Top 10 Places in Lithuania - 2017



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In 1st place is the Old Town Of Vilnius. One of the oldest surviving medieval towns in the Northern Europe is the Old Town of Vilnius. It is the oldest part of the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius. The town part has been encountering several changes and recently it has developed an aura which speaks of the Lithuania’s history and cultural diversity.
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In 2nd place is the Curonian Spit. Curonian Spit is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a 98 kilometer long, thin and curved sand dune spit. It separates the Curonian Lagoon with the Baltic Sea. The southernmost part of the spit lies within Kaliningrad Oblast in Russia and its northern part lies in southwestern Lithuania.
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In 3rd place is the Kernave. The medieval capital of the Grand Duchy Lithuania is the city of Kernave. It is now a popular tourist destination and an archeological site. Kernave is located in the Sirvintos district municipality located in southeastern part of Lithuania. Established in the year 2003 is a Lithuanian State Cultural Reserve which is located here.
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In 4th place is the Aukstaitija National Park. Aukstaitija National Park is the oldest of the five national parks located in Lithuania. It is situated in the northeastern part of Lithuania about 100 kilometers north of Vilnius. It was established in the year 1974. To emphasize that it was the first park of such kind in the republic, it was named as Lithuanian SSR National Park before.
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In 5th place is the Hill Of Crosses. Hill of Crosses is a pilgrimage site located about 12 kilometers north from the city of Siauliai, in northern Lithuania. The origin of the establishment of crosses is unknown but it is believed that the first cross was placed on the former Domantia Hill fort after the 1831 uprising.
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In 6th place is the Palanga. Palanga is a sea side resort town located in the western part of Lithuania. It is on the shore of the Baltic Sea. It is the busiest summer resort in the entire Lithuania and has beautiful long beaches of sand and sand dunes. It has the status of a city municipality and includes Butinge, Nemirseta, Sventoji and other settlements.
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In 7th place is the Kursiy Nerija National Park. The Kursiy Nerija National Park is one of the five National Parks in Lithuania. It was established in the year 1991 and served to protect the unique ecosystem of the Curonian Spit and the Curonian Lagoon. The National Park is protected by the state and is under the Lithuanian Law of Protected Areas.
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In 8th place is the Vilnius University. Vilnius University is the oldest academically renowned university in the Northeastern Europe and that of the Baltic States. It is the largest university in Lithuania. The university was established in the year 1579 and was known as Jesuit Academy. It is also accredited as the third largest university in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
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In 9th place is the St. Anne's Church. St. Anne's Church is a Roman Catholic Church located in the Old Town of Vilnius, Lithuania. It is situated on the right bank of the Vilnia River. It resembles the Flamboyant Gothic and Brick Gothic style of architecture. It is a prominent landmark in the Old Town of Vilnius, which in turn is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site List.
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In 10th place is the Lithuanian Art Museum. The Lithuanian Art Museum is also known as the Vilnius City Museum and was established in Vilnius in the year 1933. The Museum is recognized for housing the greatest and the largest collection of art.
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