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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 [...]

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