Lithuania is the largest one among all the three Baltic states. Adorned with Amber Road, glittering dunes of Curonian Spit, pristine beaches, picturesque valleys, religious monuments, historical architecture and modern lifestyle, things to do in Lithuania are as eclectic as its landscape. There are thick forests, lush meadows, fruit and vegetable gardens and mountains, which offer rustic scenery and traditional living to observe. Lithuanian cuisine is heavily based on fresh fruits and vegetables. Jams, home-squeezed juice, marinated mushrooms, cucumbers, brown rye bread, curd cheese, cold-smoked bacon, vėdarai, kugelis, skilandis and smoked fish are some of the famous dishes. Things to do in Lithuania are natural, which attract and fascinate everyone.
Gate of Dawn, Vilnius
This chapel is famous all around the world for the well known icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy. The Renaissance style masterpiece was painted in tempera on oak boards also known as the Madonna of the Gate of Dawn. It was originally painted in the 17th century and later on repainted in oil.
It is the lowest part of Baltic coast that makes a unique woven pattern of lakes, rivers, swamps, rigmarole of canals and seaside marshes. Observe the flock of rare water birds, miraculous sunrises and magical sunsets along the sea coast.
Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, Vilnius
The Royal Palace is an ornate in the heart of Vilnius, Cathedral Square. Constructed in the 13th century, this impressive stone architecture had been evolved over the years. From the late Gothic castle to grand Renaissance residence, which turned into the early Baroque luxurious edifice.
Hill of Crosses, Siauliai
This historical and an exceptional sacred place attracts hundreds of pilgrims from around the world. Above 100, 000 crosses dug in the ground as well as crucifixes, effigies, carvings of Lithuanian patriots and a huge number of the Virgin Mary’s statues with rosaries.
It is a thin sand dune spit, which is 98 km long separating Lithuania from Russia. There are pine groves and golden sand dunes for walking and cycling or you may sit along the coast and have some smoked fish.
This farmstead garden is an absurd open-air museum, which displays the artwork of a sculptor and devout Christian Kazys Orvydas and his son Vilius Orvidas. There are hundreds of tombstones made up of stones and boulders, statues, busts, cemetery crosses and carvings.
One of the finest example of early Baroque, this is the main Roman Catholic church in Lithuania. Decorated with valuable frescoes, sculptures and antique tombstones, its flamboyant façade opens into the Cathedral Square where 57 meters tall historic bell tower stands besides the edifice.
Zmuidzinavicius Museum (Devils’ Museum), Kaunas
The only museum in the world, which is entirely dedicated to the devils. This three storey building houses over 3,000 sculptures and carvings of devils made from different materials.
Trakai Historical National Park, Vilnius
Almost 102-228 m above the sea level, this historic park consists of traditional villages, thick forests and glittering lakes. Spreading over an area of 82 km2 there are various historic sites on the island, which include the grand Trakai Castle and the remains of the Peninsula Castle.
Palanga Amber Museum
Established in 1963, this museum is a subdivision of Lithuanian Art Museum. Housed in Tiskeviciai Palace, it exhibits almost 28,000 amber pieces including the largest amber in Europe, the Amber Sun or Sun Stone. They are mainly jewellery items and other pieces of artwork.