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Alytus is the largest city in Southern Lithuania. Surrounded by picturesque forests and verdant hills, Alytus is traversed by the 16 kilometre-long Nemunas loop. The loop divides the city into two parts. Green areas occupy more than one third of the city.

Alytus is known as one of Lithuania's sports tourism attraction points. Various international sport events take place each year in the city. Those who enjoy active recreation can go to swimming pools and saunas, gyms and clubs, tennis courts, go down the Nemunas River in canoes or rafts, have a ride with carts, go bowling and play billiard or paintball.

In written sources Alytus was first mentioned in 1377. It is believed that the name of Alytus originates from the name of the runlet flowing at the foot a mound – Alytupis. On the 15th of June 1581, Alytus was granted the Magdeburg (self-government) rights and coat of arms: a white rose on a red background. Accordingly, today Alytus is also called the city of a white rose. In the 19th century, Alytus was announced as a third grade fortress, and therefore, three barracks and three bridges were constructed, strongholds were mound and roads were paved. During the First World War, Alytus became the centre of the county. After the struggle for independence (1918–1920), Alytus became the largest city in the county and the centre of culture and education in the region. In 1932, it was granted the status of a resort. Only a few old buildings with distinct architecture and building style have remained because almost the entire central part of the city was destroyed during the first days of the Second World War.
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Alytus Town Garden
4.7
City Parks
Alytus Town Garden
Alytus Mound
4.0
Mounds
Sights
Alytus Mound
Alytus Town Hall Square
2.8
City Squares
Alytus Town Hall Square
White Rose Bridge
4.8
Pedestrian Bridges
White Rose Bridge
Alytus Former Synagogue
5.0
Synagogues
Alytus Former Synagogue
Alytus Youth Park
5.0
City Parks
Alytus Youth Park
Alytus Region Museum
4.5
Regional Museums
Alytus Region Museum
Alytus Mound Rest Place
Public Rest Areas
Alytus Mound Rest Place
Alytus Oldtown Square
3.0
City Squares
Alytus Oldtown Square
Alytus St. Guardian Angels Church
3.5
Catholic Churches
Alytus St. Guardian Angels Church
Alytus St. Ludwig Church
Catholic Churches
Alytus St. Ludwig Church
Small Dailidė Lake Beach
3.5
Public Beaches
Small Dailidė Lake Beach
Muiželėnai Rest Place
Public Rest Areas
Muiželėnai Rest Place
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