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Plungė

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Count Ogiński Manor

Plungė is a city 27 km west of Samogitian capital Telšiai. Having more than 23,000 inhabitants it is sixteenth largest city in Lithuania.

Plungė District Tourist Information Centre (Plungės Turizmo informacijos centras), S. Dariaus ir S. Girėno St 27 (by the main gate to Ogiński Park), +370 687 70339 (). M 08:00-17:00, F 08:00-17:00. Collects information about Plungė district, provides all regular tourist services. Note that Plungė is not a resort, hence the office works only twice a week.

Understand[edit]

St John the Baptist's Church
Monument of the 10th anniversary of the Independence of Lithuania

According to archaeological data the territory was inhabited already in 5th–1st centuries BC. Until the end of Middle Ages it was a rather insignificant settlement east of Gandinga, an important fort which was a part of defensive fortification line constructed against the crusaders. Only in 1567 Plungė was first mentioned as a town in written sources. 13 Jan 1792 Plungė was granted Magdeburg rights. During 19th century Plungė belonged to Prince Zubov who later sold it to Count Michał Mikołaj Ogiński. Soon the manor was substantially expanded and rebuilt in Neo-Renaissance style. Now the complex of Ogiński residential manor and the park, both completed in 1879, remains the one of most famous and significant historical-architectural ensembles in the country.

Get in[edit]

You can get to Plungė by train or by bus from most other cities of Lithuania. The schedules for buses can be found from [1] and railways from [2]

Get around[edit]

Plungė is small enough to cover on foot.

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In town[edit]

  • Count Ogiński Manor, [3].  editThe Manor is one of the most outstanding manors in Lithuania with a very beautiful park.
  • St. John the Baptist's Church.  editThe Church is the main focus in city centre. It reflects features of Neo-Romantic architecture
  • Lourdes of Plungė.  edit
  • The chapel of All Saints.  edit
  • Sculpture of St. Florian.  edit
  • Monument of the 10th anniversary of the Independence of Lithuania.  editIt was built in 1928 but after the occupation of Soviet Union it was demolished. In 1992 it was rebuilt.

In district[edit]

  • Gandinga Hill-fort (Gandingos piliakalnis), (SW of Plungė). Belongs to the most ancient net of fortified settlements, probably established by Curonian tribes and later expanded by Samogitians.
  • Samogitian National Park and Plateliai town, (NE of Plungė).  edit

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Contact[edit]

Plungė (both town and the district) phone code is 448 and the 5 digit local subscriber number.

  • Plungė Post office (Plungės paštas), Dariaus ir Girėno St 2 (Centre), +370 700 55400. Workdays 08:00-18:00, Sa 08:00-13:00.

Get out[edit]

Telšiai, unofficial capital of Samogitia.

Riga, capital of neighboring Latvia, easily accessible and much closer than Vilnius.

Kretinga, Samogitian town on the way to the seaside.

Palanga, sea resort.




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