Trakai Castle, Trakai

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The erstwhile political epicenter of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Trakai Castle today provides a striking example of an island fortress in Europe and remains one of the country's most famous symbols. Built in several stages beginning in the 14th century, the castle fell into ruin during the 1600s; however, a major push after World War II led to its complete restoration. Cross the wooden bridge to access the castle and its massive defensive towers and gate, situated on a tiny islet just offshore from its namesake town. Within the walls lies yet another fortified bastion. Wander its multiple floors and view exhibitions displaying medieval artifacts, armor, and weapons. The site documents both the history of the castle and its role in the nation's past. Be sure to stop by the grand hall, where rulers such as national hero Vytautas held feasts and state meetings. Put Trakai Castle and other Trakai attractions into our Trakai holiday planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Trakai Castle is medieval castle located in the Trakai lake it's a beautiful castle although it's a rebuild castle cause it was destroyed in world war 2 it's well made and has an wonderful lake view. ...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Lets be honest, we came to see the castle because of its breath taking view. The long bridge, the sky, the water, and the castle walls ~ so picturesque together. So our big moments were not inside the...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Six Star though. The castle is still in restoration and editing. But the nature of the surroundings and great, magnificent. Top attractions in Lithuania. The castle entrance 6 euro. If you want to take pictures, you pay more and get a label 3 euros, you need to paste your visible that you warn the officials include shooting you.
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  • June 18, 2017
    A giant castle that blends in really well with the amazing view in Trakai. Lithuanians are really proud to have a place like this. The service inside the castle is pretty poor though. In my eyes, the entrance is a rip-off, since there are so many tourists willing to pay the price. But you can't blame the castle for that!
  • July 6, 2017
    Trakai castle is a must see spot in Lithuania. The tour starts from the St. Mary's Catholic Church and walk to the chocolate house and go on the lakeside to walk up to the castle, very picturesque landscape.
  • June 24, 2017
    Trakai castle is one of the must-sees in Lithuania. We visited it in the darkest time of winter, but it was still as beautiful place. The local dishes (kibinai) are also delicious!
  • June 23, 2017
    A peace of heaven in summer. If you go their by bus follow the lake until the castle the trail is awesome.
  • June 23, 2017
    Beautiful place, idyllic castle over the lake. Fantastic lake area with plenty to see.

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Where to stay in Trakai

Opulent hotels compete with homey guesthousees in Trakai. The luxurious logdings here feel more like resorts than hotels, where the amenities include in some cases their own lakes. If you're coming to see the city's main attraction, the island castle, consider a more budget-friendly bed and breakfast or homestay. While amenities are fewer, many compensate with great locations, some even with castle views, and will make you feel as if you are staying at a friend's cozy cottage.
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