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Vytautas Valiušis Ceramics Museum
After visiting plenty of historical and natural objects in the Highlands region, you should also visit Vytautas Valiušis Ceramics Museum, situated in Leliūnai, Utena district. In this museum you will be welcomed by the owner himself, who is a folk artist, titled the king of potters in Lithuania, Vytautas Valiušis. In fact, he was the one who had an idea to create this museum and had established it in the abandoned premises, using his own funds. Only some time later, in...
Just as you arrive to Narkūnai Mound, you will be able to feel the special spirit of this place. The hill which has decorated its steep hillsides with tall and strong trees, preserves history covering many centuries. People have been living here from the very old days – this mound, situated on the shore of Utenėlė River is dated even one thousand years B.C. – 2nd c. A.D. and 14–15th c. The mound was examined more than once. In 1835, Pranciškus Vilčinskis, who...
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Dauniškis park and a fountain
Dauniškis park and the fountain is one of the most impressive places in the city of Utena. What impresses most is the fact that Dauniškis lake, after which a nearby park takes its name, is comforably situated in the town centre surrounded by houses, streets, a pine grove and the Chapel of St. Virgin Mary, Queen of Martyrs. In 2011, when Utena was celebrating the 750th anniversary, Dauniškis Lake was decorated with the illuminated and playing fountain. park and...
Shore of Tauragnas Lake
The deepest lake in Lithuania – Tauragnas – meets the visitors in Aukštaitija National Park, Tauragnas town, which is only 15 kilometres away from Utena. Winding lines of the lake, high bank and clear water makes this miracle of nature even more charming. In summer, the shore of this lake is a big gathering place for nature lovers. This place attracts families with children, fishermen and travellers. Holidaymakers and tourists coming to the recreation site “The...
Utena Local Lore Museum
If you are staying in Utena and would like to know more about the history and customs of this region, you should visit Utena Local Lore Museum. In the exhibition of crafts and trades in the museum, you will see what tools were used by the residents of Utena at the end of 19th c. – at the beginning of 20th c., when cultivating the land and engaging in crafts. The museum stores authentic ploughshares, threshers as well as tools for sowing and harvesting. The exhibition of the blacksmith...
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Complex of post station buildings
At the beginning of the 19th c., Russia was seeking to fully consolidate its power in the relatively recently occupied territories of the former Lithuanian and Polish state. Among other measures that were taken, the connections and communication between the capital Saint Petersburg and the western provinces of the country needed to be improved. A connecting artery was constructed, which at the time was called tract Saint Petersburg-Warsaw. Meanwhile, a small city of Utena had an...
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Museum of Freedom Fights
When staying in Utena, you should definitely visit a division of the Utena Local Lore Museum, called Museum of Freedom Fights, established in the narrow-gauge railway station, which was working until 1983. Currently, it has a modern exhibition, presenting the history of narrow-gauge railway Panevėžys- Švenčionėliai, retelling the story about the painful division of Europe as a result of secret protocol agreements in 1939, about forced participation of Lithuanians in the Second...
Vyžuonos St. George Church
There is probably only a very small number of people who could realise what a great history Vyžuonos St. George Church, standing in Utena district, contains, when visiting it, as it has survived the times of Vytautas Magnus. church was built in the middle of Vyžuonos town in 1406, following the model which was widely spread in GDL at the time, including a square plan three-nave hall with a five-wall apse. The one-tower church is with three naves, which are covered with the cross-vaults,...
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Šeimyniškiai Exposure with a conglomerate rock
If you want to feel the greatness of the rocks, you do not need to go abroad, as you can also see them in Lithuania. In Užpaliai town, situated in Utena district, you will find Šeimyniškiai Exposure with a conglomerate rock, which will leave a lasting impression. Previously, this place was a gravel quarry, therefore, the locals better know it as Šeimyniškiai quarry. When digging the gravel, massive blocks formed from clay, gravel and small pebbles were...
Shore of the Alaušas Lake
Shrouded in legends and a beautiful Alaušas Lake is a real pride of Utena region and is the tenth lake of the country by size (area 1071.8 ha). According to one of the legends, there has been a castle on Maneičiai Mound belonging to the Duke Alaušas, which was standing on the eastern shore of the lake. The story tells that the duke really liked this huge and clear lake, therefore as he was dying, he asked to throw his ashes to the waters of this lake. People had followed his...
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