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Sightseeing in Kaunas - what to see. Complete travel guide

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.
One of the main children’s attractions of Kaunas is the Lithuanian Zoo - an amazing, beautiful and attractive place. In this zoological garden, dozens of cages are equipped for … Open
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.
Besides the fact Žaliakalnio district is considered a new part of the city, the majority of buildings there were made in the beginning of the 20th century. In 1931 here was opened a funicular. It works up to our days. Make a walk on the central Laisves Street and you will see numerous wonderful fountains and visit the most popular cultural facility of the city – Museum of Deuces. The museum exhibits a large collection of items that are connected with black magic and evil spirits. This facility is quite strange, but it is traditionally popular among European and Russian tourists. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Avilys is known as one of the best known and most popular restaurants in Kaunas. The restaurant is located in the building of an old brewery. Even nowadays the best varieties of beer in the … Open
Fans of art will like the Ciurlionis Museum, devoted to the work of the famous artist and composer. In this museum, which was opened in 1921, an interesting collection of paintings is presented. Here, you can see diaries, manuscripts and belongings of the famous artist. In recent years, the museum's exposition has expanded significantly. Currently, it presents a collection of wooden sculptures of the 19th century, as well as handicrafts and folk art.
Vilniaus Street remains a popular destination for tourists. This is the central street of the historic district, which is entirely at the disposal of pedestrians. There are many outstanding monuments of architecture, including a beautiful cathedral. A significant part of the houses represented on this street was built in the 16th century. Some of them managed to survive to the present day in their original form. The historic street has another interesting feature - the old telephone booths, which were deliberately not removed, so as not to spoil the historical appearance of these places. In many historic buildings, interesting shops and restaurants are open today. Visiting them will make the walk even more interesting.
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Cultural values and traditions are, without a doubt, one of the most important life aspects of citizens of the city. Here we should definitely notice the richness of the local folk culture … Open
In one of the most quiet and picturesque areas of Kaunas there is the beautiful Pazaislis Monastery, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe. It was built in the 17th century and it changed its status many times over the history of its existence. At a certain time in the huge building of the monastery, there was a hospital, an archive and even a tourist base. Religious significance was returned to the historical building only recently. Now in the monastery you can see interesting church relics. Interesting cultural events and concerts of classical music are often conducted here. In the monastery there was also a secret passage, the length of which is about 12 kilometers. Hundreds of years ago, it connected the monastery with the center of Kaunas.
The city has a very interesting Museum of the History of Lithuanian Medicine and Pharmacy, which was opened in the building of an old pharmacy in 1936. The exposition of this museum includes old equipment, which were used for medicines, old books on medicine, vials for medicines and other pharmaceutical accessories. Currently, the collection has about 17,000 exhibits. The museum is housed in a very beautiful building of the 16th century.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Kaunas
♥   Shopping area ' Laisvės alėja' Kaunas, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Kaunas
♥   Castle 'Kaunas Castle' , 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Raudondvaris Castle' , 8.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Siesikai Castle' , 58.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Kaunas
♥   State Park 'Kauno mariu regioninis parkas' , 12 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Nemuno kilpu regioninis parkas' , 36.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Panemuniu regioninis parkas' , 47.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Aukstadvario regioninis parkas' , 53.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Neries regioninis parkas' , 67.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Banknote Office Center

From the series “Top 16 Most Amazing Buildings of the Planet”
The specialists of the office RA Studija have developed the project of the original office center. It was originally intended to build the building on one of Kaunas' central streets. According to the design claim, however, the government of the city thought that its bold exterior shape would violate the harmony of the historic streets. The office center has its own 'longevity secrecy' which helps to maintain the faulty exterior view. This secret is the special lacquer paints with which the drawing was applied to the glass panels. The colors, as well as the building are therefore weatherproof. … Read further

Sightseeing in Lithuania: things to see

Lithuania never ceases to amaze its guests with magnificent nature landmarks. The country is home to approximately 200 parks, 50 nature reserves and as many as 2500 lakes. Simply every park of the country is perfect for rest, where you can relax under the crone of centuries old trees, enjoy the crystal clean water in a lake or walk in a beautiful garden. The historic heritage of the country is no less interesting, and the best way to start your exploration of Lithuania is to visit its capital, Vilnius. … Open
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