Lithuania - leisure , attractions , weather , food , tours , photos , map
Travels / / April 02, 2016
Lithuania located in the eastern part of the Baltic coast and borders with Latvia, Belarus, Poland and the Russian Federation.The population of this small Baltic country of 3.1 million. Inhabitants, most of whom represented the Lithuanians (80%).Apart from these, in Lithuania live Russian, Poles, Belarusians and other nationalities.The bulk of the population (about 80%) belongs to the Roman Catholic Church, also live in the country Orthodox, Lutherans, Jews, Sunni Muslims, and others. The national currency is the Lithuanian Litas (Lt).
Lithuania - the capital and largest city
capital of Lithuania is an ancient and beautiful Vilnius, a place of concentration of political, economic, cultural and scientific life of the country.Today it is home to about 542.2 thousand. Residents.Vilnius Old Town is included in the list of World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.Other significant cities of Lithuania - Kaunas, Klaipeda, Siauliai, Panevezys.Of great importance for the economic and cultural life of the countryalso have resorts Palanga, Neringa, Druskininkai and Birstonas.
Lithuania - Holidays and Tours
Tours in Lithuania are in constant demand by tourists.The beautiful nature, healing mineral springs, clean sea air on the coast of the Baltic Sea and a large number of attractions and provide an opportunity for healing and for an exciting pastime.Lithuania offers tourists sightseeing tours, as well as the beach and medical tourism.In addition, you can take a combined tour includes visits to the neighboring Baltic states.
for medical tourism Lithuania has sanatoriums, which are unique in that their locations there is a natural way to the surface of mineral waters and mud.The Lithuanian resorts effectively cured cardiovascular, pulmonary and skin diseases, as well as spinal diseases and thyroid.
lovers beach tourism and recreation on the shores of the Baltic Sea offers numerous hotels, campsites, holiday villages with a variety of species of marine entertainment.Lithuanian resorts are the best place for families with children, as the constant cloud cover and light sea breeze save travelers from the sweltering heat.
Equally popular tours in Lithuania.First of all, tourists are eager to see Vilnius, its medieval castles, museums and architecture.However, many attractions are in other cities of Lithuania, and, given its small size, it is possible for a very short period of time to see the many cultural values and experience the atmosphere of this amazing national colors of amber countries.
Lithuania - Sights
main attractions of the country are concentrated in its historic towns with beautiful old architecture.First of all, this Vilnius with its old town, where you can see the buildings erected more in the 15-16 centuries.In the capital, is worth seeing the Cathedral Square to the Cathedral, the Chapel of Dawn with the famous icon of the Virgin Mary, Vilnius University, which is one of Europe's oldest institutions of higher education, the Church of St.Anna, Verkiai Palace.The thrill reserves visiting Vilnius character - Gediminas tower with observation platform.
Kaunas is the second largest and most important city of Lithuania.Here you can see samples of ancient gothic architecture, such as Kaunas Castle or the house Perkunas, or Baroque style, which is represented by the Camaldolese monastery, the town hall and the church of the Jesuits.A striking legacy of the Renaissance Palace is Masalskoe princes.
in Trakai, one of the ancient capitals of Lithuania, you can visit the castle of Trakai, one of the most popular historical and architectural monuments of Lithuania.At various times he was a defensive fortress, a prison, and today it is - a museum and venue for various festivals.Also, you can walk in Trakai Dominican monastery and meet residential buildings Karaites, to visit the church Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Church of the Nativity of St. Mother of God, and visit the ethnographic exhibition of the Karaites.
City Kernavė is also among the world heritage sites protected by UNESCO.You can visit the Historical and Archaeological Museum-Reserve, as if to come to the city in July, it is possible to get to the "Days of Living History" and to see the conditions of medieval craftsmen work and try old Lithuanian dishes.
proud of Lithuania and its national parks: Aukštaitija, Dzūkija, Žemaitija, Curonian Spit and Trakai Historical National Park.
Lithuania - the weather (climate)
Climate Lithuanian coast of the sea, the rest of the country - is temperate continental.The average summer temperature is + 20 ° C, in winter drops to -4 ° C.
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Lithuania - kitchen
most popular product in Lithuania - it's potatoes.From it is prepared many delicious national dishes, such as zhemaychu - pancakes from boiled potatoes with meat stuffing, vedorey - stuffed with grated potatoes and bacon pig's intestine, plokshtaynis - potato pudding and a favorite dish of Lithuanians - tseppelinay national potato dumplings conical shape with thevarious fillings.
From meat often use pork, which is consumed in fried, boiled or stewed.Smoked pig tails and ears - a very popular beer snack, a favorite brand that Lithuanians is Svyturys.Another famous Lithuanian beer snack - smoked eel.Try it and other dishes of Lithuanian cuisine in the many cafes, however, to assess its authentic taste, it is better to choose for dinner, not a tourist restaurant, and a cozy home institution where you are not only tasty and inexpensive feed, but will treatexcellent infusion of local herbs and honey.
Lithuania - interesting facts
Lithuanians - polite, calm and welcoming, many good command of the Russian language.However, tourists, traveling around the country, have to remember that cross the boundaries of private property without the owner's permission can not be here for this offender threatened various sanctions, up to expulsion.
also forbidden to visit nature reserves without permission of the Directorate, except for certain specified routes.
in Lithuanian schools is customary to leave a tip of 10%, in a taxi - round off the amount in a big way.
As in Lithuania, be sure to buy amber products Memory, wood and ceramics, which is famous for the country, as well as the famous Lithuanian tinctures and balms.
Lithuania - visa
Lithuania is a party to the Schengen agreement, so there need to travel to a Schengen visa or a Lithuanian national.To get it, you need to contact the Lithuanian Embassy, and provide a valid passport and application form with the necessary documents, as well as pay a visa fee of EUR 35.Lithuanian tourist visa, which is the date of issue shall be valid for 30 days, allows you to stay in the country up to 10-14 days, with a single entry into the country.With a Schengen visa can enter Lithuania within six months from the date of issue and be with the country up to 3 months.
Lithuania - Embassy
Lithuanian Embassy in Moscow is located in Borisoglebsk alley, house 10. Call back please call (495) 785-86-05, the consular department - (495) 785-86-25.