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Trakai Island Castle Museum, Trakai

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The erstwhile political epicenter of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Trakai Island Castle Museum 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 Island Castle Museum and other Trakai attractions into our Trakai holiday planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The castle looks pretty in a Disneyfied way. Could have been built yesterday. The museum itself is a random selection of local artefacts, most of which have no connection to the castle. A pleasant... 
    The castle looks pretty in a Disneyfied way. Could have been built yesterday. The museum itself is a random selection of local artefacts, most of which have no connection to the castle. A pleasant...  more »
  • A beautiful drive coming from Vilnius to Trakai! This whole area is so beautiful and should not be missed! The castle has such a 700 year history and it must be visited. I bought all my souvenirs... 
    A beautiful drive coming from Vilnius to Trakai! This whole area is so beautiful and should not be missed! The castle has such a 700 year history and it must be visited. I bought all my souvenirs...  more »
  • We visited in the fall and there was hardly anyone there. We had the boat to ourselves and enjoyed the ride to the island. The castle is quite impressive and does a good job in untangling the... 
    We visited in the fall and there was hardly anyone there. We had the boat to ourselves and enjoyed the ride to the island. The castle is quite impressive and does a good job in untangling the...  more »
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  • Very beautiful place. Exactly in hot weather I am very recommend to rent a water bysicle and go across the island around the castle. I will love it, I promise you. For renting any water attraction you need a cash! Souvenirs in front of the main bridge to castle supports card payment. All restaurants also support cards.
  • One of the best days in Lithuania. Very well preserved castle and also impressive museum. There's a lot things to do apart of castle like boating, swimming, flying, food is fantastic too.
  • The most beautiful castle which i ever seen. Mystic great place. With good atmosphere and vibes. Such a beautiful nature around the castle. Lovely place! Must visit, if you are in Lithuania.
  • Visiting the castle in the summer time is a quite unique experience. The open door free entrance, the medieval antique market, the people dressing up in traditional and medieval clothes, all of these experiences make you really immerse in the history of this 700-year-old city. Plus the amazing summer evening concerts and great local beer!
  • A fairy tale castle in a gorgeous setting, simply a place of beauty. The exhibits are also extensive, well presented and quite exquisite. There is also good signage in English along with helpful staff. We got here early at 10am so the queues were non existent. It was a summer weekday when we visited. There us a €12 entry fee.

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