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Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Sorrows in Salakas
In Zarasai district, near Lake Luodis is located Salakas town decorated with a unique church built entirely of rough-hewn stone. This sanctuary proudly standing on a hill leaves an unforgettable impression for its monumentality and sky-reaching tower. The height of Salakas Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Sorrows inspired by the neo-romantic style, with features of neogotic is 72 m. This holly place is a little farther away from centre of city, but it seems like she is observing the life...
WW1 fortification line of German army
The First World War started in Zarasai a little later than in other terrain. On 17 September 1915, the Germans came closer to Zarasai. When the German forces were approaching, the Russian army destroyed a highway bridge and retreated towards Latvia. Pioneer soldiers repaired the highway bridge of the town. Later on the German infantry division began to flow into town through all the roads. Before spring flooded German soldiers the town. When the front has stabilized, they started war of...
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Zarasas Lake observation wheel
If you are looking for a place where you could see unseen spectacular view and will find simple way to relax, you should visit a unique Zarasas lake observation wheel, and there you can enjoy panoramic view of Zarasas lake. This exclusive architectural construction was opened in autumn of 2011. It is 17 meters high and the diameter of the circle is 34 meters. 100-meter-long building opens enchanting view of Zarasas lake. Here you can also get to know the cultural space – park of stone...
Building of Zarasai Area Museum / Building of Zarasai Public Library
Zarasai Area Museum and public library are in Zarasai, near the famous Observation Wheel and Zarasas lake. Impressive, pillared house erected in 1931. The chairman of the building commission was the teacher and director J. Steponavičius and the architect of the school project building was J. Selenekas. The schoolhouse was in classical style with attention drawn to the central part decorated with 4 orders of columns. Until 1935 there was a higher commercial school, later it was renamed...
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Beach of Zarasaitis Lake
Zarasai region is famous for its spectacular nature. The town is surrounded by seven lakes. Guests and tourists can enjoy various water attractions in Zarasai town. Beach of lake Zarasaitis surrounded by the pine forest has well-groomed environment and infrastructure that suits for water entertainments. There is an open-air swimming pool with tracks and gates for playing water polo. Here you can try a water blob, hire a kayak or a boat, you can play volleyball or table football on a...
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The Great Island of Zarasas Lake
The Great Island of Zarasas lake is like a heart of the town, which warmly welcomes and locals and strangers, who comes to visit it. It seems incredible, but the island covers an area of 44 ha. There was an area, where trees were raised for greening of the town and now here is the main place for sport and cultural events. There is also the town beach. The Great Island is in one the largest lakes of town, occupying more than 313 ha. During the First World War, the island was connected to...
Former Stelmužė Manor
Stelmužė oak is the oldest and thickest growing oak in Lithuania and one of the oldest in Europe. It is believed that it can be around 1500–2000 years old, with 3.5 m diameter (just 8–9 men can to clasp in arms the stem) and 23 m high. But in the former Stelmužės manor park where grows this oak tree, you will find and more noteworthy objects. It would be not a mistake to say that the former place of Stelmužė Manor is a corner of living history. In the period of Livonia there...
Apparition place of St. Virgin Mary and a chapel
There is a place in Zarasai district, which attracts thousands of pilgrims from Lithuania and abroad. It is the place of Apparition of St. Virgin Mary in Kvintiškės village near Ilgis Lake. This is not ordinary but a holy place with the history dating five decades back. According to the stories, on 30 June 1967, two teenagers noticed a light on Ilgis Lake and saw a young girl of extraordinary beauty wearing white dress and a cape, who was standing on a rotten pole. The teenagers...
In Antazavė, on the northern shore of Zalvė Lake, is neoclassical manor house, which formerly belonged to the famous family of Plater. The masonry building was built at the end of the 18th century, fallowing a design by Antanas Naglovskis, by the order of the countess Kunigunda Plater. Also here were built two Oficina buildings, a church, a presbytery, an almshouse and an inn. There are some written sources about large, interesting and rebellious family of Earl Platers: about Tadeusz...
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Cultural centre Dusetos Art Gallery
On the east of Zarasai district, near Sartai Lake is a small town Dusetos which is very well known in Lithuania for winter-time horse racing. However, this is not the only its uniqueness. Dusetos is also famous for its especially active cultural life. The main axis is here a modern Cultural centre Dusetos Art Gallery. Here are constantly arranged exhibitions, plein air paintings, symposiums. In the hall are presented performances, movies, concerts, get-togethers, creative evenings and...
10 objects on the route
80 % asphalt
13 % dirt road
7 % forest path
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