Culture of Palanga. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Palanga is the greatest attraction for eco tourists, open air recreation fans and all of the travelers tending to exploration of unique scenic nature areas. The city is surrounded with aged forests. A majestic botanical garden stands in the heart of the resort. The Botanical Garden of Palanga dates back to the 19th century. The garden locates one of the most significant landmarks of the city being the Palanga Amber Museum. Its collection encompasses hundreds of unique amber handcrafted articles. The museum tells its visitors on the history of development of this unique amber craft.
1. Tourists, visiting Palanga for the first time, should start their city exploration tour from visiting a tourist information center which is located in the Vitauto street. The tourists … Open
The museum is housed in the Tyszkiewicz Palace which is the most significant architectural landmark of the city. The Count Tyszkiewicz was given a title of Honorary Citizen of Palanga in 1997. A development of port area the beauty of which stuns the city residents and guests till nowadays was led by this prominent person. The palace built in 1897 is executed in Neo-Renaissance style. The last scale reconstruction of the palace was held in 1957.
Another interesting landmark of the tourist destination is the Birute Mountain. This place is famous in numerous legends. It is considered that in bygone days local folks kept a sacred fire on the top of the mountain. Few years ago archeologists managed to discover a scale ceremonial shrine on the mountain. A genuine purpose of the shrine is still unknown. Copyright
In the second part of the 19th century it was decided to build a chapel on the mountain. Its building has perfectly survived till nowadays. The picturesque chapel built of red brick keeps a rich collection of religious artifacts and statues. Among religious sights and landmarks of the city of Palanga the Church of Assumption of the Holy Virgin Mary is best worth tourists attention. The building of the scale church the height of which is 76m was held at the turn of the 19th – 20th centuries.
The construction of the church was initiated by mentioned above Count Tyszkiewicz who heavily invested in the undertaking from his own purse. Another stunning landmark is the Old drugstore which has been working since 1827. The destination is worth visiting even if drugs are unnecessary. The matter is that the drugstore is located in a wonderful wooden house which is well worth visiting.
This is not just a beach resort, but a true recreational center, which is famous thanks to its unique ecological environment. The unique combination of rich pine forests and tender sea … Open
One of the peculiar features of the city is plenty of original monuments and statues scattered all over the area. One of the most known statues is the “Urate and Kastitis” one which is executed in traditional Baltic style. The statue illustrates one of the most beautiful local legends.
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Iconic cultural sights of Lithuania

In Lithuania, you can visit not only the ancient castles. One of the districts of Kaunas features a unique building consisting of twenty floors. It is shaped like a banknote in one thousand LTL. It was finished in the first half of the 20th century. Its construction was completed in 2008. Since then, it is one of the most prestigious office buildings in the country. This choice of the facade was made not by accident. The banknote reminds all modern entrepreneurs about the old traditions, shows the independence of the country, and the robustness of the Lithuanian economy. The main museum of the city is the M.K. Ciurlionis National Art Museum; it displays avant-garde works of this famous Lithuanian author. There is also the Aviation Museum, the Military Museum of Vytautas the Great, and the Communication History Museum. … Open

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