Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Lithuania - Trakai Island Castle
Trakai Island Castle. Trakai Town Emerging in the Distance.
Gothic style castle was constructed by the Lithuanian Grand Dukes-Kestutis and Vytautas at the end of XIV century and the first decade of 15th century.
Sent by Giedrė, a postcrosser from Lithuania.
This is from Wikipedia : Trakai Island Castle (Lithuanian: Trakų salos pilis) is located in Trakai, Lithuania on an island of Lake Galvė. The castle is sometimes referred to as "Little Marienburg". The construction of the stone castle was begun in the 14th century by Kęstutis, and around 1409 major works were completed by his son Vytautas the Great, who died in this castle in 1430. Trakai was one of the main centers of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the castle held great strategic importance.