Trakai Island Castle is located in Trakai, Lithuania, on Galve lake. The historical Gothic Palace was built by Lithuanian dukes in XIV century and served as their residence, since the city was a capital at the time.
It is the only island castle in Eastern Europe. Actually, the whole landscape of Trakai dictates its architecture: many lakes are found in the historical center.
Today the Palace is open for tourists. The museum has a wide display of Medieval exhibits. Many concerts and various events are organized in this gorgeous place. The Knight Competition attracts many local enthusiasts and from abroad.
Many water activities are possible in the lake. From water cycling, boating to yachting. A lot of cozy restaurants are found in the city, that serve national Tatar dishes, since it is the historical habitat for this ethnic group.
Lead photo by Sergey Kuznetsov
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