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Route after Plateliai Manor homestead

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4.5 h.
440 m
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  • Plateliai manor stables/ Mardi Grass exhibition

    Duration 1 h.
    Every year, the entire Samogitia celebrates Mardi Grass on the 46th day before Easter. It is also known as the Shrove Tuesday as it always falls on this day of the week. If you wish to witness the most preserved traditions of this celebration, Plateliai is the place to visit. The Mardi Grass Mask Exhibition is the only exhibition of the kind that is open year-round and is one of the most attractive places of interest in Samogitia. The exhibition welcomes visitors since 2011. It is located in the Plateliai Manor Stables built in the second half of the 19th century. The Mardi Grass Mask Exhibition has a collection of more than 300...
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  • Plateliai manor granary/ Samogitian national park exhibition

    Duration 1 h.
    The Counts Choiseul-Gouffier administered the Plateliai Manor for 143 years. Four generations of this family lived here until 1940 when the wooden manor house was burnt down during the Second World War. One of the remaining buildings, the stone masonry granary of the 19th century, is the most attractive to the visitors. This granary offers several interesting exhibitions about the history of Plateliai and Plateliai Manor, Samogitian ethnography and the nature in this region. Some fascinating facts that can be discovered at the exhibition: The kind of boats used by the locals of Plateliai to cross the lake The kind of stone...
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    < 1 min.
    10 m
  • Threshing barn

    Duration < 1 min.
  • Traditional craft center in the cellar of Plateliai manor

    Duration 1 h.
    In the Soviet times, the cellar of Plateliai Manor was used as a warehouse for fertilizers. Later, the upper floor was erected and turned into a hotel, and the cellar was used as a café for some time.  Presently, the cellar of Plateliai Manor is home to the Traditional Craft Center with premises for arts and crafts workshops, exhibitions, seminars and various other events. There is a brick oven for baking bread, a loom, several sets of chisels for wood carving, an edgestone, a mobile forge and other necessary equipment. The Craft Center seeks to preserve and promote the traditional crafts of this region, e.g. weaving...
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    < 1 min.
    120 m
  • The witch ash

    Duration < 1 min.
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    < 1 min.
    54 m
  • Plateliai manor house

    Duration 1 h.
    Long ago, Lake Plateliai did not exist. There were dry land and endless hayfields instead of water, until one summer, a small black piglet came seemingly out of nowhere and started uprooting all the fields in a surprisingly consistent manner as if it was marking the borders! The piglet worked hard for three weeks until it dug around the entire hollow, and then, having reached the starting point, it just disappeared. At that moment, a huge black storm cloud emerged above the fields of hay threatening to send pelting rain down at any instance. As soon as the peasants collected their hay, lightning stroke and a torrent of rain fell down....
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    < 1 min.
    32 m
  • St. Church of the Apostles Peter and Paul

    Duration < 1 min.
  • to the next object
    < 1 min.
    80 m
  • End of the trip

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