Reviews of Culture in Vilnius
The address is wrong, it's Naugarduko 10
Worth hunting out when in Vilnius.
A magical reminder of an incredibly inspirational moment in history. I wouldn't have missed this on our tour, and fortunately our dear Lithuanian guide, Monika, brought us to it.
We were in Vilnius , late May, and walked through the park to get to the thousands of steps mounting to the Three Crosses....and astounded by the sight! Disappointed to not be able to find a stature of it in any of the 5 shops I sought out. I
haven't been there! but that is my dream to be able to see the very important place in Lt. more power to VILNIUS,
Very interesting visit !
A good day out, with some amazing sculptures !
Striking works of art - worth visiting.
Great place to study and to visit.
Worth visiting. You will learn something important....
Frank was great and deserves a memorial.
This place looks really great fun! It reminds me a bit of the Lem Science Garden in my home town of Krakow - a great place to get out and enjoy! If I come to Vilnius, I will definitely go to Europos Parkas!
It's the best in Europe !
This is why I just love this part of the world! Fantastic !!
Kudos to Lithuania for honoring the late great Frank Zappa!
Thanks to my New Found Lithuanian Family I got to enjoy this Historic Place. The tour was Very interesting. Parts of the castle had heated floors, we're so smart :-) I would recommend the drive from anywhere in Lietuva to see this.
I know this is an oudated review, but I saw this museum back in April 1993 when it was very new. I had a penpal from Kaunas who took me there and throughout the city where I got a great education in post-Soviet bloc life. All these years later as I am putting together a scrapbook of my photos, I still remember this museum vividly. And I remember my penpal choking up as she told her own stories. I wish we could package this museum up and share it with others who won't get to Vilnius!
I went to see it and met some people from Germany who also love Zappa's music. It's great that there is such a monument.
Uzupis Constitution segment in this Vilnius video report around 5:30, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36HaU_XcKyA
The most important thing we did in Vilnius was visit this museum. Very powerful.
Horrifying. Humbling. Absolutely the most important and compelling thing we saw in Vilnius.
A stunning place to visit. This would be my perfect home (if the weather was better than when we visited!)
This is cool. Gotta get there to see it.
Art that pushes boundaries.
This is part shop, part museum, so learned a lot and took home some nice, small pieces.
french, portuguese, spanish or english
Very interesting - we did the little tour. Beautiful buildings
What a surprise to find a memorial to the great Frank Zappa in the centre of Vilnius! With all that I learned from my visit to the Baltics combined with my love of the music of Frank Zappa the connections seem obvious to me now. I hope many Vilnius visiters get to visit this unusual special place if only for a couple of minutes while walking around the old town like I did.
Church of St. Peter & Paul's was easily one of the highlights of my trip to VIlnius. There's a serene majesty about the place and I highly recommend you drop by for some quiet reflection if you are in Vilnius.
The 'square' surrounding Frank Zappa's monument recently got a moderate facelift thanks to the initiative of some enterprising art school students who painted over some of the less inspired 'illegal' artworks, replacing them with a bunch of original works. This is something that's needed to happen for a while in our opinion and the space looks better now than it did before.
Best time to enjoy the view is in the late afternoon, because in the morning the sun will be behind the old town making the sight (and pictures) not too good. Climbing on foot is quite steep but short.
Last time I was there they had a sculpture of a 9 year old kid that looked so real I had leave...
I've been to SMC a few times and I'm always a little disappointed by the curator's predilection towards video art (which has been painfully boring in my experience). In fact, if you go out and video one thing for 36 hours, you can probably get a show here. Aside from that, you'll see some cool stuff in here, but you're right - the white walls can be a bit much. All told, it's a good museum, cheap, and definitely worth a visit.
The manual ascent really isn't bad. Balls to the funicular, go for a freakin' walk people. And if you're a cheapskate (like myself) you can enjoy great views from the top of Castle Hill without necessarily going to the top of the tower. Good place to hang out in general.
Turns out some of their 'adult' performances, which occur in the evening, are puppet-free. It was a letdown, but I'd give them another crack - it's a cool theatre and I did catch part of a morning performance for children which was inspired and looked like a lot of fun for everyone.
Sure, we all love Frank and mourn his passing, but this monument doesn't really do him justice and the likeness is a bit iffy, sorry to say. And what's with the really tall cylinder his bust is on? Frank was the King of Quirk, but this monument sort of fails to honor that--it's just aloof and ultimately head-scratching. Certainly more could be done with this space. Get out your brushes and spray cans and get to it.