It is an adventure to get there with public transport. But it is worth it! The information on their website is incorrect. The restaurant is very nice with decent food and prices.
Take bus 1g from the station or bus 53, get out at Broiniaus (third stop after you have crossed the river). Then you can take 36 and get out when they tell you. From there you have to walk 3,4 km or hitchhike which we did.The first bus cost you 1,75, the second 3,50 There is also a bus 146 going straight to the park and back to Vilnius. It stops at the parking place across the road at Broiniaus stop (Zagiriostreet stop) and in front of the entrance of the park.. But it doesn't go often.
Europos Parkas is a must see when you are visiting Vilnius. It is a huge park with many fun artworks. The park is difficult to reach if you do not have a car. You can rent a bicycle, but you can also take a bus line 36, ask for the Europos Parkas stop, then it is a walk for around 3,4 kilometres, but a nice walk, and it sure is a nice park!!
Check out one of the world's largest sculptures of old TV sets - 600 of them to be precise. You can also see other sculptures, some of which are disappointing. It is a little expensive at 18LT, which seems a lot to see some statues.
According to frech geographic institute, near Vilnius there's the geometrical center of Europe.
In this place has been created a park.
The center of Europe is marked by a little pyramid, and on the ground is indicated direction and distance of various world cities.
...please, don't be too disappointed... it's not that great thing to see....but i think it's pretty and essential.
Did you know that the center of Europe is right here in Vilnius? :) The geographical centre of Europe (from the Atlntic to the Urals) lies at the north of Vilnius.
How to get there: On your way to Moletai, turn left to Bernotai, following the signs for Europos Centras . Follow the dirt track that veers to the left for 300 metres and park before you reach the little broken bridge. Walk up the hill to your left towards a red cross. Run down the hill the other side to join a grass track veering to the left. Cross another little wooden bridge and go up the hill towards a pile of stones. THIS is the centre of Europe!
Park which contains number of modern art "statues". I write this word in quoutes because actually these monuments varies and they are very rarely such statues as we are used to see. Most of these monuments has some way you could interact to them, not just stare. For instance, there is a labyrinth with it's walls built of TV sets (you can walk inside that labyrinth). There is also a kind of "house" with steel floor and a heavy stone in the middle - you can move floor by jumping up and down, however, stone will stabilise everything. There is also a what pyramide made of bricks on which you can climb, a metal pipe (if you scream in one side of it your voice will be heard at the other), some kind of moving wheels (you can climb into them and ride down the hill), etc. This is quite interesting, and kids should like it too (unlike other museums of art probably). However, entrance is relatively expensive. Working hours are from 9 AM till sunset, ticket costs 10 Litas for adult.
Check the website for more info - it is available in 16 languages.
Europas Parkas is located in the geographic center of Europe and is an art exibition. It's definitely well worth seening, some of the art is astounding. My favorite is Abakanowicz's wonderful stone sculptures. The park itself is beautiful. The only problem is that it is located outside of Vilnius and you must walk by foot for 3 km before you reach it. Then of course you must have lots of spare energy to walk around in the park which is quite big itself. There is a restaurant in the park, not too expensive but they serve indeed minimal portions. So - be prepared for much walking and take sandwiches with you!
...It's not always easy understand the meanings of these works, but in any case it's very nice walking in the park, in the silence of the lithuanian forest.
...well, maybe the monument of the center of Europ is nothing extraordinary, but the park is a very interesting place: a lot of modern artists placed here their works...