The Trakai Island Castle

Trakai Island Castle

Trakai Island Castle History Trakai Island Castle is one of the must-visit places in Lithuania. The only Eastern European castle that has been built on an island it is located in Trakai, on the shores of Lake Galve. It was one of the main centers of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the castle held […]

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Raudone Castle frontside

Raudone Castle

Raudone Castle is located in Raudone, Lithuania. Raudone Castle’s construction started in the late 16th century. In the 16th century, the castle belonged to King Sigismund II Augustus of Poland. A new castle was built on the ruins of the old one by a German knight, Krispin Kirschenstein. The castle has since been renovated a

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Norviliškės Castle

Norviliškės Castle

The Norviliškės Castle was first mentioned in 1586. It is a rare example of such a Renaissance complex in Lithuania. Once, the castle, gate tower, and defensive tower formed a typical defensive system with a compact yard in the center. Now the Norviliskes castle is rebuilt using authentic technologies and it has modern facilities. The

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Kaunas Castle

Kaunas Castle

Kaunas Castle (Kauno Pilyje) is the oldest castle in Lithuania. Archaeological evidence suggests that it was originally built during the 14th century, in the Gothic style. At the beginning of the 21st century, about one-third of the building is still standing. Its site is strategic – a rise on the banks of the Nemunas River

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The Gediminas Tower

Gediminas Castle

Vilnius Complex History The Vilnius Castle Complex is a group of defensive, cultural, and religious buildings on the left bank of the Neris River, near its meeting point with the Vilnia River, in Vilnius. The complex evolved between the 10th and 18th centuries and was one of the significant defensive structures. Gediminas TowerToday, the remaining

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