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Wooden architecture in Vilnius and Šalčininkai areas

Vilnius and Šalčininkai areas might be called the Babylon of Lithuania. One may find Lithuanians, Poles, Russians, Byelorussians, Tartars, Karaites, Ukrainians, Jews and Romany people dwelling there. For hundreds of years they lived according to their traditions, customs and religion. The region was surrounded by large forests, therefore, people built both their houses and temples of wood. While travelling along this route, one can see wooden churches, enchanting by their solemnity and harmony with nature.

You will be fascinated by the tenebrous forests and resurrected Medininkai Castle, hiding lots of legends. From the castle towers one will see a spectacular landscape of the hilly surroundings – if you use your imagination, you can see the approaching legions of crusaders.

Rural tourism farmsteads offer recreation in nature to their guests: in spring, the returning warbler birds arrange choir contests in river banks, in summer, you will be lured by wildwater rivers, ripe berries and flowering herbs on the wood skirts, in autumn – by sprouting mushrooms and in winter, the trails, beloved by skiers, run along the woods and the fields.

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Rural tourism and crafts in Vilnius district

While travelling along this route you will get acquainted with Vilnius region history and traditions, admired by craftsmen production and get one‘s wind in rural farmsteads.

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