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Grutas Park

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This sculpture park contains all of the country's Communist-era statues along with playgrounds, stages and restaurants.
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| Grutas, Druskininkai 66441, Lithuania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grutas Park is and has always been a very controversial sight near the city of Druskininkai. It displays former centerpieces of Soviet propaganda that were abundantly placed in the main streets and squares of the cities and villages alike, showcasing heroes of the communist...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hthehoneybadger
Reviewed November 18, 2018

After the fall of Berlin wall people started to demolish all Soviet monuments. Most part of Soviet style monuments that have been built in Lithuania are collected in Grutas park. Visitors can see sculptures of Lenin, Stalin, soviet soldiers local communists. It is rare museum...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Rimantas_V
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Must be visited by all who still like soviet system or want to know more about this disaster. Here collected many soviet epocha monuments and lots more.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GediminasB34
Reviewed September 25, 2018

I really thought that this park was fabulous. It was great seeing and hearing about the various soviet statues and art. The location in a small forest is an ideal place to display there statues and memorabilia. Really had a great time walking around it....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

This park is full of interesting sculptures and you have an option of hiring an electronic English tour guide. It cost just €28 for entry to park plus tour guide. The restaurant..... though the food wasn't great and my husband had finished his meal before...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Katemape
Reviewed August 26, 2018

What to do with 45 years worth of Soviet statues/monuments? Put them all together is a spacious park and show them in the context of the very real damage and suffering their subjects perpetrated. Each monument comes with a detailed account of the personage "commemorated"...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Peter M
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Amazing piece of history, I would given it 5 stars but then I saw the animals. Bears, wild birds , all in tiny cages. Super sad and unnecessary. It is neither amusing or is humanitarian . The animals belong in the nature while the communist...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Dina B
Reviewed July 22, 2018

A contrast of the natural beauty of Lithuania and it's dark period of Soviet occupation. Walk through admiring the natural beauty and the animals on display while encountering statute after statue and monument from the Soviet era. Nice playground for kids and a good restaurant....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank julia922
Reviewed July 17, 2018

This park is a home for the statues that stood all over Lithuania during the Soviet occupation. When Lithuania re-gained its independence, most of the old statues were taken down. They now have a home here. There are also exhibits of Soviet art and smaller...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Robert D
Reviewed July 12, 2018

If you are near by anyway, this one is a "must-see". The much despised and commonly misunderstood "Stalin-land", which has preserved those small memories of how life sometimes could be good, even though things were difficult. I highly recommend eating in the workers canteen, and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David L
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sarahrF7484DK
July 13, 2018|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
I didn`t see any, but since there are many animals I think perhaps not. Although, not sure
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Dom682014
July 27, 2016|
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Response from Tadas V | Reviewed this property |
ENTRANCE PRICE: 6 €, for juniors – 3 €. Audio guide (Lithuanian/Russian/Polish/English/German/French) – 13,5 € OPENING HOURS: January-February 9.00 - 18.00 March-April 9.00 - 20.00 May 9.00 - 21.00 June - August 9.00... More
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February 3, 2016|
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Response from 42mark42 | Reviewed this property |
If I was you I would stop the night in druskininkai. That's a nice small spa town. Have a spa day and pop into a bar there. Then it's not such a journey from there to the park the next day. 15K or something like that. You... More
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Theresa D
Driving, pumping gas, best maps, pretty routes? (4 Replies)
Hi. I will be renting a car for a few days on my trip next week. I have a few questions. At gas stations, are they full service or pump your own? If self serve, do you pay inside first or does the pump take credit cards? Do gas stations have bathrooms that people can use? And do they sell coffee? If I have google maps, is that good? Or is another map more accurate? What are some pretty roads, or small typical towns to drive through? My plan right now is to start in Vilnius for a few...More
October 01, 2017|
Response fromAndrius S|
Just enjoy your drive across Lithuania, mostly all the gas stations accept credit cards and sell coffee. If you will need a help to fill your car just ask for the help inside of any gas station. Enjoy your trip....
Europexplorer
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Curonian Spit or Trakai Castle/Grutas park (4 Replies)
We are planning on visiting Vilnius and want to take a day trip, we are not sure whether to go to the Curonian Spit or visit Trakai Castle/Grutas park. What would people recommend?
May 03, 2010|
Response fromMalgorzataMazur|
Hi, However the trip to Curonian Spit is enough interesting Trakai Castle and Grutas Park in Druskininkai could be the better option. Kind regards Malgorzata
ejgatt
Island of Malta, Malta
Opening times of Grutas Park (1 Replies)
Hi all, hope you can help me. I am trying to determine what are the opening times of Grutas Park on a Thursday in September but cannot find it on their English language website. Anyone can help me please?
August 05, 2015|
Response fromtadasmm|
Open every day. In September 9:00-20:00 (on their LT language website).