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Gate of Dawn
The Gate of Dawn (Lithuanian: Aušros vartai), or Sharp Gate (Polish: Ostra Brama, Latin: Porta Acialis, Belarusian: Вострая Брама, Lithuanian: Ašmens vartai, Russian: Острая брама) is a city gate in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, and one of its most important religious, historical and cultural monuments. It is a major site of Catholic pilgrimage in Lithuania.
The Cathedral Basilica of St Stanislaus and St Ladislaus of Vilnius (Lithuanian: Vilniaus Šv. Stanislovo ir Šv. Vladislovo arkikatedra bazilika; Polish: Bazylika archikatedralna św. Stanisława Biskupa i św. Władysława, historical: Kościół Katedralny św. Stanisława) is the main Roman Catholic Cathedral of Lithuania. It is situated in Vilnius Old Town, just off Cathedral Square. Dedicated to Saints Stanislaus and Ladislaus, the church is the heart of Catholic spiritual life in Lithuania.
The Open-Air Museum of Lithuania
"The Open-Air Museum of Lithuania is one of the largest ethnographic open-air museums in Europe that stretches across the area of 195 ha. The museum was established on the picturesque shores of Kaunas Lagoon in Rumšiškės in 1966. The exhibitions at the museum are intended to introduce the ethnographic regions of Lithuania, i. e. Dzūkija (Dainava), Aukštaitija (Highlands), Suvalkija (Sudovia), Žemaitija (Samogitia) and Lithuania Minor, as they looked at the end of the 18th century and the first half of the 20th century. The houses representing each of the regions stand in their natural environment and have the interior and exterior of the respective period. Exhibitions of household appliances, crafting, trading, agricultural machinery and ethnobotany are presented inside the buildings."
"The beginning of Šeduvos mill – 1905… Then it was started to build. As if the persecution of some kind of enchantment, a mill that was not yet completed, was ignited, and we barely lost it during the war (it was severely ruined). But the mill was never forgotten – in Soviet (1967) years, it became a place of entertainment – people went to it as forgiveness. For several years the mill was abandoned, left to the will of fate. But in the year 2000, it was reborn! The mill’s environment was shaped so that not only the body, but also the soul, could be refreshed (here you will find many motifs related to number 7, which is considered mystical, magical, carrying happiness. Here you can have a good rest after the day’s work, escape from the city routine, or just have a good time with your friends. Relax, rejuvenate and cleanse your body, enjoying a modern splash pool with cascades, enjoying a lot of joyful moments and celebrating any celebration: wedding, birthday, or school outings."
Lithuanian NAtional Opera and Ballet Theatre
Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre (LNOBT) (Lithuanian: Lietuvos nacionalinis operos ir baleto teatras) is an opera house and ballet theatre in Vilnius, Lithuania. It is the largest theatre of the country, committed to organising the creation and production of scenic works for musical theatre and assuring their public performance on the highest artistic level. The theatre operates as an institution founded by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.
Trakai Island Castle
Trakai Island Castle (Lithuanian: Trakų salos pilis; Polish: Zamek w Trokach) is an island castle located in Trakai, Lithuania, on an island in Lake Galvė. The construction of the stone castle was begun in the 14th century by Kęstutis, and around 1409 major works were completed by his son Vytautas the Great, who died in this castle in 1430. Trakai was one of the main centers of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the castle held great strategic importance. The castle was rebuilt in the 1950s–1960s by Lithuanian initiative, although it had received resistance from Soviet authorities. The Trakai History Museum was established after the reconstruction
Tytuvėnai (audio speaker iconpronunciation (help·info)) is a city in the Kelmė district municipality, Lithuania. It is located 17 km (11 mi) east of Kelmė. It is known for its Bernardine monastery.
Kryžių kalnas/Hill of Crosses
The Hill of Crosses near Šiauliai used to be the site of a castle, but the Teutonic Knights destroyed it and set it on fire. People started erecting crosses on the hill in the mid-1800s in remembrance of the dead, as a plea for health and long years of life. The crosses were put up by pilgrims and people who came here with their prayers and pleas, as well as artists and talented craftspeople. The Lithuanian art of cross-crafting, which survived austere Soviet times until today, is on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. An extraordinary aura, gratitude, wishes, dreams and expectations are part of this hill, which brings to mind the atmosphere of Jerusalem’s Western Wall.
Birutės kalnas Palangoje/Birutė Hill in Palanga
Birutė Hill is a relic dune located next to the Palanga Botanical Park (Birutė), very close to the sea. This is another work of counts Tiškevičiai, which is part of the homestead of Palanga manor. Birutė Hill, which rises 21 meters above sea level, is surrounded by the Birutė Forest, which was once considered sacred. It opens up a never-ending spectacle - the wave of the Baltic Sea washing Palanga. This mountain is the most beautiful and important accent of Palanga, having not only its architectural but also historical value. Birutė Hill is rich in both locals and tourists.
Palangos Gintaro muziejus/Palanga Amber museum
The Palanga Amber Museum – Branch of the Lithuanian National Museum of Art – was established on August 3, 1963. It is housed on the estate of Count Feliksas Tiskevicius (1865–1932). The estate, designed by German architect Franc Schwechten (1841–1924), was built in 1897. The Palanga Botanical Gardens, designed by the landscape architect Eduard Francois Andre (1840–1911), surround the Estate.The Palanga Amber Museum’s exposition takes up 15 rooms. About 4500 exhibit pieces are found here. Visitors are acquainted with the formation, processing, practical application, and morphological variations of amber. The museum has a wealth of amber pieces with trapped insects or plants, a collection of unique pieces of amber, and examples of fossilized tree resin brought from all over the world. The Palanga Amber Museum is a branch of the Lithuanian National Museum of Art. About 8 million people have come to visit the Palanga Amber Museum. The Museum is famous for its traditional cultural events. For 30 summers now the terrace has been home to the night serenade concerts. Interesting cultural events and meetings with artists take place in the Fireplace Hall of the Estate.
Palangos tiltas/See Pier
It is impossible to imagine Palanga without the Sea Pier, a place attracting everyone. Beautiful scenery of dunes, yellow beaches and limitless sea open before the eyes of onlooker, the sounds of the sea and shrieks of seagulls fill in the air. Evenings may be comfortably spent on the benches with loved ones watching amazing sunsets. Since 1892, the pier became the most popular place for taking walks. Impacts of time, sea waves and wind destroyed this structure, thus, a new pier of 470 meters in length was built on concrete poles in 1998.
Laisvės aleja/Laisvės avenue
When visiting Kaunas it is necessary to walk along the most important street of Kaunas in the New Town, which is one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe. The length of the street is almost 1.7 kilometres and its layout clearly shows directions to the west and east. While walking along Kaunas Laisvės avenue, you can see Vytautas the Great’s Monument and the sculpture of Danielius Dolskis, the originator of interwar Lithuanian variety music (pop songs) next to the fountain. There are plenty of cafés, bars, restaurants and cosy little shops on Laisvės avenue. It is a favourite place for walking and meeting.
"Metropolio“ viešbutis ir restoranas
After hearing the name of the Metropolis restaurant, images of interwar Kaunas will probably appear to many. Poet Kazys Binkis and opera singer Kipras Petrauskas had fun here during the night. The professor of Vytautas Magnus University used to visit the restaurant. At one time, the younger members of the bohemia had even started calling him "Profesoryne", the "club of the elders." Balis Sruoga, Vincas Krėvė, Leonas Karsavinas and Faust Kirša, and sometimes Vincas Mykolaitis-Putinas, had turned the Metropolis restaurant into a bohemian center for older writers.
Kauko laiptai/Kauko stairs
Kauko Stairs - authentic stairs connecting the city center of Kaunas and Žaliakalnis in the river valley, in the section between Žemaičių and Aukštaičių streets, on the slope of Kauko Alley. One of the symbols of interwar Kaunas, often accompanied by the epithet of the "legendary stairs".
M. K. Čiurlionis - Jūra (The Sea - Symphonic Poem)
Čiurlionis’ music embodies the core of the Lithuanian professional music. It has served as a foundation for the 20th century Lithuanian music culture.
J. Mašanauskas - Vilniaus stogai (1966m.)
XX a. a popular Lithuanian pop singer in the 1960s.
J. Mašanauskas – Elektrenu ziburiai
XX a. a popular Lithuanian pop singer in the 1960s.
Folk song "Ant kalno mūrai"
Ant kalno mūrai - one of the most popular Lithuanian folk songs.
A.Raudonikis "Švelnumas" (Tenderness) performed by V.Noreika
Composer Algimantas Raudonikis is coryphaeus of Lithuanian pop and popular music. V.Noreika the most famous soloist of the opera
Popular pop melodies in 1969
Danutė Neimonaitė - Vėjas man pasakė
Danutė Neimonaitė - The wind told me
Stasys Povilaitis - Senojo Kauno sakmė
Stasys Povilaitis - The Saga of Old Kaunas
Nijolė Paltinienė - O, kaip norėčiau
Nijolė Paltinienė - Oh, as I would like
Vilniaus bokštai "Žalioj stotelėje" (1974 metai)
Vilnius Bokštai "at the Green Station" (1974)
The Neringa Restaurant is a historic landmark in Vilnius, located on Gediminas Avenue. The restaurant was built in 1959 and is best known for its social history, design, architectural value, and top-class service.
Cepelinai - food
Cepelinai (lit. "zeppelins"; singular: cepelinas) or didžkukuliai are potato dumplings made from grated and riced potatoes and stuffed with ground meat, dry curd cheese or mushrooms. It has been described as a national dish of Lithuania, and is typically served as a main dish.
Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis
"Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (Polish: Mikołaj Konstanty Czurlanis; 22 September [O.S. 10 September] 1875 – 10 April [O.S. 28 March] 1911) was a Lithuanian painter, composer and writer. Čiurlionis contributed to symbolism and art nouveau, and was representative of the fin de siècle epoch. He has been considered one of the pioneers of abstract art in Europe. During his short life, he composed about 400 pieces of music and created about 300 paintings, as well as many literary works and poems. The majority of his paintings are housed in the M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum in Kaunas, Lithuania. His works have had a profound influence on modern Lithuanian culture."