Europos Parkas, Open-Air Museum of the Centre of Europe
Europos Parkas was founded in 1991 on the initiative of Lithuanian sculptor Gintaras Karosas. The goal of the museum is to give an artistic significance to the geographic centre of the European continent. The history of Europos Parkas is closely related to the creation of independent Lithuania.
The main driving force behind the foundation of Europos Parkas was a dream and a desire to have an exceptional ensemble of art and nature that would represent Lithuania. Art experts from Great Britain have placed Europos Parkas at the 30th place in the Top 50 best sites of visual arts in Europe. Europos Parkas is also highlighted as Destination Art by art researcher Amy Dempsey.
While enjoying the treasured landscape of the park, you will at the same time discover the admirable world of art. The exhibition spans an area of 55 hectares and displays over 100 works by artists from 34 countries. The collection includes large scale works by famous contemporary artists such as Abakanowicz, Oppenheim, LeWitt, Pepper. Acknowledged by Guinness World Records the world's largest artwork of TV sets created by Karosas is also on exhibit. Monument of the Centre of Europe, created by Karosas in 1993, contains indications of all the capitals of Europe, information on the distances to them as measured from the centre of Europe and the direction in which each of them is situated.
Europos Parkas is a meeting place with an intense and international atmosphere. Its Education Centre integrated into the landscape by being built partially into a man-made hill with a roof covered with grass offers excellent facilities for conferences, workshops and meetings. Events can also be organised in the extensive grounds, plus there is a restaurant on the site.
Europos Parkas is only within 20 min. drive from the centre of Vilnius.
Liubavas Manor Watermill-Museum was recently opened near Europos Parkas. The unique stonework watermill tells the story of the romantic Liubavas manor and exhibits the authentic fixtures of the mill (www.liubavas.lt). We invite to visit the both museums at the same day.
+370 5 2377 077
Open: daily from 10:00 am to sunset.
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