Christ's Resurrection Basilica


There's an austerity, symmetry and simplicity to this white-washed concrete cathedral, built over a period of 70 years from 1934 onwards, though its Functionalist style divides opinion. A Nazi paper warehouse, then a radio factory under the Soviets, it was finally consecrated in 2004. Take the stairs (€1.20) or the lift (€2.40) to the upstairs terrace for great views of the city.

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Nearby Kaunas attractions

2. Vytautas the Great War Museum

0.29 MILES

Maintained by the Lithuanian Army, this museum keeps exhibitions on the history of weapons, Lithuanian military history, the period of the Grand Duchy and…

3. Museum of Devils


This museum is devoted to the Devil, Lucifer, Satan, the fallen angel, the seducer, the cajoler, with over 3000 statuettes, carvings, masks and other…

4. MK Čiurlionis National Museum of Art


One of Lithuania's oldest and grandest galleries, Kaunas' leading art museum (founded 1921) is the place to acquaint yourself with the dreamlike paintings…

5. Vytautas Magnus University

0.34 MILES

Once known as the University of Lithuania, this is one of the country's leading tertiary institutions. It was first founded in 1922 and refounded in 1989…

7. Kaunas Picture Gallery

0.42 MILES

This branch of the many-tentacled Čiurlionis museum exhibits works by 20th-century Lithuanian artists, including a particularly poignant Lithuania In…

8. Jan Zwartendijk Memorial

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This untitled installation by Giny Vos, unveiled in 2018, is a memorial to the Dutch diplomat Jan Zwartendijk, who saved thousands of Jewish lives during…