Biržai Castle, XVII century
(J. Radvilos g. 3)
The palace of Biržai Castle is a typical palace in a fortress. Built in 17th century, BiržaiCastle has been partially restored only in 1988. It is the only well-preserved castle with bastions in the country. Up to now, a palace, two powder magazines and a bridge of the castle complex are restored. Currently, the palace houses the Biržai Regional Museum Sėla and the Jurgis Bielinis Public Library at Biržai District Municipality.
Biržai Regional Museum Sėla
(J. Radvilos g. 3), Tel: +370 450 33 390
Housed in the palace of Biržai Castle, Biržai Regional Museum Sėla displays items featuring the history and culture of the region of Biržai. The museum boasts a remarkable seventeenth-century tiled stove recently restored. The museum regularly holds fine art and folk art exhibitions, develops and organises continuing-education programmes for children and adults.
St. John’s the Baptist Church (Parish of Biržai)
(Rotušės g. 2)
The church was built in 1861 in the romantic Neo-Baroque style, its interior features modified classical forms. Sponsor: Count Jonas Tiškevičius. Architect: Laurynas Cezaris Anikinis (Lorenzo Cezare Anichini). The church has been maintained and embellished with the help of the parish priest, Juozas Rimkevičius.
Evangelical Reformed Church
(Reformatų g. 3)
Funded by the congregation, a new masonry neo-Gothic Evangelical Reformed Church of Biržai was built in 1874. It became a centre of the reformation in the North Lithuania. All elements of its unique and magnificent neo-Gothic interior are made of wood: tables, benches, a large stand of organ, a pulpit etc.
Visitor Centre at the Biržai Regional Park
(Rotušės g. 10)
Upon entering the Centre, you will immediately begin to feel a sense of being in a sinkhole. In a reception-room, embossed glass volume elements represent the structure of sinkhole slopes: a cross-section shows rock strata exposed following a landslide. The ceiling also depicts the interior of a sinkhole. It gives you the sense of scale of depth. Also, it is amazing to see a layered appearance of sediments.
Sinkhole Cow’s Cave (Karvės ola)
(Village of Karajimiškis, District of Biržai)
The Cow’s Cave is the most famous and largest sinkhole in Lithuania. It is 10-12 meters in diameter and around 12.6 metres deep. It has five tunnels and a small underground lake 1.5-metre deep in one of them.
Karst lakelets of Kirkilai
(Village of Kirkilai, District of Biržai)
The group of small lakes of Kirkilai is an exceptional landscape, the only one of the kind in Baltic region. There are many sinkholes 20 to 30 metres in diameter and 8 to 11 metres deep. A circular lake indicates that the lake evolved from a collapsed sinkhole. When a sinkhole collapsed to expose the water table at the surface, the sinkhole was filled with water forming a small circular lake. The group consist of more than thirty of interconnected small lakes.
Cemetery of Jews and Karaites in Biržai
Supposedly, the cemetery begun its life at the beginning of the 17th century and declined by the 20th century. The cemetery area is 3.3 hectares. There are around 500 tombstones preserved.
Footbridge across Širvėna Lake
The city and Astravas Manor is connected by the 525-metre-long footbridge over the oldest artificial lake in Lithuania. Moreover, it is the longest footbridge in Lithuania.
A Neoclassical palace built in the style of Italian villas (the middle of the 19th century) is one of the most magnificent manors of Romantic era in Lithuania. Besides the palace, the manor complex included stables, a dog-keeper’s house, a mill, numerous outhouses, and a dam-bridge, which is a distinctive architectural and engineering structure. Today, the manor houses the headquarters of a linen company, AB Siūlas. You can admire views of the interior of the palace, stroll through the gardens or walk to the dam-bridge.
Užubaliai Wetlands Reserve
(Village of Užubaliai, District of Biržai)
The reserve is a beautiful sanctuary for wide variety of water and terrestrial plants and animals. These wetlands attracts flocks of birds to the delight of ornithologists and birdwatchers. The reserve has an observation tower for watching wildlife.
Dolomite outcrops: Cave of Velniapilis (Velniapilio ola), Outcrop of Muoriškiai, and Outcrop of Tabokinė
There are three different outcrops exposed along the banks of the River Nemunėlis.