Palanga

In summer evenings tourists are drawn to Basanaviciaus Promenade which leads on to the pier jutting out into the Baltic Sea. It is a favourite place for strollers who enjoy pedestrian precinct and its happy atmosphere in many cafés, bars and restaurants on both sides of the street.
It is still possible to find a secluded spot in the dunes to admire the sunset into the Baltic Sea. Or take a walk in the lovely botanical gardens, created in the 19th century by famous landscapes architecture of the times. The gardens are home to the largest Amber Museum in the Baltics.
A visit to the Amber Museum will reveal all there is to know about the Baltic gold: its origins, places where amber can be found, processing and jewellery making.

Palanga
Places of interest in Palanga
Situated inside the fabulous 19th century Neo Classical former mansion of Count Tiskevicius, this exemplary museum holds some 25,000 pieces of amber of which over half have animals and plants trapped inside.
Telling the fascinating story of Baltic Gold, this is a wonderful place to spend an hour in. It is highly recommended for keeping children entertained. The back of the mansion features a famous rose garden, and the mansion itself also hosts the occasional concert and recital.
Address: Vytauto str. 17
This Neo Gothic beauty between the bus station and Basanaviciaus street was built between 1897 and 1906 to a design by the Swedish architect K. Strandman.
The dark interior offers a welcome and distinctly cool break with the altars made from scores of little silver arms and legs being of particular interest. At 76 m, the imposing spire can be seen from just about anywhere in town. Across the street and just to the left is a WWII Red Army war memorial complete with one of the few remaining hammer and sickles in the country.
Address: Vytauto str. 51
This marvelous 100 hectare park was designed by the French landscape gardener Edouard André (1840-1911). He spent three summers here designing it with his son at the end of the 19th century.
Originally containing an estimated 500 native and foreign species, the current park boasts considerably more including pine, fir and elder trees plus over 600 varieties of plant including 24 considered to be endangered. The park, which is the perfect place to stroll or cycle, also contains several statues, ponds full of ducks and swans and a small zoo. The beach next to the park was granted Blue Flag status in 2004.
Address: Vytauto str.15

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