Europos parkas Vilnius Reviews
Open air museum of the centre of Europe Jan 04, 2007
A park devoted to the (widely debated) geographic center of Europe. There are many sculptures, many of them interactive, to walk around and browse. The most famous (or at least most written about) “The Sculpture of TV Sets” was unfortunately closed when I visited.
Although it could use some garbage cans here and there and isn't particularly cheap, it’s not a bad place to check out if you are spending some time in or around Vilnius.
From the official website:
“Europos Parkas was founded in 1991 by Lithuanian sculptor Gintaras Karosas. The exhibition spans an area of 55 hectares and is visited by over 60,000 people annually.
“The goal of the museum is to give an artistic significance to the geographic centre (as determined by the French National Geographic Institute in 1989) of the European continent and to present the best of Lithuanian and international modern art achievements.
“While enjoying the treasured landscape of the park, you will at the same time discover the admirable world of art.
“The sculptures are permanently exhibited amidst beautiful rolling hills, woodlands and grasslands dotted with natural springs. The yellow blossoms of the grassland in the spring time and the faded colours of the misty autumn add an atmospheric backdrop to the sculptures. This harmonious whole with the light changing as the day progresses makes a lasting impression.”
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