The Old Town of Vilnius is one of the largest in Europe.
It still remains a magnificent symbol of our history as
an open and spitable city. The fact that Vilnius has been
inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List is not only
a great honor to Lithuania, its cultural and historical
heritage, but it also entails a big responsibility.
Alytus is the largest city of the Southern Lithuania and
the most important economic, administrative, cultural
and educational center in the region. According to the
age of the population, Alytus is the youngest city in
Lithuania and the sixth largest city in the country.
Because of the Picturesque pine forests, the hills, the
750 mm narrow gauged railway, the River Sventoji and the
Horse Museum. Poet Antanas Baranauskas glorified the surroundings
in “Anyksciai Pinewood”. The whole area is
cherished by eminent writers. Two sights you must see
are the Puntukas Stone and the pointed tower of Anyksciai
Church. Fine wines and liquors, made in the area, are
also worth sampling. You won’t be disappointed.
Kaunas is the second biggest city in Lithuania with the
total area of 155.5 sq. km., population of 415.7 thousand
and density of 2674 people to 1 sq. km
Laisves pr. 5, LT-04215 Vilnius
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Lithuanian culture has experienced influences
by different traditions and factors that can still be felt
at present. It is also significant for an interesting merge
of elements of pagan mythology and Christianity. Starting
from the Renaissance and on to the later epochs, Western
European cultural tradition has clearly had the greatest
influence on professional art in Lithuania. In the 20th
century, throughout the period of independent Lithuania,
highly productive relations between our country and other
European states enriched Lithuanian culture on the whole
and encouraged the development of its modern culture.
The roots of versatile Lithuanian culture lie back in the
multicultural legacy of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (14th
- 18th centuries). The boundaries of Lithuanian culture
have always been beyond the borders of ethnic Lithuania.
Outstanding personalities, who lived in the territory of
the present-day Poland, Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, are
often ascribed to the Lithuanian culture.
Surviving many influences, which came with migrant artists,
occupations, forced and strategic political unions, through
cultural and scientific exchange, Lithuanians have persistently
protected the identity of their traditional culture and
its formative elements.
The history of contemporary professional Lithuanian art
and music started with artist and composer Mikalojus Konstantinas
Ciurlionis (1875 - 1911). The works by this talented artist
combined symbolism and romanticism. Lithuanian literature,
arts, theatre and music flourished within the first years
of independence of Lithuania as a state. Alas, a part of
Lithuanian authors, actors and scientists were forced into
emigration by dramatic events of the 20th century. The works
by Lithuanian emigrant writers and artists created in Western
Europe and USA nowadays have become an integral part of
Lithuanian cultural heritage.
The most recent cultural events in Lithuania grow out of
the fertile soil of ethnic culture traditions and the European
context. Not once has Lithuanian theatre been highly appreciated
by Lithuanian as well as foreign audience and theatre critics.
Such directors as Eimuntas Nekrosius, Oskaras Korsunovas,
Rimas Tuminas, Jonas Vaitkus and Gintaras Varnas are ranked
among international theatre celebrities.
Our country can also boast of many well-known professional
symphonic and chamber orchestras, choirs, opera singers
and ballet dancers. Cultural events happening all year round
encompass marvelous annual festivals of classical music,
theatre, cinema and poetry presenting performances by many
eminent Lithuanian and foreign artists. Lithuania is widely
known as a jazz country, famous for its several international
jazz festivals organized by jazz performers and fans in
Kaunas, Birstonas and Vilnius.
Roads in Lithuania are considered to be
the best in the Baltic States. The via Baltica motorway
connecting Helsinki with Warsaw and running trough three
Baltic States is under construction. There is a well-developed
domestic and international bus network in Lithuania and
they are popular and quite comfortable.
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Klaipeda is spread along the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon
and is situated on the both banks of the Dane River. Klaipeda's
old town is situated on the left bank of the river. Today Klaipeda
is the third largest city in Lithuania with population of 202
Panevezys is located in central Lithuania, on the both sides
of Nevezys river. The central, the oldest part of the city lies
by the river. Panevezys possesses a lot off museums, galleries,
centres of culture, theatres, libraries. It is fifth largest
Lithuanian city.Population is more than 132 thousands.
Silute is located on the shores of Sysa river. The city is
relatively young one since it was formed as late as 1910
Telsiai is the administrative center of the region. The region
stretches in the North West of Lithuania, in the mid highlands
of Zemaitija (Samogitia) and covers area 1439 km². The
population of it is 61.5 thousand. About 31 % of the territory
is covered by forests. The lakes and water depositories cover
1,9% of the total area.
Telsiai has had a very important role in the history of the
Varena is located a little aside of the Vilnius - Grodno railroad.
The town was founded in 1862 when Warsaw - St. Petersburg railroad