About Lithuania, you don’t hear so much. A city trip to Vilnius is only expected to grow in popularity. It is the largest of the three Baltic states and the only overwintering Catholic state. A round trip still counts as an exploration. In Lithuania you’ll find a wealth of forests, saltwater and freshwater bodies of water, sand dunes, fairytale cities, and digital nomads. Few tourists still visit the country, yet this country has a staggering amount to offer. Interested in what you can see and experience here in its entirety? Continue reading and discover why you should visit Lithuania.
Visit the Vilnius Cathedral. Known as the cathedral Basilica of St. Stanislaus and St. Ladislas of Vilnius, a very impressive and entirely white structure with a beautiful tower for the cathedral, because our hotel was located near the edge of the city center.
The Vilnius Cathedral is located in the historic area of the city, which is listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. A spiritual location in Lithuania dedicated to St. Ladislas and St. Stanislaus, with a chapel dedicated to St. Casimir. Many pilgrims who travel from all over the country and the countryside view this church. It is free to visit the cathedral’s more than forty frescoes and paintings, which originate from between the 16th and 19th centuries.
Or take a visit to the St. Anne’s Church, constructed of brick, is one of the few Gothic-style churches in Luxembourg because the arrival of Christianity took some time.
This tower is the remaining part of the Upper Castle in Vilnius, Lithuania.
The first wooden fortifications were built by Gediminas, Grand Duke of Lithuania. It also has the underside of a decaying castle with some ruins in the background. It is located at the peak of the same-named hill with views of the city. There is a small archaeological museum within. The first known vesting works on this site were built in hair by Gediminas.
Their Gorgeous National Park
The Dzukija National Park is highly recommended for nature enthusiasts! The largest protected natural area in Lithaunia, it also has the biggest bush. However, grass—most of it dented—covers 91% of the national park.
Due to the number of walking and cycling pathways, this natural region is a haven for walkers and cyclists. You can opt to explore the natural environment on foot, a bicycle, or by donning your hiking boots and embarking on a discovery tour, even though the busiest portions of the park are reachable by automobile. Therefore, there is a greater chance that you will only witness wild creatures. Hikers enjoy the park’s numerous rivers and beech trees.
This is not their only park ofcourse. There is another park, the Grtas-park. This is located to the west of the natural park. This unusual park is decorated with propaganda artifacts from the Soviet era. Additionally, you can view a large playing field and a zoo here. Hence, it’s a fun place while you’re traveling with the whole family.
Grey dunes ( Dead dunes )
Gray dunes (more referred to as Dead Dunes) are dunes that run across the Nagliai Nature Reserve on the Curonian Spit, between Pervalka and Juodkrantė. They are protected at the Nagliai Natural Reserve. It is in fact a unique geological formation of sand dunes. The dunes, which have a maximum height of 60 meters still contain four dwellings and two burial sites.