The historical-religious road of Samogitia stretches through Telšiai, Plungė and Kretinga districts, it consists of 34 cultural and natural objects, also called sacred mysteries of Samogitia: churches, chapels, springs, mounds, trees, places reminiscent of painful historical events.
"Visitors can get acquainted with all the objects of the project and the created routes in advance on the Internet http://zemaitijoskelias.lt or by downloading the free mobile application" Žemaitijos kelias "to your smartphone. Here you will find not only the full list of places of interest, but also descriptions of each of them, interesting related stories and photos, but also 6 pre-prepared thematic routes of different lengths, supplemented with audio guides, ”says Jurita Armalienė, Director of the Samogitian Tourism Information Center.
Those interested in historical buildings and places of sacral significance should pass the 7 km long Cross Road leading through the Samogitian Calvary and visit the 19 chapels of this road, or visit the site of the manor in the village of Tarvydai in the 20th century. the location of the forced labor and concentration camp that operated in the first half. By the way, in Samogitia there is also the only cubist style and cube-shaped sacral building in Lithuania - Telšiai St. Church of St. Nicholas.
Magnificent and much-seen trees await nature lovers on this road - Perkūnas oak in Plungė manor park and Ragana ash in Plateliai manor park. After climbing the Kartena mound, travelers will be able to admire the spectacular views of the Minija Valley and the town of Kartena.
Objects full of mystery and mysticism await travelers on the historical-sacral road of Samogitia. It is a giant stone more than 1.5 billion years old with the foot of the devil embossed on the slope of the Mikytai Alkakalnis, or the Erškėtynas spring gushing in the Kretinga district, famous for its healing and vision-enhancing powers.
The project of the historical-religious road in Samogitia is implemented by the administration of Telšiai district municipality together with the administrations of Plungė and Kretinga district municipalities. This project aims to increase the attendance and awareness of sacred cultural and natural heritage sites located in Telšiai, Plungė and Kretinga districts. The project is financed from the European Union investment funds under the measure "E-marketing of priority tourism development regions".