Europos Parkas was founded in 1991 by Lithuanian sculptor Gintaras Karosas. The exhibition spans an area of 55 hectares and is visited by 40,000–60,000 people annually. Europos Parkas is the first museum in Lithuania to be run by an NGO.
The goal of the museum is to give an artistic significance to the geographic centre (as determined by the French National Geographic Institute in 1989) of the European continent and to present the best of Lithuanian and international modern art achievements.
While enjoying the treasured landscape of the park, you will at the same time discover the admirable world of art. The collection includes large scale works by famous contemporary artists such as Abakanowicz, Oppenheim, LeWitt, Pepper.
The sculptures are permanently exhibited amidst beautiful rolling hills, woodlands and grasslands dotted with natural springs. The yellow blossoms of the grassland in the spring time and the faded colours of the misty autumn add an atmospheric backdrop to the sculptures. This harmonious whole with the light changing as the day progresses makes a lasting impression.
Europos Parkas is highlighted as Destination Art by art researcher Amy Dempsey. In 2005, the UK daily The Independent listed Europos Parkas as one of the fifty best sites for visual arts in Europe. In 2000, the Guinness World Records agency has recognised the televisions sculpture at Europos Parkas to be the world’s largest of its kind. In 2006, the National Advancement Prize was awarded to Gintaras Karosas for establishing the open-air museum Europos Parkas. In 2008, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania accepted the activities of the museum as the project of state significance.
In 2017 The Telegraph (Great Britain) starts the list of 16 reasons why Lithuania should be your next holiday destination with Europos Parkas.
In Europos Parkas you will find a cosy restaurant, where you can have lunch or dinner either indoors or in the open-air.
Surrounded by an exquisite view and sculptures, you will be able to have a rest, and to try tasty dishes and cold Lithuanian beer. The outdoor restaurant amid small sculptures and under the apple-trees, hosts up to 70 people.
The restaurant offers European cuisine. All meals are prepared from fresh produce and only on order. Pancakes with curd, Grilled Chicken and Chicken Kiev are the most popular dishes among visitors. Choosier guests can try the Roast Salmon Fillet or Veal in Wine Sauce. The hot Apple Pie is baked from apples grown by the restaurant. Only here can you try the Artists Dessert.
Special attention is paid to coffee – the most popular stimulating drink in the world. The restaurant serves high quality Lavazza coffee, which is made using a LaCimbali M31 Dosatron – the best coffee machine in the world, which produces the tastiest coffee. For coffee, the restaurant uses crystal-clear water. The water, with a wonderful natural taste, comes from a 60-metre bore hole on the territory of Europos Parkas.
Being far from a busy road, the museum restaurant is an oasis of nature, art and peace. Fresh air and attentive service are guaranteed. The restaurant is open daily from 10 a.m. to sunset.
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Europos Parkas also offers you to organize events in open-air.
Europos parkas, Joneikiškės village., 15148 Vilnius District.
+370 5 237 7077, +370 5 237 7070