10 Things to Do in Palanga That You Shouldn't Miss

January 9, 2018 Christa Meece

Palanga ( pronunciation (help·info)) is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. It is the busiest summer resort in Lithuania and has beaches of sand (18 km long and up to 300 m wide) and sand dunes. Officially Palanga has the status of a city municipality and includes Šventoji, Nemirseta, Būtingė and other settlements, which are considered as part of the city of Palanga.
Restaurants in Palanga

1. Birute Park

Vytauto g. 15, Palanga 00101, Lithuania
Excellent
84%
Good
15%
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5 based on 141 reviews

Birute Park

Reviewed By eilonglen - Ashkelon, Israel

Palanga Resort is apparently THE place to be in the short summer season in Lithuania, with its incredible pathways, restos and Amber shopping opportunities. After a pleasant stroll of about a kilometer, one reaches a cobbled intersection, dominated by a striking Fountain, featuring a mythical heroine with a serpent entwined about her body. If one takes a left at this point, the stroll, parallel to the sea-shore, through the green pine woods and Gardens is definitely worth the effort. It is so relaxing and the ozone from the adjacent Baltic quite bracing. Really a must-visit while in-country.

2. Palanga Amber Museum

Vytauto g. 17, Palanga 00101, Lithuania +370 460 51319
Excellent
59%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
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4.5 based on 274 reviews

Palanga Amber Museum

Reviewed By Anchina

Visited this place in off season. No queues and not busy.
It is great to learn about history of amber in Baltics. They have many impresdive displays of amber. Many of which you can look at through magnifying glass provided.
There is amber shop upstairs and there is also information point and souvenires shop downstairs selling cheap fridge magnets etc.
All the staff members were nice except one who looked very angry and moody asking to check our tickets.
Free audio guides are provided if you ask.
There is a coffee machine and a cloakroom downstairs where you can leave your coats for free.
Also the surroundings, Gardens and a park is beautiful to explore.

3. Palanga Beach

Palanga, Lithuania
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
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4.5 based on 415 reviews

Palanga Beach

Reviewed By Irisha-FL

Being spoiled by beautiful Caribbean Beaches, I did not expect that Palanga will impress me so much!

This is what you can expect: beautiful sand on a wide, clean beach, that stretches for miles in each direction from the main pier; mesmerizing amber sunsets and beach bars with comfy beanbag chairs to enjoy sunsets in while sipping cherry beer or apple cider; changing cabins; plenty of tolerable public bathrooms (bring your own tissue and hand sanitizer, opened mainly from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

The pier is well kept, and has benches at the entrance, where older folks can sit and watch the day and sunsets

There are beach recliners available for rent, but visitors barely use them.

There is a biking/walking trail that goes for miles parallel to the beach also.

Having a nice jog on the beach, with your feet in the water, be careful and do not overlook small signs that read “Women only” or “Men Only.” There are portions of the beach designated to nude sunbathing and no fence, so your eyes may accidentally wander on to images that you are not prepared to see.

Many things have been done to accommodate people with disabilities: sidewalks, special beach ramps, some public bathrooms. Nice signs of humane civilized society! However, the public attitude towards the elderly and people with disabilities has room for improvement.

The smell of pine trees, combined with salty sea air, creates an amazing aroma for relaxation.

4. Musical Fountain

Jurates g. 2 42, Palanga 00133, Lithuania
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 60 reviews

Musical Fountain

Reviewed By BoWu - Europe

It was surprisingly nice to attend this Fountain! Even if it is small one, but definitely worth of visiting while in Palanga. It has musical-fountain shows every few minutes, so you cannot miss it. Better to visit when dark as colored Fountain ligts add the mood.

5. Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Vytauto g. 51, Palanga 00134, Lithuania
Excellent
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Reviewed By Davide G - Palermo, Italy

One of the best churches in Lithuania. Huge in the dimensions, nice in the style, not modern but not even too ancient. Not to be missed as a "spiritual" pause from baths and sunbathing!

6. Birute's Hill

Vytauto Street, Palanga, Lithuania
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Birute's Hill

Reviewed By DeanMurphy2020 - Orlando, Florida

Birutė (died 1382) was the second wife of Kęstutis, Grand Duke of Lithuania, and mother of Vytautas the Great. Little is known about Birutė’s life, but after her death a strong cult developed among Lithuanians. Birutė was a priestess who served Pagan gods, suggesting that a marriage to a pagan duchess rather than to an Orthodox duchess from Slavic lands helped to with pagan Lithuania support. Circumstances surrounding her death are unknown.
In 1989 archeologists discovered evidence of a pagan Observatory, which had existed on Birutė Hill in the late 1300s, likely built in her honor. To discourage people from worshiping pagan gods and her grave, the Saint George chapel was built atop the hill in 1506. It was rebuilt in 1869 and survives today. It is the highest dune of Palanga on the Baltic Seashore and is part of the Palanga Botanical Garden, which combine to make it a tremendous tourist draw. The surrounding forest and distant Baltic Sea make for a pleasant afternoon.

7. Fountain Yurate and Kastitis

Palanga, Lithuania
Excellent
59%
Good
33%
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8%
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Fountain Yurate and Kastitis

Reviewed By Liu S - Vilnius, Lithuania

Jūratė and Kastytis is one of the most famous and popular Lithuanian legends and tales. The monument dedicated to the beloved is located in a square right next to the main tourist attraction—a bridge that leads to sunset. Legend says that Goddess Jūratė lived under the Baltic Sea in a beautiful amber castle and ruled the sea. A young fisherman Kastytis was disturbing the peace as he was catching a lot of fish. Jūratė decided to punish him, but she fell in love with the handsome fisherman. Perkūnas, the thunder-god, found out that the immortal goddess had fallen in love with a mortal man. He became furious and struck the amber castle. It exploded into millions of pieces. Kastytis was killed by Perkūnas and Jūratė mourns him to this day. Her tear drops are amber pieces washed ashore.

8. Sculpture Camera-Soapbox

Jurates g. 40, Palanga 00133, Lithuania
Excellent
49%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
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4 based on 38 reviews

Sculpture Camera-Soapbox

Reviewed By Liu S - Vilnius, Lithuania

This is very unusual sculpture, which can be found outside of photography shop. I wouldn't advise to put it on your to-do-list in Palanga. However, just steps away you can find musical Fountains, which are not listed on tripadvisor yet, but definitely worth a visit during the summer season, when there is a show ever night and you can order your own song to be performed by the Fountains.

9. Sculpture Docheri Rybaka

Palanga, Lithuania
Excellent
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Sculpture Docheri Rybaka

Reviewed By Angela231_13 - Chicago, Illinois

It is a nice sculpture in Palanga. However, it is located in Lithuania and i do not know who placed its name in Russian. I would ask to change the name to lLithuanian name Zvejo Dukros. The skulpture ir dynamic, well representic the etnicity of the resort

10. The Sculpture Park

Vytauto Street, Palanga, Lithuania
Excellent
28%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
3%
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4 based on 28 reviews

The Sculpture Park

Reviewed By VaidaBer - Klaipeda, Lithuania

The park holds about 30 sculptures of various famous lithuanian sculptors. The park is not big, but if you have some time and are interested in sculptures this may be well spent time.

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