Let's go for a walk through Pasvalys
The walk will cover about 4 km.
The history of Pasvalys is closely interrelated with the emergence and role of the Roman Catholic Church in the town. That's why we start our walk in the renovated Vytautas Didysis Square, at the majestic church of Saint John The Baptist. We may stay in the square for a while : sit on the benches there and read a book or enjoy the flowers in their beds with a splashing fountain in the middle of the square, we may even drop in a cafe. We will take a look at the memorial cross for Lithuanian freedom fighters in front of the square. We will notice the sculptures of angels by the church slowly descending down the hill towards the river Lėvuo. The monument for the 500th anniversary of Pasvalys is there too, it stands at the meeting point of the rivers Lėvuo and Svalia. We walk down P. Avižonis street to the monument for the notarious countryman ophthalmologist Petras Avižonis and we visit Pasvalys country museum. When proceeding down P. Avižonis street towards Panevėžys street we pass the old Jewish graveyard on our left and we end up wandering into the Sinkholes Park. We stop at the monument for the fellow poet Bernardas Brazdžionis, we walk past the pillars dedicated to different saints who are here to protect the park and its visitors from various accidents. We head back to Panevėžys street and stop by the group of sculptures known by the name of „Birds' Market" Another group of sculptures in Vyšnių street summons passers-by to take a sit among them. We turn to the left to look at the monument of Petras Vileišis, a notorious personality in the history of Lithuanian Renewal (Atgimimas). The monument stands in front of the gymnasium which also bears the name of Petras Vileišis. We go down Biržai street and cross the Pedestrian bridge with a nice view to Lėvuo middle school and its surrounding sculptures. There's another outdoors exposition of the size of 16 acres near the school, at the junction of Lėvens and Kalno streets, it's a collection of 66 hollowed stones 300 various millstones. When going down Kalno street back to the town center we will pass by the Greenish Spring - Žalsvasis šaltinis - the biggest such in the district of Pasvalys. We stop at the end of Kalno street to take a look at the monument for Pasvalys book smugglers (knygnešiai). We turn to left to Vaškai street to see the house where the book smuggler Kazys Gumbelevičius once lived. Our walk ends at the old narrow-gouge railway station with the stop at the monument „In Memory Of Deportees". It pictures trains going through the tunnel away from the darkness of the past to the light of the future. The path leading to the monument is here to remind about the sorrowful and miserable journey of the deportees and Lithuanians' way to Freedom.