Probably, only Vilnius can be called a competitor of Kaunas as in this city you will find as many historical sights and signature places, as in the capital of the country. The old part of the city hides numerous buildings referred to 20s-30s of XX century, numerous cathedrals and churches, and the main sight of the city - Kauno pilis. The beauty of architectural facilities is well mixed with amazing nature and picturesque landscapes of this region.
Kauno pilis was built in the 14th century. At that time this was a large guardian spot. The castle was ambushed a number of times during the Battle of Grunwald. In 1655 it was completely destroyed by Russian troops. Today only one remaining tower and a part of the castle’s wall remind tourists of this crucially important strategic object. Besides the castle there are several medieval buildings in the city. The most notable of them are Town Hall built in the 16th century, House of Perkunas made of red bricks. Once this place was owned by Artel of Merchants. Among the religious sights of this place we should definitely mention the Church of the Holy Trinity and Witowd Kostel. Both churches were built in the 15th century.
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