The Concept for the Development of Cultural Routes in Lithuania was approved in 2019 by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Economy and Innovation. The document contains current situation analysis of the cultural routes in Lithuania: their value, methods to implement their potential, goals and expected results. It also defines different types of cultural routes, necessary criteria and their administration system in Lithuania.
The cultural routes are one of the main ways to foster the development of cultural tourism. The objective of this measure is to highlight the routes for travelling in the country that help to become acquainted with certain cultural environment (architecture, landscape or intangible cultural heritage), food, cultural events, visual and performing arts and other creative and cultural activities. Lithuania has favourable conditions for cultural tourism and the development of cultural routes due to its unique historical, natural, geographical and cultural features. It is expected that cultural routes in Lithuania will be included into the network of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe.
The first cultural route was opened in 2019. It is dedicated to the famous Lithuanian painter and composer Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis and aims to highlight places where the artist lived and created.
There is no dedicated budget for this measure.