Lithuania Travel Guide

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Vilnius

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1741,3643,207

Palanga

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128,287,41

Kaunas

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978,1730,36

Klaipeda

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263,626,39

Nida

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100,258,12

Druskininkai

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128,184,16

Trakai

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230,739,4

Siauliai

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142,520,1

Neringa

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42,69,0

Birstonas

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45,100,0

Anyksciai

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26,46,0

Panevezys

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12,27,4

Kernave

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19,47,0

Kretinga

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15,35,0

Sventoji

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11,22,0

Kedainiai

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137,215,0

Marijampole

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9,21,1

Grutas

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107,170,0

Birzai

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18,43,0

Rokiskis

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12,23,0

Seduva

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18,110,0

Varena

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15,47,0

Merkine

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11,24,0

Zagare

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2,10,0

Moletai

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4,13,1

Veliuona

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9,18,0

Ukmerge

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8,20,0

Mazeikiai

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2,15,0

Marcinkonys

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4,14,0

Veisiejai

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39,50,0

Utena

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5,24,0

Tytuvenai

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1,8,0

Rietavas

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23,31,0

Kalvarija

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25,28,0

Kaisiadorys

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10,16,0

Juodkrante

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5,19,2

Vente

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4,10,0

Uzupis

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0,3,0

Rudamina

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34,77,0

Paberze

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13,43,0

Dotnuva

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31,54,0

Vilnius

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  • Cathedral

    Vilnius Things to Do

    My walk down from the railway station through the Old Town took me past many beautiful looking churches - and I never stopped to go in any of them - and the reason was that if I only had time for one, then it was going to be the Cathedral-Basilica of St Stanislaus & St Vladislaus, to give it its full title. The most important Catholic church in...

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  • Radisson SAS Astorija Hotel Vilnius

    Vilnius Hotels

    Superbly located in the heart of the Old Town, the Radisson SAS Astorija Hotel in Vilnius, the...

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  • Gaspar's

    Vilnius Restaurants

    Gaspar's restaurant is a completely new word on the list of Vilnius restaurant. The pure uniqueness is mixed with extraordinary delicious dishes which chef Gaspar creates based on his multicultural background (born in Goa, has Portuguese roots, grown up in England) and modern cuisine skills (he studied at the most prestigious culinary school in the...

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Palanga

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  • Palanga in 1978

    Palanga General

    Palanga was one of the most attractive resorts in the Soviet Union. I was fortunate to visit it twice in 1968 with my father when we travelled around Pribaltica by car and in 1978 with my wife Irina (and our first son who was going to be born soon) when we spent our summer holiday. I well remember the sand beach, the dunes and the long pier with...

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  • Hotel Palanga

    Palanga Hotels

    This is definitely the best hotel in Palanga. Its situated perfectly close to the beach and to the...

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  • Klaipeda

    Palanga Off The Beaten Path

    Klaipeda is a third biggest city in Lithuania. At the moment it is one of the biggest ports in Baltic sea. Despite of lot of destruction, still some old remains left. City is rich with its small, but cozy old town, also some nice place in new town could be found. It is possible to spend 1-2 days in Klaipeda to get good acquaintance of city.Klaipeda...

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Kaunas

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  • A Fine Collection of Old Master...

    Kaunas Things to Do

    This art museum has a nice collection of Italian paintings from the Late Renaissance up to the 18th Century.At this art museum,I saw fine Italian paintings by Santo di Tito("Christ"),Jacopo Palma Il Vecchio("Saint Mary with Saints Rock and Margaret"),Parmigiano("Bath of Infant Jesus"),Giovanni Da San Giovanni("Thalia,Muse"),Luca Giordano("Saint...

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  • Park Inn Kaunas

    Kaunas Hotels

    New modern hotel. Now name Reval hotel Neris. I work in Reval hotel so i know how everything is...

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  • Fine 20th Century Art by Curlionis

    Kaunas Things to Do

    Although much of this art museum was being renovated,I still saw outstanding oil paintings,watercolor paintings,and pastel creations by Mikhail Curlionis,including his "Sunrise","Lightning","Sonata of Pyramids","Zodiac Series",and "Past".Curlionis' methods of drawing and painting are very unique and worthy of recognition.I spent about 2 hours in...

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Klaipeda

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  • Klaipeda a sad town of Lithuania

    Klaipeda Off The Beaten Path

    When I first came to this coastal town of Lithuania it was still under Soviet rule and I saw tanks and Russian military personnel on the streets, though the country is in transition to become Independent from Russia so this is quite a long time ago.This is the first Baltic Port I visited and it was extremely cold. My first impression of the town is...

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  • Promenada

    Klaipeda Hotels

    This hotel is located on a side street several blocks north of the old town but only a short...

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  • Lithuanian Currency: Euro (since 2015)

    Klaipeda Local Customs

    Lithuania joined the European Union (EU) on the 1st of May 2004 and on the 1st of January 2015 Lithuania even became a member of the Eurozone. This means that nowadays the Euro is the official currency in the country.When I visited Klaipeda in 2006, Lithuania still had the Litas as official currency. The Litas was subdivided into 100 Centai.You can...

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Nida

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  • Lithuanian Currency: Euro (since 2015)

    Nida Local Customs

    Lithuania joined the European Union (EU) on the 1st of May 2004 and on the 1st of January 2015 Lithuania even became a member of the Eurozone. This means that nowadays the Euro is the official currency in the country.When I visited Nida in 2006, Lithuania still had the Litas as official currency. The Litas was subdivided into 100 Centai.You can get...

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  • Villa Banga

    Nida Hotels

    Pamario Str. 2, Nida, 5872, Lithuania

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • Baltic Amber

    Nida Shopping

    About 80 % of the world's known amber resources are located in the Baltic region. Amber came into being some million years ago from the sap of various pine trees which became fossilized.One of the most popular souvenirs from the Baltic region are therefore all sorts of amber jewely or amber decorations. You find them in souvenir shops or at market...

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Druskininkai

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  • Local cuisine

    Druskininkai Restaurants

    Forto dvaras is restaurant of traditional Lithuanian cuisine located in the centre of Druskininkai, near lake. Typical dishes of different regions of Lithuania are presented in menu. Potatoe dishes like Cepelinai or dumplings are very popular.Lithuanian alcoholic drinks are also in offer - vodkas, beer.

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  • Spa Vilnius Sana

    Druskininkai Hotels

    SPA Vilnius is 2-in-1: hotel and sanatorium. Rooms are clean and tidy, newly renovated, but not very...

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  • It was terrible service and tasteless...

    Druskininkai Restaurants

    We have waited for half of hour for a waiter.When we wanted to leave a restaraunt the waiter gave to us a carte and in five minutes she has taken an order.We waited for 50 minutes for cepelnies! for me and my son.. but my husband was left without his ordered dish.When in 1,5 hours we would like to leave the restaraunt in second time: they gave to...

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Trakai

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  • The Karaims

    Trakai Local Customs

    Trakai is not only famous for its lakeside setting, castle, and Lithuanian history, it is also well known for its Karaim (or Karaite) community, so who are the Karaims?They are a religious group of people who consider themselves descendants of the Kipchak Turkic tribes that lived between the Caspian Sea and the Dneiper estuary.Historians tell us...

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  • Apvalaus Stalo Klubas

    Trakai Hotels

    Karaimu 53 A., Trakai, LT 21104, Lithuania

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Trakai Island Castle

    Trakai Things to Do

    There are two castles in Trakai - the remains of the Peninsula Castle, and the one everyone comes to see - The Island Castle.If you arrive by public transport you'll need to walk down through the village from the train or bus station until you come to Lake Galve. It'll take around 20 minutes or so to walk directly to the castle but there'll be...

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Siauliai

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  • Lithuanian Currency: Euro (since 2015)

    Siauliai Local Customs

    Lithuania joined the European Union (EU) on the 1st of May 2004 and on the 1st of January 2015 Lithuania even became a member of the Eurozone. This means that nowadays the Euro is the official currency in the country.When I visited Siauliai in 2006, Lithuania still had the Litas as official currency. The Litas was subdivided into 100 Centai.You can...

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  • Siaulia Kolegija (Siaulia College...

    Siauliai Hotels

    We came to Siauliai without having booked any accomodation in advance. So on arrival we headed...

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  • travel to other destinations

    Siauliai Things to Do

    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...

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Neringa

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  • Birds in Nida

    Neringa Things to Do

    The most popular place to fish in Kuronian lagoon is the port gate.... There are not only fishermen who enjoys it :-) Near Juodkrante there is a big territory occupied by cormorans. They are famous trees killers. I have a feeling this territory can be well used for horror movie :-) But there are also more kind birds :-)

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  • The beach

    Neringa Things to Do

    Differently than in developed summer resorts, don't expect to see strawy umbrellas, cots and umbrellas prepared for you in the Curonian Beach. There are also no high buildings close to the beach of Neringa. Anyhow, the beach is free for everyone (if you don't count entrance fee to the Curonian Spit), sand is cleaned regulary so just follow the...

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  • The scene for horor movie

    Neringa Things to Do

    When you drive from Juodkrante town to Nida town, take a little stop to see "nature monument" - Cormorants camp. These crazy, humongous birds eat fish from the Baltic sea, they are pretty good divers, then they come back home to nests in trees and empty their bowels. Everything looks very natural and fine if not dead trees around.. the thing is...

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Birstonas

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  • International Jazz festival

    Birstonas Local Customs

    Lithuanians like Jazz. Basically there are 4 international Jazz festivals Kaunas Jazz, Vilnius Jazz, Klaipeda Jazz and Birstonas Jazz. They have very particular atmospheres, there're a lot of people prefering Birstonas Jazz festival. It takes place every second year , on even years (so the next one is 2006) on the last weekend of March. More info...

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  • Jieznas – small town with beautiful...

    Birstonas Off The Beaten Path

    Jieznas first time was mentioned in 1492. Here was a palace of famous Pacai family (nowadays just some buildings, not looking as palace left).Jieznas is most known for its beautiful baroque church, construction of it was funded by Pacai. Churcf of St. Archangel Michael and John was built in 1670. Interior is beautifully decorated, here is one...

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  • Prienai – former rival of Birstonas

    Birstonas Off The Beaten Path

    Prienai got more significance than Birstonas in 17th century. Place got Magdeburg right in 1609. In 1785 the paper factory was established, it was one of the biggest in Lithuania. Town is interesting for its big wooden church, monument for Great Duke Kestutis, Freedom square, former buildings of water mill and paper factory. All significant...

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Anyksciai

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  • Museum of Antanas Vienuolis - Zukauskas

    Anyksciai Things to Do

    Museum houses an exhibition of two poets - Antanas Vienuolis and Antanas Baranauskas. There is a house, where Antanas Vienuolis originally lived and also a wooden barn, a place where Antanas Baranauskas loved to spend his leisure time and write famous Lithuania poem "Anyksciai pinewood".Also there is another, more modern building with temporal...

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  • Puntukas stone

    Anyksciai Off The Beaten Path

    Puntukas stone is located about 6 kilometers from Anyksciai. It is better to go there by car. It is second biggest stone now in Lithuania, and it was the biggest till 1957. Puntukas weights around 265 tons. Actually some of weight it lost, as it is as monument now for S. Darius and S. Girenas. They were pilots during interwar times, and flew from...

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  • Summer sledges

    Anyksciai Sports & Outdoors

    It is the first summer sledge attraction in Lithuania. The railing comes down and you can choose if you use stop lever on the sledges or not :)When I visited it, there were also many people with children visiting it. The ride is possible if the weather is not rainy or too much windy. One ride cost around 1,5 euros, if you take 5 per once, it cost...

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Panevezys

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  • Narrow gauge railway

    Panevezys Transportation

    Unfortunately there are no regular services anymore but the train can be chartered. If you are a group it could be worthwhile looking into it.There is a leaflet (in Lithuanian/English/German/Russian) with prices available at the tourist office on Laisves 11.

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  • Hotel Romantic

    Panevezys Hotels

    A rather big complex with car park that looks very new. I haven't been inside but it looks...

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  • Russian orthodox church

    Panevezys Off The Beaten Path

    There are of course several churches and cathedral in Panevezys but this small Russian Orthodox Church is my favourite. There is also an old grave yard but I have not found my great-grandfather's grave. I first spotted the church when I was on the bus coming from Kaunas.Near the Holy Trinity church which is on Nepriklausomybes square. The Russian...

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Kernave

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  • Go by bikes to Kernave

    Kernave Sports & Outdoors

    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...

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  • Bus is the best way to get to Kernave

    Kernave Transportation

    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.

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  • Sculptures of Iron Wolf and Moses

    Kernave Things to Do

    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...

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Kretinga

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  • Place to eat in Kretinga

    Kretinga Restaurants

    Visiting Kretinga took about half of the day, so I decided also to turn to any restaurant - bar for a snack. Actually I visited "Grifas" just not so far from Catholic church. I ate carbonate (pork meat) with potatoes and vegetables, also drunk a cup of green tea. The price of it was about 4 Euros. Place was cosy, also personnel was nice.

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  • Franciscans monastery

    Kretinga Things to Do

    Monastery is located just near the church, a little bit hidden. As Kretinga was one of major centres of Lithuanian Franciscans, it was built as their main living location. Monastery was constructed, as church, in beginning of 17th century. Building is a mix of Renaissance and baroque, here is also Lourdes, but I haven't found it.

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  • Lutheran church

    Kretinga Things to Do

    Brick Lutheran church was built just at the same square as Catholic church. Square is called "City hall square", as in old times there was such type building, later simply destroyed. This church was built in 1896 - 1899. It is a fact, that West and North Lithuania was also place of Lutheran minority people, who built their own churches, so Kretinga...

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Sventoji

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  • Using car

    Sventoji Transportation

    I was using car traveling to Sventoji. The route from Vilnius was enlarged, as I wanted also to see Nemunas bank small towns (Veliuona, Vytenai...). In other case, it is just possible to go Vilnius - Kaunas - Klaipeda autobahn, later take road to North through Palanga. Sventoji is about at border with Latvia. Anyway, to take public transportation...

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  • Kretinga - famous winter garden

    Sventoji Off The Beaten Path

    Kretinga is a town, already not touched by a sea. Is it called "the capital of Lithuanian Franciscans", as they were invited here in 1602, built renaissance church, monastery and religic school. There buildings still left till these times. Kretinga is also famous for Tiskeviciai manor with huge park and scenic cemetery.Kretinga is about 26...

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  • Darbenai - small Samogitian town

    Sventoji Off The Beaten Path

    Darbenai is a small town, known from 16 century. The name of Darbenai comes from river name "Darba". What is more, "darbas" is "work" in Lithuanian, it is old word, known already in Sanskrit.Here you could see church of St. Peter and St. Paul (19th century) as well as wooden chapel. Monument of Independence is located nearby; it was removed in...

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