Attractions

Top Choice Monument in Šiauliai

Hill of Crosses

One of Lithuania's most awe-inspiring sights is the legendary Hill of Crosses. The sound of the thousands of crosses – which appear to grow on the hillock – tinkling in the breeze is wonderfully eerie. Planted here …
Top Choice Gallery in Kaunas

MK Čiurlionis National Museum of Art

In this, Kaunas' leading gallery, you'll find extensive collections of the romantic paintings of Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875–1911), one of Lithuania's greatest artists and composers, as well as Lithuania…
Monastery in Kaunas

Pažaislis Monastery

Built by Camaldolese monks in the 17th century, this striking baroque monastery lies 9km east of central Kaunas, on a promontory jutting into the Kauno marios (Kaunas Sea). Given to the Russian Orthodox order by Tsa…
Museum in Kaunas

Museum of the Ninth Fort

A poignant memorial to the tens of thousands of people, mainly Jews, who were murdered by the Nazis, the excellent Museum of the Ninth Fort, 7km north of Kaunas, comprises an old WWI-era fort and the bunker-like chu…
Museum in Kaunas

Open-Air Museum of Lithuania

The open-air museum consists of re-created 18th- and 19th-century villages representing Lithuania’s main regions (Dzūkija, Aukštaitija, Suvalkija, Žemaitija and Lithuania Minor). Potters, weavers and joiners demonst…
Museum in Anykščiai

Horse Museum

Horse lovers – and kids – will want to make the journey 6km north to Lithuania’s only horse museum, in the tiny village of Niūronys. Set out as a traditional farmstead, the museum displays black-and-white photos of …
Museum in Kaunas

Sugihara House

Kaunas-based Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara (1900-86) saved 12,000 Jewish lives between 1939 and 1940, issuing transit visas to stranded Polish Jews who faced being forced into Soviet citizenship. When the Soviet…
Castle in Biržai

Biržai Castle

As permanent as it looks, its huge, white-washed bastions striking skywards from man-made Lake Širvėna, Biržai Castle was largely restored in the 1980s, having been twice destroyed. First built by Duke Kristupas Rad…
Museum in Kaunas

Museum of Deportation & Resistance

The Museum of Deportation & Resistance documents Lithuania's struggles with foreign oppression, between 1940 and 1990. The spirit of resistance was encompassed by the partisan Forest Brothers, who fought against…
Museum in Šiauliai

Frenkelis Villa

To the east of the town centre stands Frenkelis Villa, built in art-nouveau style in 1908 for the then leather baron of Šiauliai. It survived WWII unscathed and was used as a military hospital by the Soviets from 19…