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Central Panevezys

Panevėžys is the fifth-biggest city in Lithuania with population of 119,000, on the shore of the River Nevėžis not far from the Via Baltica highway between Vilnius and Riga.


An industrial city on the banks of Nevėžis River, Panevėžys is also a cultural center of Aukštaitija region and city's drama theater (named after famous director Juozas Miltinis) is known beyond the borders of the country.

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By plane[edit]

Panevėžys has no commercial airport, but has three international airports within the 150 km radius - Vilnius International Airport (VNO IATA) to the south-east, Kaunas International Airport (KUN IATA) to the south and Riga International Airport (RIX IATA) in Latvia to the north. Those airports serve destinations in Europe and beyond.

By train[edit]

There is a regular train only running from Šiauliai to Rokiškis through Panevežys.

By car[edit]

Panevežys is easily accessible by international road Via Baltica connecting Warsaw, to Riga and Tallinn that crosses Kaunas in Lithuania. It's about 130 km from Kaunas to Panevežys along Via Baltica.

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

Trafi route planner help to find public transport routes.

By taxi[edit]

The easiest way to book a taxi is with the eTAKSI app for smartphones, a service similar to Uber/Lyft.


  • Cido Arena. The most important attraction in Panevežys is Cido Arena built in 2008. Arena generally hosts basketball games and concerts, and it has an indoor 250-m long Olympic cycling track, the only such in the Baltic States. Cido Arena is capable to accommodate up to 7,300 people during the concerts, a little less for sports events.
  • 1 Panevezio krastotyros muziejus, Vasario 16-Osios g. 23, +370 45 461973. Local ethnography museum.
  • 2 Panevezys Civic Art Gallery, +370 45 584802. Local paintings and outdoor sculpture on display.
  • 3 Panevėžys Cathedral, Katedros a. 1,. Cathedral circa 1908 in Eclecticism style that is site of Roman Catholic diocese in the county.
  • 4 Panevezys St. Peter and Paul Church, Smėlynės g. 10. Another stately Catholic church of Neo-Romantic design.



The following are like a string of parks along the Nevezis River, with hiking paths and bike trails, some areas more developed than others. Fall colors are engaging in season.

  • 2 Culture and Leisure Park.
  • 3 Senvagė, A. Jakšto g. 18.
  • 4 Skaistakalnis Park, J. Biliūno g. 3.


  • Babilonas, Klaipėdos street 143a. A shopping and entertainment mall, part of a wider Babilonas real estate development.




1 [dead link] Romantic Hotel, Kranto str. 24, +370 45 584860, fax: +370 45 581162, . Probably the largest good quality hotel located int the historic old mill in centre of Panevežys. Hotel offers spa center, restaurant and conference halls. 39 rooms. Prices start from €80.


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