J. Leonas

Unknown towns

It’s time to discover unknown towns. They may not be large, but they are rich. Every town in Lithuania tells its own unique history, opens the door to an authentic heritage, and invites you to visit the most unexpected museums or take part in exciting tours. Set out to discover cosy old town streets, interpret the work of street artists and sculptors, and immerse yourself in the events that take place year-round.


Tired of the usual museums? Come to Šiauliai. From bicycles to chocolate – everyone will find space to satisfy their curiosity. Special museum exhibits, workshops, and of course – the unique pilgrimage path from Šiauliai Cathedral to the Hill of Crosses. Including the “City of the Sun” in your travel itinerary is definitely worthwhile.


Theatrical tours with nuns and countesses, strolls around town looking for street art created by world-class artists, and the sound of classical music in the hangar of the sugar factory. Pulsing with culture, the capital of Sudovia has a multitude of unique experiences in store.


Set out on seven hills, the Samogitian capital of Telšiai fascinates and amazes – the town is full of sculptures and signs of art. The highlight of your walk on the shore of Lake Mastis will undoubtedly be looking for the little lions that decorate the bridges.


Have you ever discovered a town by following the paths not of humans, but of birds? You can experience this in Ukmergė, where an interactive route of singing pigeons invites you to travel through town, count the signs of Lithuania’s centennial, and celebrate freedom together with your grey feathered friends. In one of the oldest old towns in Lithuania, take note of the characteristic 19th century buildings, follow the footprints of Jewish heritage, and don’t forget to climb to the top of the local hill fort, which provides a wonderful panorama.


Catholics, Protestants, Jews and even... Scots. If you want to get a feel for the cultural heritage of these communities, don’t miss Kėdainiai. This is a town where the buildings whisper of the ideas of the Radziwiłł nobles, who are called the uncrowned kings of Lithuania.


Once famous for its industrial sites, Panevėžys has turned off the machines and put out the furnaces at many of its factories, but has also opened up vast cultural riches. An exclusive ceramics gallery, drama and puppet theatres, a trip on the quaint old narrow-gauge railway... Set aside some time for the capital of Aukštaitija and you will be pleasantly surprised.