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.

The architecture of the discrict is strongly connected with German citizens, aspecially the construcions of half-timbering. The most precious examples from 18th century can be found on Aukstoji and Sukileilu streets.
The central place of Old Town is definitely the Theatre Square, with the sculpture of Taravos Anike, one of city's symbols. The Drama Theatre, from which the square took its name, was built in 1775, and was reconstructed in 1857 in a neo-classicist style. Other place, where the cultural life of the city concentrate's is so called „crafts yard” - a set of old warehouses changed into galeries and worshops. Visitors can try making the traditional goods, and buy here the most uniqe souvenirs.
Interesting way to discover the Old Town, is looking for not-so-serius sculptures and monuments. On the crossing of Kurpių and Kepėjų streets, waits a little mouse, which can makes the dreams come true, when someone just whisper it into her ear. Try to find a rest – the postman's bag, the dog guarding city gate, the chimney-sweep on the roof, the ghost getting out of water and many more.

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