Petras Cvirka Lithuanian Author

Petras Cvirka
Petras Cvirka (born March 12, 1909, Klangai, Kovno Governorate – died May 2, 1947, Vilnius) was a Lithuanian author of several novels, children’s books, and short story collections. He wrote under a variety of noms de plume: A. Cvingelis Cezaris Petrėnas J. K. Pavilionis K....
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Gedimino Prospektas Vilnius

Gedimino Prospektas Vilnius
Gedimino Prospektas Vilnius - Nightview Gedimino Prospektas in Naujamiestas (New Town) is an approximately 2 kilometer long street which begins at the Cathedral Square and runs the length of the lower part of Naujamiestas to the Zveryno Bridge. It was first laid in 1836. It...
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Kaunas Guide Outside Old Town

Although Kaunas Old Town has the visitor plenty to offer when enjoying a city trip. Interwar architecture, unique museums and parks, statues and so on. Take a trolleybus, use one of the two funiculars or simply stroll and discover some hidden gems in Kaunas Guide....
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Zarasai Lithuania

A short history on Zarasai Lithuania Zarasai Lithuania The town of Zarasai on the border with Latvia  was officially called Zarasai until 1836, at which time it was renamed Novoaleksandrovsk. Known as Ezerenai from 1919, it finally regained its original name in 1929. It may...
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Pilies Street Vilnius Old Town

Pilies Street Vilnius Old Town Pilies Street in Vilnius Old Town once led from the gates of the Lower Castle to the Town Hall. It has now been divided into two, and is called Didzioji Street from the Orthodox Church of St. Paraskeva. Its continuation...
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Vilnius Jewish Ghetto

Vilnius Jewish Ghetto Vilnius Choral Synagogue A Vilnius Jewish ghetto formed in the Middle Ages in the area bordered by Dominikonu, Vokiecu, and Stikliu streets. This territory later extended as far as the approach to the Central (Hala) Market and included districts on the other...
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Traku Street and Dominikonu Street

Traku Street Traku Street begins at the junction of Pylimo and J. Basanaviciaus streets, and its continuation, Dominikonu Street - descends to Universiteito street where it becomes Sv. Jono, which runs into Pilies Street. Church of the Assumption and Franciscan Monastery Church of the Assumption...
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Ausros Vartu Street Vilnius Old Town

Basilian Monastery Gate Ausros Vartu Street Basilian Monastery Gate Ausros Vartu Street In Ausros Vartu Street, just beyond the Philharmonic building is a striking masterpiece of late Baroque architecture – the elegant gate of the Basilian Monastery, built in 1761 according to a design by...
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