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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 3 weeks ago

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 15 October 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 26 September 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 23 September 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 27 August 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 25 August 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
1  Thank Dina B
Reviewed 23 July 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 18 July 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 13 July 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
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Great place to visit in summer time. You will get some experience of Soviet period, skulptures of known and unknown sculptors illiustrate such time by best cultural way. Recommended.

Date of experience: August 2017
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sarahrF7484DK
14 July 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
28 July 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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RICHIEGIBBOY
4 February 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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