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The Pyramid of Merkinė, a magical place in Dzūkija woods

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Surrounded by the dark Dzūkija National Park woods, in the middle of nowhere, there stands a shining glass dome with the mysterious pyramid inside. Fifty-thousand people are visiting this place every year, most of them always coming back. This place is also known as the most powerful and magical place in Lithuania. The mysterious Pyramid of Merkinė, built for the peculiar beliefs of the people about the healing, spiritual, and reflective properties of this place. 

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The brief history with the mysterious beginning

The story of the Pyramid of Merkinė starts in 1990, on the 20th of August. On that day, the seven years old boy Povilas Žėkas experienced a personal revelation. According to the stories, the boy was attending a mass at the Church of Merkinė, with his family member. Suddenly, the boy heard the voice in his mind introducing itself as the Guardian Angel of Povilas. More mysterious events happened a few nights after this incident - in the middle of the night a beautiful light with the figure of a man showed in the sky, solely for Povilas and his family. From that day, Povilas grew up knowing that he will have a special mission in the future. Twelve years passed, and Povilas built a sacred pyramid in the place where the light figure of the man has shown. The pyramid was build in the autumn of 2002  for praying to recover physical health, gain positive energy, and retrieve spiritual peace. The rumor about this place went all over Lithuania. After the seven years, in 2009, the pyramid was covered with the geodesic glass dome. According to the hero of our story, Povilas, it needed to be decorated with "a final claim from the God" - the dome above the pyramid to fill the place with the Holy Spirit

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A magical place for everyone

The Pyramid of Merkinė is located in Česukai village, 25 km from the Druskininkai city, and 105 km from Vilnius. Nowadays, the place is popular among all Lithuanians and attracts more and more visitors from abroad. Visiting of this place is free of charge, so if you are seeking to experience something spiritual, or you are looking for a calm place for meditation, or you are just a curious traveler, you should visit this place. If you do not believe in the spiritual and magical things, the pyramid is also worth your visit. The glass dome, surrounded by Dzūkija woods, creates an impressive view. Additionally, the acoustics inside the dome are fascinating due to the architecture and building materials.  For the best spiritual experience, you could follow the special guidance on how to pray and behave in the Pyramid of Merkinė

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© Wikimedia Commons/Hugo.arg

If you are looking for unusual experiences, or you are a fan of spiritual places, include the Pyramid of Merkinė in your bucket list. It does not matter if you are a believer or not, this place has a magical aura, and it's worth finding, somewhere in the middle of Dzūkija woods

The Pyramid of Merkinė, Česukai village
The Pyramid of Merkinė, Česukai village

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Monika Grinevičiūtė

Monika Grinevičiūtė

I am Monika and I am passionate traveler, an engineer, books reader and desserts lover. I live in a beautiful and colorful country called Lithuania. I will use my Lithuanian superpowers to show you that this small Baltic pearl has much more than you can imagine

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