.
The most I liked sculptures located inside the lake, as water makes it double. Vilnoja also houses a cafe and guestrooms.
As Lithuania is called the land of St. Mary (non – officially), you could find much St. Maria statues near churches. Suderve is not an exception. Actually the statue looks located at private territory.
If sculpture is private, possible private territory owners are religious people or, by old tradition, someone from their children has a position of clergyman.
Holy Trinity Church was constructed in 1802. Actually it was designed by the same architect Stuoka – Gucevicius, who designed Vilnius Cathedral, Town Hall, and Presidential Palace, all in classical style.
Church is rotunda – form, with a few sculptures on the entrance. Around you could see a chapel and old cemetery. It is pity, I still haven’t been inside as it is opened, I guess, just for mass time.
I have visited Suderve using my car. Actually there are buses running to Kernave and stopping in Suderve, but schedule is not very frequent and convenient.
There are car stop places near the church and just entrancing the territory of Vilnoja Stone Park.
On my trip at the same day starting from Vilnius I visited Silenai, Suderve, Dukstos and Maisiagala. It is a round of about 60 kilometers.
At interwar period this region of Lithuania was occupied by Poland. It caused that this part is more or less inhabited by Polish minority. It was strange to see the street name on a house both in Lithuanian and Polish. I think that at this moment such bilingual decision is forbidden. Discussion about bilingual use of street names and names on passports is still keep going.
Dukstos village is a home of nice St. Ann church that in 19th century, after constructing, was named as too pompous for a village. Around these is a cemetery, some graves are of famous Vilnius University lecturers.
About 1 – 2 kilometers from church, taking road to Kernave it is possible to visit Dukstos oak tree park with wooden pagan gods’ sculptures.
Suderve - Dukstos is 9 kilometers from each other.
Place was first mentioned in late medieval period, 1500. Village possesses some old wooden houses, constructed with full balks, wooden yellow church, nice panorama views. Actually village still kept medieval street structure, where all main streets connect at triangle square with a church and chapel centralized.
It is about 8 kilometers from Suderve on the way to Vilnius.