Alytus Castle Mound

Alytus, Lithuania

Alytus mound is the only preserved witness of the foundation of the town and it dates probaly from the 11th century. It is said that a wooden castle was standing here in the 14th century that was burnt down later by the Teutonic Order. The detailed route to Alytus castle is described in Teutonic “The Description of Lithuanian Roads”, this castle defended the main roads to Trakai and Vilnius from crusaders.

An impressive panorama of the town opens from the mound, while its foot is decorated by an exposition of sculptures “Ancestors of Alytus Mound”.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Lithuania

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www.alytus-tourism.lt

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Morten Myrseth (3 years ago)
Werry nice
Martynas Miliauskas (3 years ago)
Beautiful place! Comfortable access with car.
Jurgita Zablocka (3 years ago)
It was difficult to find this place but i was worth to look for. Perfect place for a walk, family picnic and for a bike tour. Beautiful views.
Leonas Milius (3 years ago)
Beautifull place for cycling and walking
Mindaugas Anusauskas (3 years ago)
It's amazing and most beautiful place in Alytus!
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