Kaunas Castle


A reconstructed tower, sections of wall and part of a moat are all that remain of 14th-century Kaunas Castle, an important bastion against Teutonic attacks around which the town originally grew. There's an exibition on the history of the castle, a reconstructed dungeon, plus the opportunity to try your hand at old Lithuanian games and archery.

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1. St George's Church

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This 15th-century church and monastery has been ruined and rebuilt several times over the centuries, and served both Napoleon and the Soviets as a…

2. Holy Trinity Church


The western side of Rotušės aikštė is filled by the late-Renaissance (1624–34), terracotta-roofed Holy Trinity Church.

3. Ceramics Museum

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Features Lithuanian ceramics and porcelain from the 20th century and earlier periods, and often houses temporary exhibitions.

4. Town Hall

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Old Town's tallest tower (53m) rises from Kaunas' Town Hall, an elegant white layer-cake of a building. Built in the mid-16th century, the hall has served…

5. Maironis Lithuanian Literary Museum

0.16 MILES

Even travellers unenthused by turn-of-the-20th-century literature will be enchanted by this museum dedicated to Lithuanian luminary Maironis (aka Jonas…

6. Statue of Maironis

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Maironis was the pen name of Kaunas priest and poet Jonas Mačiulis (1862–1932) whose writings helped to awaken the country’s nationalist longings in the…

8. Sts Peter & Paul Cathedral

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With its single tower, this church owes much to baroque reconstruction, especially inside, but the original 15th-century Gothic shape of its windows…