What to see in Lithuania

Square with a sundial

Each city has a symbol that is associated with it. This is the Kremlin for Moscow, the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg or Kiev Andrew's Descent. The Lithuanian city of Siauliai has its own trademark. The spacious square in the city center is called the Square of the sundial and is a favorite resting place for guests of the city and its indigenous people. Among the modest one-story Lithuanian houses, the area looks majestically and luxurious. Its decoration are numerous flower beds with a variety of floral arrangements and elegant metal benches, on which there are no empty seats during various urban events. But its main element is a large sundial, which shows not the usual time, but the numbers 1, 2, 3 and 6, which symbolize the year of the first mention in the annals of the city of Siauliai.

Town Hall in Vilnius

Being in Vilnius, be sure to visit the Town Hall Square. Here is the magnificent building of the City Hall, built in the style of classicism with perfectly straight lines and strict proportions.Today in the Town Hall there are receptions of foreign delegations, concerts and public holidays are held. The main facade of this low-rise two-story building is supported by a small portico with six columns in the Doric style. On a triangular pediment, elements with exquisite modeling are distinguished.

Gedeminas Tower

Historical Monument The Gedeminas Tower is located on the western slope of Castle Hill. The tower is located at an altitude of 142 m above sea level and consists of three floors. The building material for the tower was red brick and rough stone. On the territory of the tower complex there is an observation deck, which offers a beautiful view of the Vili valley and the Old Town. The Gediminas Tower not only personifies Gothic, but it is a symbol of the entire Lithuanian state.

Hill of Crosses

This place not far from the city of Šiauliai on the highway Riga-Kaliningrad is the main attraction of Lithuania. The mountain is a hill on which there is a huge number (up to one hundred thousand) of various crosses. According to legend, the person who put the cross here will be lucky.For today the Hill of Crosses has united the crosses of the most different denominations and sizes. Here is the crucifixion of Pope John Paul II himself, which he installed on September 7, 1993.

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