"Pretty countryside around... interesting town" Lazdijai by matcrazy1

Lazdijai Travel Guide: 55 reviews and 98 photos

Long history and old church

Lazdijai was old town (1597) in the south of Lithuania, 7 kilometres from the border with Poland. It was located in the centre of a rural district rich in lakes and old fortified hills.

The city itself was not especially interesting but... if you want to look what such cities in Lithiania look like... And first of all I could observe a lot of local life and customs there.

Anything interesting there?

Well, there was interesting, old Roman catholic parish church and cemetery, a few interesting old houses and public sculptures/statues. Additionally there were some possibilities for cheap food and drink shopping there.

Lakes around Lazdijai

The area around Lazdijai with a lot of beautiful lakes was more interesting than the city itself.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lakes around, some inexpensive shopping, interesting cemetery and church
  • Cons:Nothing fancy there, ugly centre/downtown
  • In a nutshell:Observe the world! Everything maybe interesting :-)
  • Last visit to Lazdijai: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated Jul 23, 2004
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  • fabrice's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2009 at 12:32 AM

    I love border towns , and you are laughing a little about lithuania lol

  • magor65's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2006 at 2:06 AM

    I'm eager to continue my virtual journey across Lithuania with you. It's really fascinating, although the places you describe are hardly known.

  • tpangelinan's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2005 at 7:20 AM

    I really enjoyed your Lithuanian insights and opinions. The local housing shots are really good. I read all of your Pope pages. When are you going to write a book?

  • lotharlerch's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2005 at 4:01 AM

    your talent to distill tips from the most boring places is extraordinary. I suggest you to visit F*ucking (25 km from the birthplace of the new Pope). I made a page with 23000 visits of it, you could easily get 100000 visitors in a few weeks ;-))

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2005 at 9:08 PM

    While some build uninteresting pages on great places, you build a great and fascinating page on an uninteresting city! Two hammers for "working days"! I never saw that sign! Previously, was it a hammer and a sickle ?

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2005 at 4:48 AM

    Only you would dedicate a whole t'log to Beer & they have a better variety of beer than food. I get that you didn't care much for this dreary place. The cemetery was nice!

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2005 at 2:08 PM

    This might be an easy name for a Pole to pronounce, but how on earth do you say "Lazdijai"? Great page Matt, what does that parking sign mean? Park here and we'll smash your car up????

  • l_joo's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2005 at 6:57 PM

    I like your warning tips on this page. I didn't know the former Soviet Union did not like flat, hehehe...

  • Hosell's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2004 at 1:21 PM

    Great job Matt,I enjoyed very much the tour in Lazdkjai! as usual another very nice and informative page and travelogues!!!!

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2004 at 4:31 AM

    When are you going to visit some place I've heard of? Good pages and interesting as well.


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