Lake Galvė

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Lake Galvė
Lake Galvė - view from camping.JPG
Lake Galvė - view from Totoriškės village
LocationTrakai, Lithuania
Coordinates54°39′36″N 24°55′48″E / 54.66000°N 24.93000°E / 54.66000; 24.93000Coordinates: 54°39′36″N 24°55′48″E / 54.66000°N 24.93000°E / 54.66000; 24.93000
Basin countriesLithuania
Surface area3.61 km2 (1.39 sq mi)
Max. depth46.7 m (153 ft)
Islands21 (Trakai Island Castle)
Frozen Lake Galvė

Lake Galvė is a lake in Trakai Lithuania. It has 21 islands, and one of them houses Trakai Island Castle. Trakai Peninsula Castle is located on its southern shore. There are ruins of the little Orthodox church in Bažnytėlė Island. Trakai was the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania from 1321-1323 before moving to Vilnius. The lake and most of the other lakes surrounding the castle and city have myths and legends connected to them, of which most contain a tragic love story.[citation needed]