Sts Peter & Paul Cathedral


With its single tower, this church owes much to baroque reconstruction, especially inside, but the original 15th-century Gothic shape of its windows remains. The largest Gothic building in Lithuania, it was probably founded by Vytautas around 1410 and now has nine altars. The tomb of Maironis stands outside the south wall.

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Nearby Kaunas attractions

1. Maironis's Tomb

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The mausoleum of Kaunas Cathedral holds the remains of Maironis, Lithuania's beloved patriot/priest/poet.

3. Kaunas Photography Gallery

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There's always an interesting temporary exhibition on at this gallery, such as Integration, an interesting juxtaposition between obscure, dimly lit…

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. Ceramics Museum

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

6. 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…

7. St Francis Xavier Church & Monastery

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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…

8. Holy Trinity Church

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