If you will ask someone what can you see in Lithuania, you can be sure that one of the first attractions that they will mention, will be Trakai. Trakai castle is located on an island in Lake Galve. Its construction begun in the 14th century and it was one of the main centres of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Why should you visit it? 1. It is the only water castle in all Eastern Europe 2. It is a symbol of Lithuanian tourism 3. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful castles of Lithuania 4. There are a lot of legends around this place 5. It is an incredible architectural example of Gothic style 6. It is the place where you can eat the real kibinai.
The Republic of Užupis is a district in Vilnius and it is a state within a state. It proclaimed its independence on 1 April 1997. Uzupis, has not only its own constitution, but a national anthem, a bishop, and four flags (one for each season of the year). It is quite small and isolated – about 148 acres (0.60 km2) in size. From the Old Town, Užupis is separated by a river, from here is its name which means “beyond the river”.
Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania and its largest city. Actually it is the second biggest city of the Baltic countries. To tell the truth, when i came here i didn’t know much about this city, i wanted to discover it not from the travel guides, but on my own. This was the best idea i’ve ever had! The first thing that i’ve seen from the plane was the old town. The airplane passed just near it and i’ve seen how beautiful is Vilnius. I’ve seen the Gediminas Tower, many parks, buildings different from architectural point of view. I will begin my travel guide from the “Green Bridge” or “Žaliasis tiltas” – the oldest bridge in the city. The bridge features four sculptures in Soviet realistic style. Each features two people, representing social classes idealized by the Communist authorities: soldiers, workers, farmers and students.
I think that it will be fair if my first post will be about Lithuania, the country where i’m living at the moment. I’m here since the end of August 2014.
The reason of being here is my Erasmus year. At the beginning it was supposed to be just one semester, but i fell in love with this place and i decided to stay more time.
I’m studying in Vilnius and this city has everything: new buildings, soviet type constructions, old town, parks, monuments, museums, a lot of fancy places and traditional ones, pubs, restaurants and the list can go on.
In this post i will write about the places from where you can admire the beauty of Vilnius. I will put them in order of preferences: