Marcinkonys: A Folk Village in Lithuania

Lithuanian village

Marcinkonys is a large village (143 ha/ 353 ac) located in Dzūkija, one of five ethnographic regions of Lithuania.

Five interesting facts about the village:

  • According to the archeological researches, the place was first settled by humans from 4,000 BC to 2,000 BC.
  • It was first mentioned in written sources in 1637.
  • It began growing after completion of the railway station for the Warsaw – Saint Petersburg Railway in 1864.
  • The village originating from a scout settlement is one of the largest in Lithuania.
  • It is the administrative center of the Dzūkija National Park and Čepkeliai Marsh.

A farmstead, Marcinkonys

A farmstead, Marcinkonys

Marcinkonių bažnyčia
The wooden Church of St. Apostles Simon and Juda Teddeus (Neo-Gothic; built in 1880), Marcinkonys

Drevinė bitininkystė
Traditional tree beekeeping, Marcinkonys

Drevinė bitininkystė
Traditional tree beekeeping, Marcinkonys

Šermukšnių uogos
Rowan fruits, Marcinkonys

The Grūda River, Marcinkonys

Red Admiral, Marcinkonys

Kryziuotis voras
European garden spider, Marcinkonys

Suillus, Marcinkonys

Suillus, Marcinkonys

A farmstead, Marcinkonys

Have you ever been to Marcinkonys? What are your impressions of the village? Feel free to post a comment below.

Lithuanian folk village

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