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A School of Karaites in New Trakai

The Karaites (Qaraites/Karaims) are the descendants of a Turkic tribe Kipchak, who were brought to Trakai in 1398 by Lithuanian Grand Duke Vytautas the Great [...]

Karaite Ethnographic Exhibition in New Trakai

Karaite Ethnographic Museum in New Trakai was built in 1938 on the initiative of the Karaite spiritual leader Seraya Shapshal in commemoration of the 540 year anniversary of the Tatars and Karaites in New Trakai and Lithuania [...]

Karaite Kenessa in New Trakai

A Karaite place of worship in New Trakai already stood in this place in the early 15th century. It was also wooden, as it is today, and burned down several times in history [...]

Vilnius Panorama of the Neris River

The heart of Vilnius is at the confluence of the Neris River and smaller Vilnia River. The Old Town of Vilnius is between these two rivers [...]

National Martynas Mažvydas Library

The National Martynas Mažvydas Library was established in 1963 and is located next to the Parliament (Seimas) building at Gedimino Ave. 51 [...]

Residential Palace at Trakai Island Castle

The residential palace of Trakai Island Castle is comprised of two parallel corpuses that were joined by walls, as well as a defensive tower (dungeon) in the front. Shooting slots are created in the upper level of the tower and both corpuses [...]

Lithuania – Geographical Center of Europe

In 1992 the French National Geography Institute carried out new calculations, according to which, the geographical centre of Europe is located 25 km to the North from Lithuania's capital Vilnius [...]

Bailey of Trakai Island Castle

Baily (courtyard) of Trakai Island Castle. The castle was built from the beginning of the 14th century to the beginning of the 15th century on three islands: swampy areas were filled with rock and gravel in order to create one single island [...]

The Trakai Peninsula Castle

Lithuanian Grand Duke Kęstutis (1345-1377 & 1381-11382) begin building the Trakai Peninsula Castle in the mid-14th century. The first castle was made of wood. Later it was made with brick and had 10 defensive towers that were joined by a wall that was 10 meters high [...]

Vileišis Estate

Vileišis estate is located at Antakalnio St. 4, across the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. The main house was built in 1904-1906 by the Lithuanian businessman and public figure Petras Vileišis according to a design by engineer August Klein [...]

Lakes of Trakai

30 km west of Vilnius the town of New Trakai, its reconstructed immense Lake Galvė Island Castle, and the surroundings, including Old Trakai and 32 lakes, are protected within the Trakai Historical National Park, established in 1991 [...]