The sculptural composition Sagittarius, created by Vytautas Narutis, was built in 2007 at the junction of M. K. Čiurlionis, Žalioji, Liepų and Mizarų Streets. A bronze Sagittarius that is three metres in height was built on a column, whose height is five metres. It was designed to commemorate the works of Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis.
The Church of the Mother of God’s icon named ‘The Joy of All Mourners’ was built in 1865, and it is one of the oldest wooden architecture objects in Druskininkai to have been preserved to this day. The shape of the church clearly resembles some of the features of a Russian Orthodox church. There also are details which are typical of the Romantic and Historical periods, as well as unique and exceptional architectural forms.
The Gateway to Hospitality sculpture, created by the famous sculptor Tadas Gutauskas, was built in 2013 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Sąjūdis (The Movement). A Lithuanian horseshoe symbolising happiness, success and the protection of a home against evil was chosen as the motif of the sculpture. The horseshoe encompasses the signs of happiness and success of Lithuania’s 16 neighbouring nations. Each side of the sculpture depicts the symbols of success of the eight countries from which Druskininkai receives the most tourists.
Čiurlionis created seven painted sonatas. In one compositional sonata and series based on rhythm dynamics (Allegro, Andante, Scherzo, Finale), Čiurlionis combined realistic motifs from reality with different spatial planes and moments of time, as well as contrasting symbolic images.
The composition of Čiurlionis’ Sonata of the Spring Andante is painted using a greenish-blue colour with brown and pink shades. In the centre of the painting is a windmill on a large mountain of cloud that dominates the composition, whose wings diagonally divide the whole area of the painting into four parts. The ends of the wings from even larger windmill protrude from the top right, indicating the presence of even larger structures.
Druskininkai Town Museum is located in the impressive Neo- Classical villa of Linksma that was built in the beginning of the 20th century. This villa was once a summer residence of the Kiersnovski family, aristocrats of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. It is now a symbol of the Druskininkai Resort, and concerts, exhibitions, other cultural events and marriages take place both in the museum and on its terrace.
Čiurlionis’ painting Friendship was painted and given to Bronislava Volmanienė as a sign of friendship. The main focus of this allegorical painting is a ball of light. The creature holding it resembles an Egyptian sculpture, especially the widely-known image of Nefertiti.
In the Sonata of the Sea Allegro, the painting is dominated by movement: splashes of sea spray, flying seagulls, swimming fish, blowing wind, swinging trees, waves in the sea, and the unveiling of rocks and amber. The sea waves, like the dunes on the shore, are all climbing upward, as if reaching for the sun which makes the waves glow and creates life in the dunes.
In the Rex composition, we notice a ball-shaped planet, on which a throne is fixed which is reaching the stars. We also discover a flaming altar, mysterious waters and a gloomy rocky shores, as well as cloudy skies with even larger planets revealing fields, rivers, groves of plants and rising suns.
Karolis Dineika Wellness Park is a relaxing oasis, located in a beautiful pine forest on the coast of the Ratnyčia River. The park continues the old traditions of treatment focused on the air, water and sun, and offers visitors unique procedures to try: walking on special treatment pathways, ionotherapy, sun and tranquillity on the terraces, or a foot massage in an acupressure pool.