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18th-century wooden church in Palūšė
18th-century wooden church in Palūšė
Palūšė is located in Lithuania
Location of Palūšė
Coordinates: 55°20′N 26°06′E / 55.333°N 26.100°E / 55.333; 26.100Coordinates: 55°20′N 26°06′E / 55.333°N 26.100°E / 55.333; 26.100
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Aukštaitija
County Utena County
Municipality Ignalina municipality
Eldership Ignalina eldership
First mentioned 1651
Population (2011)
 • Total 83
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Palūšė is a tourist village in the Aukštaitija National Park in eastern Lithuania. It is located south-west of Ignalina. The church of Palūšė, built in 1750, is considered to be the oldest surviving wooden church in Lithuania. The church is constructed of wood and was built without using nails, only with saws and axes,[1] It was featured on the one litas banknote. According to the 2011 census, it had 83 residents.[2] In this village was born in Lithuania singer, composer Mikas Petrauskas.[3]

Notable people[edit]

  • Mikas Petrauskas (1873-1937), Lithuanian organist, singer (tenor), conductor, teacher.


  1. ^ Architektūriniai, archeologiniai, istoriniai paminklai. Ignalina municipality.
  2. ^ "Utenos apskrities gyventojų surašymo duomenys". Lithuanian official statistics department. 
  3. ^ "Paminklas Mikui Petrauskui atminti". Palūšė official website. 

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