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Since regaining independence in 1991 and joining the EU, Lithuania is flourishing.
The country’s rich and colourful history can be best appreciated in its capital city, which features the white colonnaded Cathedral, the Peter & Paul Church and The Gate of Dawn, the only survivor of nine gates that once studded the walls of Vilnius.
The Hill of Crosses is a unique and strange sight, where a mound that was associated with worshipping ancestors in the pre-Christian era has been filled with crosses of remembrance. Today, thousands of crosses create a sight that reflects the Lithuanian character, combining profound Catholic piety with an appreciation for simple forms of folk art and the mysterious.
The Curonian spit is a thin (as thin as 400m in parts), long (98km) sand-dune, shared between Lithuania and Russia and is a popular holiday resort with many outdoor activities on offer.
Located on an island in Lake Galve, Trakai Castle is surrounded by beautiful scenery. Construction began in the 14th century and different phases of construction and restoration have been conducted over time.
See Lithuania come alive in this image and video gallery, showing off some of the best areas that you can visit and explore.
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Find out more about what you can expect from travelling in Europe – from internal flights to accommodation standards and local transport.
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Before travelling to Europe, please read more about the entry requirements for each country, as well as any general health advice.
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