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Burbiškis

Burbiškis
Village
Burbiškis Manor
Burbiškis is located in Lithuania
Burbiškis
Location of Burbiškis
Coordinates:
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Samogitia
County Šiauliai County
Municipality Radviliškis district municipality
Eldership Pakalniškiai eldership
Population (2001)
 • Total 7
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Burbiškis is a small village in northern Lithuania, between Šiauliai and Panevėžys. According to census of 2001, it had 7 residents.[1]

Monument to Adam Mickiewicz

Burbiškis features a Neo-Gothic manor house, first mentioned in 1618. The first owners, the Burba family, gave the village its name.[2] From 1819 to 1941, the manor belonged to the Bażeński family. Ignacy Bażeński was married to Marija, daughter of cultural activist Petras Vileišis. Therefore, in the early 20th century, Burbiškis was one of the places for cultural meetings of intelligentsia.[2] Kornel Makuszyński, a renowned Polish writer of children's and youth literature who lived in Burbiškis with his wife in 1912–14.[3]

The manor is quite well preserved with some original interior. The manor houses a small museum and a guesthouse. The buildings are surrounded by a 28-hectare (69-acre) park with man-made lakes that feature 15 islands connected by 12 bridges.[4] The park also has monuments to Romantic poet Adam Mickiewicz (erected in 1911), medieval ruler Vytautas the Great (1912), Saint Mary.[2] Every spring the park hosts a festival showcasing some 400 different varieties of tulips.[2]

References

  1. ^ Šiaulių apskrities kaimo gyvenamosios vietovės ir jų gyventojai (PDF) (in Lietuvių). Vilnius: Department of Statistics to the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. 2003. p. 82.  
  2. ^ a b c d Semaška, Algimantas (2006). Kelionių vadovas po Lietuvą: 1000 lankytinų vietovių norintiems geriau pažinti gimtąjį kraštą (in Lietuvių) (4th ed.). Vilnius: Algimantas. p. 243.  
  3. ^ Rydel, Maciej. "Dwory na Litwie" (in Polski). Dwory-polskie.pl. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  4. ^ "Exposition on History of the Burbiškis Manor". Lithuanian Art Museum and Association of Lithuanian Museums. 2009-10-20. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
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