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Europos Parkas Open-Air Museum
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Country Lithuania
Place Joneikiskiu k. - north outskirts of Vilnius, the direction of Zalieji Ezerai (Green Lakes).
Short Description Europos Parkas museum gives an artistic significance to the geographic centre of European continent. The museum is created as unity of art and nature and spans an area of 55 hectares.
Visitors 2011 28998
Website www.europosparkas.lt


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 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 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 Education Centre integrated into the landscape by being built partially into a man-made hill with a roof covered with grass. Europos Parkas is only within 20 min. drive from the centre of Vilnius.

About the Heritage Site

  • Country: Lithuania, Vilnius region
  • Location: Joneikiskiu k. (north outskirts of Vilnius), Lithuania
  • Website: www.europosparkas.lt
  • Postal Adress:
Joneikiškių k., Vilnius r. LT-15148, Lithuania
phone: +370 5 2377 077
e-mail: hq@europosparkas.lt

Accessibility of Heritage Site

Europos Parkas Open-Air Museum is open for visitors throughout the year.

  • Opening hours: from 10:00 am to sunset.
  • Entrance fee:discounts for students, seniors and groups.

Payment by card is acceptable.

  • How to get there:
By car: Take Kalvarijų street north to the Santariškės roundabout, turn right towards the Green Lakes (Žalieji Ežerai) and follow signs. Driving directions at www.europosparkas.ltand map
Bus Nr. 146 (Skirgiškės) leaves from Žalgirio stop on Kalvarijų and goes all the way to the museum itself. Check timetable at www.europosparkas.lt visitor information.
Facts about Europos Parkas Open-Air MuseumRDF feed
Coordinates54° 49' 51" N, 25° 21' 6" E  +
CountryLithuania  +
Heritage Site CategoryMuseum  +
PlaceJoneikiskiu k. - north outskirts of Vilnius, the direction of Zalieji Ezerai (Green Lakes).  +
Reference Year2011  +
Short DescriptionEuropos Parkas museum gives an artistic significance to the geographic centre of European continent. The museum is created as unity of art and nature and spans an area of 55 hectares.
Visitors 200534,114  +
Visitors 200642,792  +
Visitors 200738,680  +
Visitors 200845,589  +
Visitors 200935,561  +
Visitors 201022,173  +
Websitewww.europosparkas.lt  +