Trakai Island Castle, Lithuania
Trakai Island Castle (Lithuanian: TrakÅ³ salos pilis) is an island castle located in Trakai, Lithuania on an island in Lake GalvÄ—. The construction of the stone castle was begun in the 14th century by KÄ™stutis, and around 1409 major works were completed by his son Vytautas the Great, who died in this castle in 1430. Trakai was one of the main centres of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the castle held great strategic importance.
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