Trakai, Lithuania


Trakai Island Castle is an island castle located in Trakai, Lithuania. This historical capital of Lithuania is otherwise known as the ‘town of lakes’ and referred to as “Little Marienburg”. The construction of the stone castle was begun in the 14th century by Kestutis around 1409. Major works were completed by his son Vytautas the Great. The shores of the peninsula on which the castle is located are washed by the waters of Lakes Galvė, Totoriškių and Bernardinų (Lukos). It was a cradle of the Lithuanian statehood, an important military and political centre, headquarters of the Lithuanian Grand Dukes, and the capital of Lithuania. The Trakai Island Castle today is the hub where plenty of concerts, events and festivals are held.

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