Kretinga – Spiritual Town
Start your day by visiting Kretinga’s Church of the Annunciation. Red brick church will impress you with its early baroque interior and clear sounds of the organ. While visiting the church you can admire the 400 years old main altar, restored to its authentic glory. You can also go down to the crypts or walk the grounds surrounding the church. The Franciscan monks, living in the monastery alongside, look after the church and hold warm and welcoming services. The church is invariably full when the services are held.
The Kretinga Museum is close to the church. It dates back to 1935 and is located in Count Tiskevicius’ estate. 19th century Count’s estate houses displays of spiritual, and cultural treasures of Kretinga. Visit the museum and explore its rich collection. See Lithuanian wooden art and equipment used in authentic Lithuanian living. Discover the traditions and daily life of local people while visiting Kretinga’s museum.
In the restored Count Tiskevicius’ winter garden there is a cosy café. Here you can stop and have a cup of coffee or lunch while exploring the wide collection of exotic plants from all over the world.