The Uzutrakis manor was one of these places I always wanted to see but that were to far to be accessible. With my car my friend and me can go for a walk arround the Manor House, in the park, by the lake. We had « unprepared » lunch with our foot in the water and a perfect view on the Island Castle.
Informations about the Užutrakis Manor House of Trakai
Užutrakis Manor House
Let’s go by the lake
The sun was still high and the weather perfect. We were out from 11:00 and have visited the true center of Europe. Despite we got lot, my friend was still motivated to travel around Vilnius by car. After have see the north location we went to the south, where a cute orange Castle stands and where a white manor look at it.
This manor have been renovated some year ago and the new painting shines a lot, especially this day.
We drove to the village and stopped in Iki to buy food for lunch. I parked on the parking’s shop. I almost forgot but yeah, my car has a typical mechanic problem which do that once stop, sometime, you cannot start engine normal. That day was one of these day! I had to push the car, jump into and start it to make it works!
We drove by the lake, the view of it from the road is cool, and different from the common tourist point of view, so rent a bike and have a tour!
Near the Manor and the park is a car park, free. From there we start our tour through the park, made by the French landscape designer Edouard André, because we like to walk and because one entrance seemed to be closed.
Park and manor house
The park looks natural and the manor’s garden is simple. Some flowers areas and statues only. Inside the Manor a concert was doing but we didn’t enter, kind of official performance with the Lithuanian radio.
We walked around the lake and stopped on a bench to make sandwiches. Boat and tourists were having tour and fun time on the lake!
After tried to entered in an abandoned house, we took my car and went back it the center, because the view was sooo nice we stopped to walk to the Castle.
A funny fact is that Trakai doesn’t have enough parking places during summer, you see a lot of locals who are providing their own house as parking!