Top Choice Museum in Vilnius

Museum of Genocide Victims

This former headquarters of the KGB (and before them the Gestapo, Polish occupiers and Tsarist judiciary) houses a museum dedicated to thousands of Lithuanians who were murdered, imprisoned or deported by the Soviet…
Top Choice Historic Building in Vilnius

Vilnius University

Founded in 1579 during the Counter-Reformation, Vilnius University was run by Jesuits for two centuries and became one of the greatest centres of Polish learning. It produced many notable scholars but was closed by …
Top Choice Museum in Palanga

Amber Museum

This highly popular museum showcases what is reputedly the world’s sixth-largest collection of Baltic gold – 20,000-odd examples in all. It's housed in a sweeping neoclassical palace built by Count Feliksas Tiskevic…
Top Choice Gallery in Kaunas

MK Čiurlionis National Museum of Art

In this, Kaunas' leading gallery, you'll find extensive collections of the romantic paintings of Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875–1911), one of Lithuania's greatest artists and composers, as well as Lithuania…
Top Choice Park in Druskininkai

Grūtas Park

Both entertaining and educational, the black-humoured Grūtas Park, (aka 'Stalin World') has been an enormous hit since it opened in 2001. The sprawling grounds, built to resemble a concentration camp (complete with …
Top Choice Monument in Šiauliai

Hill of Crosses

One of Lithuania's most awe-inspiring sights is the legendary Hill of Crosses. The sound of the thousands of crosses – which appear to grow on the hillock – tinkling in the breeze is wonderfully eerie. Planted here …
Top Choice Castle in Trakai

Trakai Castle

The centrepiece of Trakai is its picture-postcard Island Castle atop an island on Lake Galvė. The painstakingly restored red-brick Gothic castle probably dates from around 1400, when Gran Duke Vytautas needed strong…
Top Choice Landmark in Nida

Parnidis Dune

The panorama of coastline, forests and this unforested, 7km thread of golden sand snaking south into Russia is unforgettable. Make sure you don't stray from the wooden boardwalk as the dune is very fragile. At the b…
Top Choice Statue in Vilnius


This landmark statue depicts the early unifier of the Lithuanian tribes in the mid-13th century and the country's first king.
Top Choice Museum in Vilnius

Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania

On a site that has been settled since at least the 4th century AD stands the latest in a procession of fortified palaces, repeatedly remodelled, extended, destroyed, and rebuilt over the centuries. What visitors now…