Senoji Varėna

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Senoji Varėna
Senoji Varėna is located in Lithuania
Senoji Varėna
Senoji Varėna
Location of Senoji Varėna
Coordinates: 54°15′N 24°33′E / 54.250°N 24.550°E / 54.250; 24.550Coordinates: 54°15′N 24°33′E / 54.250°N 24.550°E / 54.250; 24.550
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Dzūkija
County Alytus County COA.png Alytus County
Municipality Varėna district municipality
Eldership Varėna eldership
First mentioned 1413
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,276
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Fragment of park of Lithuanian traditional wooden sculptures in Senoji Varėna
Church in Senoji Varėna

Senoji Varėna is an old village in Varėna district municipality, near Merkys River and Rivulet Varėnė confluence, 4 kilometers north of Varėna, on the road VilniusDruskininkai. The village was mentioned for the first time in Teutonic letters in the year 1413.

It was the hometown of the most famous Lithuanian painter and composer Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis.