Trip to Vilnius

We visited Trakai Castle, Vilnius Cathedral and the Museum of Genocide Victims.

Firstly, we visited Trakai Castle. Trakai Island Castle is an island castle located in Trakai, Lithuania, on an island in Lake Galvė. The construction of the stone castle was begun in the 14th century by Kęstutis, and around 1409 major works were completed by his son Vytautas the Great, who died in this castle in 1430.

Then, we visited Vilnius Cathedral. The Cathedral Basilica of St Stanislaus and St Ladislaus of Vilnius is the main Roman Catholic Cathedral of Lithuania. It is situated in Vilnius Old Town, just off Cathedral Square. The coronations of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania took place within its confines. Inside its crypts and catacombs are buried many famous people from Lithuanian and Polish history. Inside, there are more than forty works of art dating from the 16th through 19th centuries, including frescoes and paintings of various sizes. In addition, the remains of the cathedral built in 1387 were also located.

Then, we visited the Museum of Genocide Victims. The Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights in Vilnius, Lithuania, was established in 1992 by order of the Minister of Culture and Education and the president of the Lithuanian Union of Political Prisoners and Deportees. The museum is located in the former KGB headquarters across from the Lukiškės Square and is informally referred to as the KGB Museum. The museum is dedicated mostly to collecting and exhibiting documents relating to the 50-year occupation of Lithuania by the Soviet Union, the anti-Soviet Lithuanian partisans, and the victims of the arrests, deportations, and executions that took place during this period.


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