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Founded as a fortress in 1030 at the confluence of two rivers, Kaunas, in the heart of Lithuania, is a city full of history, culture, and natural beauty. Start your trip by walking through its main artery, Laisvės Alėja, while you admire its beautiful architecture, and make sure you get familiar with the delicious Lithuanian dishes and the ancient bath traditions in a city that was once the admired place of Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz.

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Town Hall (Rotušės Aikštė)
Rotušės a. 15, Kaunas

The Town Hall, often called the White Swan, is a true spectacularity with its impressive 53-metre tall tower. It was built in 1542, after the former building had been destroyed by the fire. Located at the centre of what once was a marketplace, today it is a popular wedding scene, and houses a pottery museum, as well as the Kaunas City Museum, representing the rich cultural and political history of Kaunas. Don't forget to hunt for the sculpture bugs, unveiled here in homage to "European Walt Disney" Władysław Starewicz!

Pažaislis Monastery
T. Masiulio 31, Kaunas

This ensemble is regarded as the most beautiful Baroque-style landmark in the Baltic states, nestled in foresty Kaunas Reservoir. The church and abbey were built for Camaldolese monks in the 17th century, under the supervision of Italian masters from Florence. Its on-site museum offers educational classes and a small cinema. The monastery is home to about 140 frescoes of varying sizes, including the famous painting of the Mother of Fair Love, which was presented to Kristupas Zigmantas Pacas, founder of the Pažaislis Church, by Pope Alexander VII in 1661.

Vilniaus g. 34, Kaunas

Avilys is a traditional restaurant with an on-site brewery, with specialties from smoked pork to tiger shrimps, to be washed off with the popular honey beer.

Bernelių Užeiga
M. Valančiaus g. 9, Kaunas

An old traditional Lithuanian restaurant located in the Old Town, highly frequented by locals and tourists alike. Make sure you try the dumplings and the bread bowl soup!

Islandijos pl. 32, Kaunas

With over 130 stores and restaurants, and ample entertainment opportunities such as the multiplex cinema, bowling, wellness centre and the impressive aquarium, Mega is the place to hang out for the whole family.

Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. 49, Kaunas

Akropolis is the largest chain of shopping malls in the Baltics by area, and its branch in Kaunas will spoil you with 81 square metres of shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities!

Passport / Visa

Lithuania can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, as well as Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE, and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, please contact your embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries may travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

Best Time to Visit

Due to its continental climate, winters can get very chilly here, with temperatures dropping a few degrees below 0°C. Summers are usually mild and moderate with occasional rainfall only, making Kaunas a pleasant city tour destination from June to September.

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