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Kretinga Manor and Conservatories

This magnificent place began with a garden of fruit trees established in Kretinga by Vilnius bishop who was not indifferent to the harmony of architecture and nature. In the 19th century the garden became an English-style park, yet the beauty of the park and Neo-Classicist manor palace unfolded when this place was given to the Count Tyszkiewicz family. The palace was reconstructed and the Winter Garden – the largest in the private territory across the then Europe – was established. Rare plants attracted visitors from all over the world, and the counts allowed city residents to stroll around the park. Kretinga Museum, today housed in Kretinga Palace, continues the nice tradition of counts to adapt the park to cognition and recreation.