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Židikai

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Židikai

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Židikai is a small village in Lithuania.

Židikai is located in Žemaitija region, in the west part of Lithuania.

Understand[edit]

St. Jonh the Baptist's church in Židikai
Monument for Freedom

Židikai name has been originated from the words Žydi kaip laukas (it blooms like a field), or from the word Židikis (tough).

For the very first time Židikai was mentioned in 1568. Since 1614 it belonged to Kražiai Jesuits.

Židikai is famous because popular Lithuanian authoress and educational Šatrijos Ragana lived there from 1915 until her death in 1930.

Get in[edit]

It is possible to get to Židikai by bus from Mažeikiai. Normally buses go twice a day - in the morning and in the afternoon.

Get around[edit]

Židikai is a typical small village of Lithuania therefore everything can be seen by foot just in a few hours.

See[edit][add listing]

  • St. John the Baptist's church, M. Pečkauskaitės st. 31. Constructed in 1821 it reflects Classicism and Romantic period features as well as Lithuanian folk art. Also in a churchyard and near the church you can find sculptures for Šatrijos Ragana and for the first school of the village which was also established by authoress.  edit
  • St. Ann's chapel-grave. It was built in 1940 in cemetery of the village. It was planned by famous Lithuanian architect Jonas Mulokas. After the chapel was built the remains of Šatrijos Ragana were moved to the basement thereof. Around the chapel you can also find monuments built in 18 and 19 centuries.  edit
  • Museum of Šatrijos Ragana, +370 443 43310. It is a small museum in the village's centre.  edit
  • Monument for Freedom.. It was constructed in 1928 when the decade of the Independence of Lithuania was celebrated. After Soviet occupation it was exploded but in the end of The Cold War it was rebuilt.  edit
  • Židikai park.. The park was created with a purpose to mention the anniversary of the first mention of Židikai.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

Židikai Centre of Culture

When you are in Židikai you can check if there are any concerts or theaters in Židikai Centre of Culture (located close to the church). There you can often watch performances of students of Židikai Music School and Židikai Marija Pečkauskaitė Secondary School as well as shows of Židikai folk club.

Buy[edit][add listing]

It is possible to buy souvenirs with Židikai symbolics (cups etc.) in grocery shop in front of Šatrijos Ragana's museum.

Eat and Drink[edit]

You can buy things to eat and to drink in on of three grocery shops in Židikai. There you will find all the most popular products sold in Lithuania.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Whereas Židikai does not have any sleeping places for tourists you can find one in the bigger city of Mažeikiai which is about 21 km away from Židikai.

Contact[edit]

In order to get more information about Židikai village you can contact Židikai ward. It is located in M. Pečkauskaitė street 10, LT-89442 Židikai. Email [email protected]

Get out[edit]

Telšiai, the capital of Žemaitija region.

Plungė, a small city in Žemaitija region with a famous manor.

Renavas and Dautarai. They are two small villages both having renovated manors.

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