Utena is the capital of East Aukštaitija and one of the oldest cities in Lithuania, which was first mentioned in 1261 in a letter of King Mindaugas. Utena is located in a very picturesque area - between Dauniškis and Vyžuonaitis lakes. Dauniškis Lake has a unique attraction to offer – a fountain with a water screen that plays music and lights up.
The land of Utena is charming throughout all seasons: the wonderful Alaušas lake is a popular attraction during summer, and in the winter auto sports fanatics can enjoy the popular Winter Rally. Over 40 cozy farmsteads in the countryside are waiting for visitors all year long. Guests of Utena can visit the only Museum of Ceramics in Lithuania, and try to make a pot of their own. You should not miss the old post office of Utena, which was created in poet Antanas Baranauskas’ poems, where you will learn the interesting story of Warsaw-St Petersburg crossroads. Honore de Balzac, Ilya Repin, Jonas Basanavicius and many other famous people visited.
Permanent guests of Utena notice that in recent years the city has become even better – new squares and cozy parks, as well as quickly renewed streets.
People of Utena are known for their hospitable ways – each guest will be greeted warmly and gladly shown around the city. Come and see for yourself that Utena is a city of really happy people!