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2018 for tourism: number of tourists exceeded forecasts
Last year was a record one for the Lithuanian tourism sector. In 2018, 3.6 million tourists travelled in our country and spent at least one night here: of these, 1.7 million were people from abroad, while 1.9 million were from Lithuania.
Your Guide to the Jewish Heritage of Vilnius
It is now possible to travel back in time to when Vilnius was known as the Jerusalem of the North. Unlocking the Jewish cultural heritage deeply embedded into the city’s streets, buildings, and history has just become a lot easier thanks to the new free guide entitled, Discover Jewish Heritage in Vilnius.
Birdwatching in Vilnius by Urban Birder
Your urban birding can start right in the centre of the old town, that is designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. While admiring the medieval architecture, also dish out equal admiration for the Black Redstarts that adorn many of the city’s pinnacles.
23 New walking routes in Vilnius
It only takes 1,969 steps to take in the main sightseeing attractions of Vilnius! Find out more about Walkable Vilnius and explore the city’s history, its artistic side, its surroundings and nature, all on foot!
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.