Lithuania It is a little known destination for the Spanish but it has a lot to offer the traveler: impressive natural landscapes, dozens of crystalline lakes, centuries-old forests, coastal dunes, cities that combine romanticism with the modernity of the 21st century ... And all this in one territory It has about 65 thousand square kilometers (it is smaller than Castilla-La Mancha).
As you well know, Lithuania belongs to one of the three Baltic countries that became independent from the USSR in the 90s and are already full members of the European Union. One of the great advantages of traveling to Lithuania is that it is a very cheap destination. In fact, it will not be difficult for you to find cheap flights and hotels. Today we move to this destination to tell you about their cities more important. As always, we are going to base ourselves on the number of inhabitants. Can you come with us?
How could it be otherwise, we will start by talking about Vilnius, the country's capital and its most populous city. Its historical center stands out, considered one of the largest and best preserved medieval neighborhoods of Eastern Europe. In fact, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The second most populous city in Lithuania is Kaunas, which is also famous for its old town. Located in the confluence of the Nemunas and Neris rivers, it houses numerous ancient monuments. On the other hand, it is important to keep in mind that it is considered a city of students, like more than 25,000 university students.
We also have to talk about Klaipėda, which is considered the third most populous city in the country. It is the only port important sea water in the Baltic Sea. On the other hand, we must highlight the buildings of the place, which have a picturesque structure.
We continue our tour of the most important cities in Lithuania is Siauliai which, unofficially, is the capital of Northern Lithuania. One of the attractions tourist The most important of the place is the famous Hill of Crosses. We must also highlight the Zubov Palace, from the 17th century, which houses the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the University of Siauliai.
We should also mention Panevėžys, the fifth most populous city in Lithuania, which houses the Museum of Ethnography. This place has accumulated a large amount of items from heritage historical and cultural. On the other hand, it is important to note that the city is home to numerous theaters.
The sixth most populous city in Lithuania is Alytus, which is located in the south of the country. It is important to note that the city was divided into two entities different for centuries. Today they are still known regularly as Alytus I and Alytus II. The first population is smaller and the second one encompasses the center, with parks, industrial areas and microdistricts.
In southern Lithuania we also find Marijampolė, an industrial city divided into two parts by a river. Of course, six bridges connect one part with the other. On the other hand, we must highlight its strong educational system.
The eighth most populous city in Lithuania is Mažeikiai, which is located in the north-west of the country, on the banks of the Venta River. The city has an important dairy, bread and beer food industry. In addition, you should know that it houses one of the only two plants of Petroleum that there are in the Baltic countries.
Jonava is the largest city in central Lithuania. Located on the banks of the Neris River, it is an important center of industry chemistry. From this place we must highlight its festivals of San Juan, which are lived very intensely.
Finally, we must speak of Utena, a city located in the northeast of Lithuania that is considered one of the most ancient from the country. It is important to note that in recent years its streets, public squares and parks have been rebuilt.
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