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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.


First mentioned in 1161, used to be a sea port, the only one in the borders of Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The fame as a health resort Palanga gained in the beginning of 19th century, when the city belong to Polish Count Tyszkiewicz (Tiskievicius).
The Tiskievicius Palace is one of the mostly visited places in Palanga. Despite of several preserved interiors, it hosts the Amber Museum,with more than 25,000 exhibits. Many of them are inclusions – insects and plants „trapped” inside the gem. The Palace is surrounded by Botanic Park, with beautiful roses part.
The only street from Palace will lead directly to the city centre. Passing by several interesting villas and guest-houses it leads to neo-gothic church of St. Marie, which tower is the highest building in Palanga. A passage to the beach is pedestrian- only Basanaviciaus street, finishing, as a pier, 400 meters into the sea.





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