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Visit Siauliai – a forth largest city in Lithuania. Siauliai became a town in 11th century and later on was named after a famous Sun Battle. Usually, Siauliai city is called the city of Sun. If you are wondering what to see in Siauliai, believe us – there are many things worth touring while visiting Siauliai city. Travel to historical monument and folk art ensemble – The Hill of crosses. The heritage of UNESCO has more than 200.000 crosses all over it! While touring the city try to pay attention to all small sculptures resting in the city center. Siauliai tourism has a lot to offer! Don’t forget to visit St. George’s Church, travel to Sts. Peter and Paul’s Church of the Orthodox parish. Siauliai travellers suggest to visit Old City Cementary and feel the mystery of history. Tour through parks, visit municipality building and after a day traveling try out Lithuanian national dishes in Siauliai city! Visiting city have never felt to amazing, Siauliai tourism will make you fall in love with Lithuania!
Population: 107 086 (2018)
Area: 81 km2
Density: 1 322/km2
Postal code: LT-76001
Area code: (+370) 41
Rank in country: 4th in Lithuania
Hill of Crosses is truly one of the most unique, special and famous visited place in Lithuania. There are about 200,000 crosses and 53 of them have to be registered in the Cultural Heritage Register (2013). This unusual hill is also known for the fact that in 1993 there was visiting pope John Paul II. In 1961 began the destruction of this historical place, when all the crosses were burned, cut in metal or buried. There have been even four demolitions over the hill of almost 20 years. In 1988 the unique Hill of Crosses has been restored. All the special crosses have their own meaning and history. Now it is one of the recommended places to visit in Lithuania.
Chaim Frenkel Palace was established in 1908. This is the most interesting place in which you can find all the innovations of the 20th century, implemented in this villa: it is plumbing, central heating, electricity and telephone. In 1940 this historical place began the history of military hospitals. There was a Soviet military hospital, later – the Wehrmacht’s lazerate, and finally – the Soviet Army’s Baltic Military District Hospital. Even though many years ago this place was as military hospital, until now there is an unique interior of the villa: wooden stairs, panels, oak flooring, arranged by various ornaments, doors are made with amazing tulips and beautiful skylights.
Chocolate Museum is a famous visited place where you will learn about the history of chocolate. Also you will learn how the mayans and the aztecs used to make chocolate before. In this special place you will make your own candies and taste them. The most interesting place history began in 1913 when the founder of this factory built a caramel boiling pot in a small wooden house. Every chocolate lover must visit this unique place, where you can taste not only ordinary chocolate but also organic, made from Lithuanian raw materials such as sea buckthorn, pumpkin, honey, blackcurrants and other delicious raw materials.
The Bicycle Museum is the only museum dedicated to the history of bicycles in Lithuania. In this unique and famous visited place you can find more than 80 bicycles, 5 velomobiles and more than 300 other exhibits. It is good place to go with your family or friends because only in this museum you can find many historical exhibits such as special jewelery bike models that qualify for the Guinness Book of Records, also “Red Bull” bike, with whom Sigitas Kucas drove around the world, and the special – a Lithuanian bike which was created in Žagarė at the end of 19th century.
Siauliai St. Apostles’ Peter and Paul Cathedral is one of the recommended places in this city. In 1997 after the visit of Pope John Paul II on the Hill of Crosses, the diocese of Siauliai was established and this church was awarded the title of the Cathedral. This amazing place is the prime and most beautiful piece of Renaissance architecture in Lithuania. Coming to the Siauliai city from either side, the Cathedral tower is visible from long distance. Almost 400 years ago built Cathedral is still most interesting and nice place with its greatness and uniqueness.
Black Bar is definitely a top place where you can find casual and gourmet flavors. It is a great place to eat because all dishes are made without any chemical additives, flavor enhancers or buy sauces. In the “Black Bar” menu you will find not only Lithuanian but also foreign beer – which is not available on the shelves of stores. Wine gourmets will also be entertained.
Leja is a good place to eat some healthy food in Siauliai. The menu is made up of Italian Gian Luca Demarco. In the restaurant food is preparing by the “Slow Food” direction. Here you always find a cozy environment, friendly and enjoyable staff and good music.
Cask 215 was created more than a year to become the best bar for food, drinks and unique time cultural bar. Also, it is one of the first modern meat production trends grooming bar in Siauliai. In the menu you can find classic American and English dishes, and the prices and portions size are delightful for every visitor.
Centro sokoladine is the one of the best place where you can find the freshest and the best quality coffee in Siauliai city. Also here you can enjoy hot chocolate, handmade candy and spend your time in this cozy place with your friends or family. Centro sokoladine is placed in the Siauliai Old Town but the prices are not too high.
Chaim Frenkel villa restaurant is the only restaurant in Lithuania, located in the museum. Amazing 20th century interior, perfect table care and excellent quality dishes delight every visitor. During the summer, visitors are welcome to enjoy food in the open terrace, from which you can come down the stairs to park with a fountain.
Visit Botanical Garden of Siauliai University is the thing you must do when you come to Siauliai city. The place popular among not only the city guest but also the locals, is the educational research base, which was started up since 1961. In the Botanical Garden you can find more than 4000 different species and varieties of plants.
Take a picture to the sculpture “The Iron Fox” which is recognized as the largest animal sculpture in Lithuania. “The Iron Fox” is 25 meters high and almost 7 tons in weight. In the heart of steel sculpture is a capsule with a plate of copper engraved with the words of our descendants.
Baking a bread in Žaliukiai Village Miller’s Farmstead is one of the top things to do in the city. The visitors will hear a story about the bread way from sowing and finishing to the coated table, learn the traditions and rituals of bread baking. Also, all visitors will be able to bake fresh bread with their own hands and taste it.
Relax in SPA resort and hotel “Grafo Zubovo” after visiting some free things in Siauliai city. This hotel is on the list of protected heritage sites. This is the best place to find peace, comfort and a good time. Every morning you will have a wonderful view of the Zubov park and the oak pavilion from the room window.
Take a walk on the Sundial Square whose main idea is to understand the three most important city symbols: the sun, the archer and the time. The Sundial Square was built in 1986, commemorating the 750th anniversary of Siauliai. In this square you can also see the symbol of the Šiauliai city, the locals called it “Golden Boy”. The four-meter-high sculpture is covered with 1900 golden foil leaflets.
Weather in Lithuania sometimes can be unpredictable, so do not forget about the right outfit and, of course, good mood.
It is highly recommended to leave tips in bars and restaurants, but the amount is up to you. Also, public drinking is a strictly prohibited in Lithuania, so make sure not to get in trouble.
Have a good trip and unforgettable moments when visiting Siauliai city!
Though one very popular proverb states, that “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” Being sure that during your trip through Venice’s water labyrinths or visiting best Gelato café in Florence you will not stay with only wind in your pocket gives more confidence. So, it is obvious that making small research on city you plan to visit prices and the trip cost and how much you might spend overall will not get worse for you and will not take too much time and even could be done for you by others. How much you will have to spend, depends on the local food and beverage service prices as well as the trip cost. As many tour agencies provide their clients with pretty various vacation deals, it is always 100% possibility that you shall find a trip by a good price which suits you the most.
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