Klaipeda Travel Guide

 

Klaipeda


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Klaipeda, es la ciudad más antigua de Lituania, ahora la tercera más grande y el único puerto marítimo del país. Este importante centro económico atrae a comerciantes y artesanos de la misma manera como lo hizo en la Edad Media.

Klaipeda castle


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The Klaipeda castle was built by a Teutonic Knights, under the name Memelburg, in 1252. It was an important military point in 14th and 15th centuries, during the wars with pagan Lithuania, and later against the Swedish and Russian army.

Klaipeda Old Town


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For the first centuries of Klaipeda's existance, the city structure was changing together with changes in the castle position. Nowadays grid of streets was finally marked in 16th century, between the Dane river, and today streets Turgaus and Tiltų.

“Taravos Anike”


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“Taravos Anike”, which means Ann from Tharau, is a title of the most famous poem by Simon Dach, German writer born in Klaipeda.

Curonian Spit


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Curonian Spit is a 97- kilometres long, thin peninsula, built mainly from sand, which is located in a very south-eastern corner of Baltic sea. It separates Curonian Lagoon from the open sea, and was probably formed about 3 millenniums BC.

Palanga


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Palanga is one of Lithuanian most popular sea resorts, located 30m kilometers north from Klaipeda. During the high season, the city is visited by thousands of guest, among them Russians and other foreigners.

Tiskeviciu’s Palace


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The Polish family Tyszkiewicz (Tiskievicius), was the owner of Palanga from 1824, and they lived here until 1940. They founded the first pier, the church of st. Marie, and many smaller improvement, and made Palanga the most popular sea resort of 19th century.
 
 
 

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