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Interesting Facts About Vingis Park

10 Interesting Facts About Vingis Park

Facts About Vingis Park

  • Vingis Park is the largest park in Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • Lady Gaga has performed at this venue for her first concert in Baltic country on August 21, 2012 at Vingis Park in Vilnius as a part of her The Born This Way Ball Tour in front of 14,853 people.
  • Vingis Park covers 162 hectares.
  • In November 7, 2016, Robbie Williams announced that he will be performing at the venue on August 16, 2017.
  • In 1965, the park was renovated and adapted to the needs of mass events, such as concerts or political rallies.
  • The amphitheatre was built using the design of the modified Estonian Song Festival Grounds in Tallinn.
  • Several major rallies and demonstrations were held there during the course of the Lithuanian independence movement of the late 1980s; a rally on August 23, 1988, drew 250,000 people.
  • Vingis Park belonged to the Radvila family in the 15th and 16th centuries, then fell into the hands of Bishop Ignas Masalskis before it came under the ownership of the Vilnius Governor-General Leontij Beningsen.
  • The park has two entrances: one from M. K. Čiurlionio Street, and the other from Birutės Street.
  • In 1993, Pope John Paul II celebrated mass in Vingis Park.
Interesting Facts About Vingis Park
Interesting Facts About Vingis Park