Taurapilis mound

Families with children

Peaceful rest

Suitable for traveling by bicycle

Taurapilis mound

 Taurapilis mound stands on the southern shore of the lake Tauragnas. A village with the same name is located right next to it. The mound is surrounded by water from three sides, and there were special defense mechanisms on the fourth side. The elderly say that there once grew a big oak tree on the top of this mound. An old pagan priest lived in the oak's hollow. Later, Christians built a church here, but after some time it vanished. Legend says, that once a brave man heard the sound of an organ, so he carefully looked down the hole on the top of the mound and saw the vanished church and abandoned altars inside. Every St. John (Midsummer)’s Day, exactly at midnight, the church appears on the mound, but unfortunately only for one second. The ones who are sharp-sighted can see the church and even hear the music from the organs.