The Church of St. George the Martyr

The Church of St.George the Martyr in Vilnius was built in 1506 for the Carmelite monks who had settled in the Radziwiłł Estate and for whose maintenance Vilnius Voivode Michael Radziwiłł allotted land and funding as well [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

King Mindaugas Monument

Mindaugas was the only King of Lithuania from 1253 to 1263, a ruler who created Lithuania's statehood. The monument to him is erected in 2003 in front of New Arsenal that is today transformed into Lithuanian National Museum [...]

Karaites of New Trakai

Upon returning from battle in the Crimea, Lithuanian Grand Duke Vytautas settled the Karaites, both soldiers, and civilians (a total of 383 families) in a free area of the town of New Trakai between the two castles (the Peninsula Castle and the Island Castle) in 1398 [...]

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 [...]

Island Castle of Trakai

The castle, built on an island in Lake Galvė, is a unique Gothic defensive complex, able to be reached only by bridge, and which was never overtaken by enemies [...]

Church of St. Anne

The Church of St. Anne in Vilnius is probably the most famous building in the city. It is a masterpiece of flamboyant Gothic, nearly unsurpassed in the world [...]

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