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ADVENTUR: contemporary tourists collect experiences
Experiential tourism - the core topic of international exhibition on tourism and active leisure ADVENTUR. Visit Vilnius on 25-27 January: discover, feel the joy of travel and expand collections of experiences!
The Great Lanterns of China at Pakruojis Manor
For the first time in the Baltic States – the Great Lights of China festival with its centuries of tradition. For the entire month of December, a huge light sculpture park will be open to the public at Pakruojis Manor.
Seven Lithuanian restaurants – among the best in the Baltics
Lithuanian restaurants have been recognised by the “Scandinavian Michelin”. The prestigious Scandinavian White Guide has ranked Lithuanian restaurants for the third time. Seven of the 15 restaurants evaluated in Lithuania were ranked among the 30 best restaurants in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Two restaurants in the capital made it to the top three, with Nineteen18 in second place and Sweet Root in third.
There are 15 Lithuanian restaurants in the White Guide 2019 ranking (by position): Nineteen18, Sweet Root, Džiaugsmas, Monai, Uoksas, Telegrafas, Monte Pacis, Amandus, Somm, Trinity, Gaspar’s, Selfish, El Mercado, Dia, Snobas; recommended restaurants: Ertlio Namas, Bučeris, Šturmų Švyturys Vilnius, Lauro Lapas, Šturmų Švyturys Ventės Ragas.
Lithuania opens the first natural amber sauna in the world
Three tonnes of natural Baltic amber were used in Lithuania to install the first and largest amber sauna in the world. Resembling a cosy and luxurious amber room, this is the first amber sauna open to the public in the world. The walls, ceilings and even the benches are covered exclusively with natural amber. The amber sauna was given the name “Saulė”, which means “Sun”. It has an area of 22 m2 and comfortably accommodates 15 people. The first and largest amber sauna in the world is located at the Atostogų Parkas Recreation and Wellness Complex. Inside the amber sauna, the human body is warmed up with the help of infrared together with amber. The body experiences deep warmth and relaxation, and the amber emits volatile substances into the air. The sauna fills with the pleasant aroma of resin, and the human body, by inhaling and through the skin, more easily absorbs the useful properties of amber, which stimulate the metabolism, suppress various inflammations, and improve blood circulation.
In 2022, Kaunas makes a date with Europe. The city, selected to be the capital of culture of the continent, today is getting ready to welcome its guests, share the idea of community and create a brand new content for Kaunas, Lithuania, Europe. The open Tempo Academy of Culture, lectures, discussions, exhibitions, performances and installations, the contemporary myth of Kaunas and the most insane ideas that are brought to life – you must accept this invitation by Kaunas and establish the KAUNtact.
The Most Anticipated Event in Vilnius: The Opening of the MO Museum
Some of the very best Lithuanian art can be found in one of the most vibrant parts of Vilnius. MO Museum opened its doors in October 2018. This cultural hub is a place where connoisseurs can become acquainted with modern and contemporary Lithuanian art. The museum currently has 4,500 pieces by 226 artists on display.
The museum was designed by internationally renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. The building was conceived to serve as a gateway to both cultural enrichment and art – it is a junction that connects the 18th century grid to the medieval walled city. The building features two exhibition halls, a shop, a café, and a lobby with a multipurpose auditorium that is situated next to a dramatic staircase leading to a rooftop terrace and sculpture garden.
Vilnius: A City With Romance in Its DNA
In partnership with National Geographic, UNESCO has recently begun the “World Heritage Journeys” project, and has selected Vilnius as one of the top 34 World Heritage sites in Europe. People from around the world are encouraged to visit the Baroque Old Town, the Park of Europe, and the bohemian Republic of Užupis; to take in the quirky street art, learn about Baltic mythology, embrace the local coffee culture, and learn some traditional handicrafts.
The project is being implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, the Old Town Renewal Agency, the State Department of Tourism, and Go Vilnius.
Just recently, a chocolate sculpture exhibition was opened at the chocolate factory in Trakai which features a jaguar, pirate, American Indians and other life-sized figures crafted from chocolate. There is definitely no better time than winter to listen to a chocolate tale with your family.