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The monument of Egle stands in the park where Tiskeviciai Palace is. It's dedicated to the well known Lithuanian folk tale 'Egle, the Queen of Serpents'. You can read it at the link below:
Directions: Near Tiskeviciai Palace
This landscaped garden is one of the prettiest, best preserved, and best kept parks in Lithuania's coastal region. In 1897 Count Felix Tiskevicius founded this park around the palace built the same year. The park was designed by the famous French landscape architect and botanist Eduard Fransua Andre, (1840 - 1911), who spent three summers in Palanga with his son Rene Eduard Andre (1867 - 1942) supervising the park's construction. They were assisted by the Belgian gardener Buyssen de Coulon.
Directions: The park is located just behind the Tiskeviciai Palace.
Tiskeviciai palace - Amber Museum
During your stay in Palanga many people visit just beach and pubs. And they forget that besides this you can find there something interesting too, for e.g. a beatiful Tiskeviciai palace. The palace was built in 1897 by project of German architect Franc Svechten. The Tiskeviciai palace is the present Amber Museum. It was established on August 3 1963. The palace is situated in the middle of the botanic park and currently is the home for one of the most valuable amber museums. The museum has the world's biggest collection of amber inclusions.
Address: Vytauto str. 17
Phone: +370 37 51319
Birute hill is located in the south west of the Amber Museum. This hill has a romantic history. It used to be a pagan sanctuary and the observatory of celestial bodies. Today it is a peaceful and quiet place, especially popular among infatuated couples. At the foot of the hill there is a Lurd initiated by earl Tiskevicius. In summertime poetry readings are held here. From the top of Birute hill you can enjoy a broad sea panorama.
Bridge into the sea at the sunset
J.Basanavicius street and the sea bridge are the most popular strolling places in Palanga. The street of J. Basanavicius is the basic street, which leads to the sea bridge. It is full of cafes and entertainment, many people and loud music till the midnight, lots of attractions and souvenirs, etc. Evening strolls to see the sunset is old and popular tradition among vacationers.
Address: J. Basanavicius street
Directions: The center of Palanga.
Small but nice for to take a look while walking at the center of Palanga. In 1897 - 1906 a catholic church in style neo gothic was build by project of Swedish architect K. Strandman. This 76 m. high building still in these days highest building in Palanga. Building of church came to 90 000 gold rubles, Count Tiskevicius made a donation of 30 000 of them. This is third Palanga church. Earlier it was situated in place of hotel Meguva. The acoustics of the church are perfect.
Address: Basanavicius street
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