St Francis Xavier Church & Monastery


The southern side of Rotušės aikštė is dominated by rosy-pink late-Baroque facade of the St Francis Xavier Church, college and Jesuit monastery complex. Peek inside the twin-towered church, built between 1666 and 1720, and climb up to the viewing platform for a bird's-eye vantage point over Kaunas' Old Town.

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