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Marijampolė is the 7th biggest city in Lithuania. It is situated in the East West Lithuania.

The city is mostly famous for many important historical personalities that used to live there. Nowadays it is famous for world famous singer Violeta Urmana who spent her childhood there, football, parish of Marian Fathers and a very exceptional dialect of local inhabitants.

Everyone in Lithuania knows that Marijampolė is an informal capital of Suvalkija.

It is only 56 kilometers far from Kaunas. The territory of the city occupies 2050,7 hectares and is separated into 2 parts by Šešupė river. 6 bridges connects each city part from another.

Marijampole city is a nice place for tourism as overall there are more than 10 various museums, rural tourism possibility, many activites like horse riding, ritual bathhouses, bowling, billiard, wellness center, sailing club, karting, night clubs and casinos are available. Number of cozy hotels are welcoming city guests for a nice stay in the city in order only good memories and experiences would be left.

Marijampole also includes the art gallery, the center of culture and the oldest sugar fabric in Lithuania “Arvi cukrus” which was opened in 1931.  By the way, the fabric has extended its preserve. The newest branch of business of this company is production of biodiesel which is mostly exported to foreign countries.

J. Basanavičius square

In that place where now is square was established village of Pašešupis which was the first time mentioned in historical resources in 1667 years. Then around square stood 24 wooden homesteads (called smokes). In the beginning of XVIII century settled in Kvietiškis count Antanas Butleris in 1736 years village reorganized to trading town of Starapolė. Soon artisans, sellers and publicans settled down in it.

After enormous fire in 1868 years in which time main part of town burnt, the square was developed by stonework buildings of classicism and neo-baroque architecture. Mentioned buildings badly damaged during the First and the Second World Wars. The square changed its name a couple of times during interwar here operated huge markets. Later the old square was expanded and reconstructed:  were built buildings of post office, universal shop “Gulbė”, court house, police and municipality.

During 2009-2011 years took place reconstruction works of central town square. During that time was fixed square itself and its accesses, appeared many new architectural accents, square decorated 19 metres of height made-up monument „For Nation and Language. To mention millenium of Lithuania name” by a local sculptor Kęstutis Balčiūnas.

Former Jewish synagogue

It is an eclectic building of historicism epoch rise in the centre of city in 1870 years. The synagogue was stone works, daubed, span roof, discontinous capacity with plentiful decoration elements. Among them elevated daub rose-windows, line of arched bags in the main facade also composed symbolic motive of Torah in the alcove of gable. In the beginning of the Second World War when community of Jews was decimated soon synagogue turned to a storage of indirect materials while setting up overlays and bricking up windows. In 1985 the building was reconstructed and fitted to houses of Marijampolė engineers and after another decade here started to operate education centre of Marijampolė county, established with Danish schoolteachers.

Railway station

Building of railway station is an irregular shape, asymmetric composition typical to modernism tendency. Station is built in 1923-1924 years by a project of engineer Edmundas Frykas. The building is two metres of height with water-supply tower in the centre and piggybacked one floor buildings of administration and roof rack. In 1994-1997 years were made works of the building facade, roof, overlay and interior restoration.  On that time implemented gable decor elements which were planned in the project of the station in 1923 years by E, Frykas.