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Title: Norviliškės  
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Norviliškės is located in Lithuania
Location of Norviliškės
Country  Lithuania
County Vilnius County
Municipality Šalčininkai district municipality
Eldership Dieveniškės eldership
Population (2001)
 • Total 24
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Norviliškės, is a small village in the so-called Dieveniškės appendix, Šalčininkai district municipality, Lithuania. It is located about 12 km (7.5 mi) northeast of the town of Dieveniškės near the border with Belarus. In 1986 it had 58 residents,[1] and 24 residents in 2001.[2]

Reconstructed Norviliškės Castle

The Norviliškės Manor is first mentioned in 1586.[3] In 1617 the owners ceded part of the land to the Franciscans monks. Around 1745 the Franciscans built a monastery and a church in Renaissance style. The monastery was reconstructed at the end of the 18th century by Kazimierz Kaminski.[4]

For a long time the castle stood abandoned. In 2005, reconstruction was started by an entrepreneur Giedrius Klimkevičius from Vilnius. Since being renovated it is now used to host business conferences or weddings, hunting, shooting practices, and other activities.[3] Since 2007, the music festival Be2gether is held here annually.


  1. ^ (Lithuanian) Jonas Zinkus, et al., ed. (1987). "Norviliškės". Tarybų Lietuvos enciklopedija III. Vilnius, Lithuania: Vyriausioji enciklopedijų redakcija. p. 221. 
  2. ^ Vilniaus apskrities kaimo gyvenamosios vietovės ir jų gyventojai (in Lietuvių). Vilnius: Department of Statistics to the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. 2003. p. 41.  
  3. ^ a b Semaška, Algimantas (2006). Kelionių vadovas po Lietuvą: 1000 lankytinų vietovių norintiems geriau pažinti gimtąjį kraštą (in Lietuvių) (4th ed. ed.). Vilnius: Algimantas. p. 386.  
  4. ^ Klemensas Čerbulėnas, et al., ed. (1994). Lietuvos architektūros istorija: Nuo XVII a. pradžios iki XIX a. vidurio (in Lietuvių) II. Vilnius: Mokslo ir enciklopedijų leidykla. p. 292.  

External links

  • (Lithuanian) Official website and gallery of the Norviliškės Castle
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