King Mindaugas

Mindaugas was the first known Grand Duke of Lithuania and the only Christian King of Lithuania. Little is known of his origins, early life, or rise to power; he is mentioned in a 1219 treaty as an elder duke, and in 1236 as the leader of all the Lithuanians.

Landmarks in the Area

The National Museum of Lithuania, established in 1952, is a state-sponsored historical museum that encompasses several significant structures and a wide collection of written materials and artifacts. Photo: Lestath, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is situated 120 meters northwest of King Mindaugas. Photo: Alma Pater, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania is a palace in , Lithuania. is situated 150 meters south of King Mindaugas. Photo: Poznaniak, CC BY-SA 2.5.

Gediminas' Tower is the remaining part of the Upper Castle in , . is situated 150 meters southeast of King Mindaugas. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

The Old Town of Vilnius, one of the largest surviving medieval old towns in Northern Europe, has an area of 3.59 square kilometres. Photo: Mastaart, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Photo: Hugo.arg, Public domain.

Užupis is a neighbourhood in , the capital of , largely located in , a World Heritage Site. Photo: Wojsyl, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Naujamiestis is an eldership in the Vilnius city municipality, . is situated 1½ km southwest of King Mindaugas. Photo: Sfu, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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