aprox 2 hours
The Samogitian Alka in Šventoji is supervised by the Samogitian Cultural Society. It is a public organization whose goal is to foster Samogitian ethnoculture and traditions. The Samogitian Sanctuary is easy to reach on foot or by bicycle from the center of Šventoji (about 1.5 km across the bridge over the Šventoji River). Alka (Sanctuary) – ancient Baltic shrine and place of sacrifice. Alka was also an ancient observatory. The ancient Baltic priests watched here the Sun, the Moon, Venus, familiar to Balts constellations (Chandelier, Mowers, etc). The solar shadow it was determined by the dates of the calendar holidays dedicated to the various pagan gods.