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- This monument is one of my favourites! The sculptor, R. Kvintas (1953-2018), must have had true magic in his hands and genuine empathy in his soul when he created this beautiful work of art!
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I’ve returned to this monument several times and, each time, half expected it to come alive!Written October 5, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Take your passport for border control. Mermaid is at side of pub on opposite wall to river. Also a swinging chair above riverWritten March 14, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Loved walking around uzupis. Nice to find this lovely statue. All part of the appeal of this quirky place.Written December 19, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It’s just a sculpture of a cat. Nothing more. It’s been created in memory of Lithuanian writer Jurga Ivanauskaitė who lived nearby. There’s benches around were you can sit down but that’s it. Wouldn’t recommend travelling here specifically except for maybe you’re fanatic about cats.Written January 5, 2022
- Frank Zappa was a cool cat, and that's why he is honored with a bust in Vilnius. I don't reckon he knew a damn thing about Vilnius or Lithuania, but his soul and mentality would be a welcome influence in this post-Soviet society. Any promotion of such a free thinker can only be a social good in conflict with the oppressive mentality of the past.Written December 22, 2020
- The statue of Adam Mickiewicz is right beside the beautiful Gothic St. Anne´s Church. He was a Polish poet and considered a national poet not only in Poland but also in Lithuania and Belarus. Adam Mickiewicz is described by some authors as a Polish-Lithuanian or Belarusian-Polish. The statue is made of granite.Written August 27, 2019
- Quite aside from the historical significance of the figure depicted in this statue, the angles of it are amazing. I figured that at any moment the Grand Duke Gediminas would simply fall off the top! Located in Cathedral Square and impossible to miss!Written October 16, 2022
- Small but very moving tribute to a man who risked his career to save several though Jews escaping persecution in Poland and Lithuania at the beginning of WWII.Written February 11, 2020
- Located beneath some trees in an innocuous square, the Hazelnut Owl is a statue to two sisters of the nobility who were writers. The Hazelnut Owl was their pen name. It's modern in design and interesting to view.Written August 9, 2019
- Vincas Kudirka (1858–1899) was a Lithuanian poet and physician. He is also the author of both the music and lyrics of the Lithuanian National Anthem.
The statue can be found in the square opposite the Novotel Hotel. At the moment, the location is wrongly marked at Tripadvisor.Written October 15, 2019
- We accidentally walked by this nice statue. It seems a bit spooky but it is very beautiful in black and gold. It is above an entrance of a theatre.Written December 31, 2021
- Walking along Gediminas avenue towards Lukiškės square and KGB museum everyone passes tiny neglected square with anunproportionally large monument of a woman in traditional Lithuanian peasant appareil. This is Julija Žymantienė-Žemaitė, author of Lithuanian classical novels learned by every kid at school. She wrote about peasant life with a view from inside. Was she a peasant? No, she was a representative of higher class who committed a mésalliance. She looks like a very traditional village woman with conservative attitudes. Nothing further from her real self – she was a committed feminist and a very romantic soul from her youth till old age. Her dress – well, she refused to wear anything more modish even when visiting United States on a public mission, creating an uproar in all visited places and becoming a celebrity in local society. So, when you pass the monument remember that looks may be very deceiving and pay attention to this outstanding figure of Lithuanian history.Written October 22, 2018
- Walking further into the street of Šv. Jono g., next to the Vilnius University is this Lamplighter statue. It is placed on a pavement that it does not bother pedestrians and vehicles alike.Written August 28, 2019
- Unfortunately, the location of this statue - in a small, unpleasant square right along very busy Pylimo Street - does not do it justice. I expect most pedestrians passing by are more concerned about traffic and safety than they are about looking up to appreciate the statue.Written November 5, 2022
- When and if you come to the sculpture, no doubt you have seen already at least two of his creations in Vilnius: the Cathedral and the townhall. There is also beautiful Verkiai manor in the outskirts of the city and a very unusual (my favourite!) little church in Sudervė village close to Vilnius. The monument is located close to the Presidental Palace in a square, with a small and lovely Bonifrates church in the background. The sculpture is typical to the period (eighties of the 20th century), rough, somewhat abstract. How similar it is to the original, it can be compared with the engraved portrait of Laurynas Stuoka Gucevičius that is kept in Lithuanian art museum.Written August 1, 2017
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