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…
Synagogue in Kaunas

Choral Synagogue

Inside this functioning synagogue, one of the few remnants of Kaunas' once-strong Jewish community, is a remarkable dark-wood and gold bimah; outside there's a memorial to 1600 children killed at the Ninth Fort. The…
Church in Kaunas

Christ's Resurrection Basilica

Looking a little like a Soviet-era power station, this truly monumental cathedral took 70 years to build. A Nazi paper warehouse, then a radio factory under the Soviets, it was finally consecrated in 2004.
Museum in Kaunas

Vytautas the Great War Museum

Maintained by the Lithuanian Army, this museum keeps exhibitions on the history of weapons, Lithuanian military history, the period of the Grand Duchy and more. Of particular interest is the wreckage of the Lituanic…
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 Kaunas

Museum of Devils

Diabolical is the best word to describe the collection of 3000-odd devil statuettes in this museum, collected over the years by landscape artist Antanas Žmuidzinavičius (1876–1966). While the commentary aims for a p…
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…
Palace in Kaunas

Presidential Palace of Lithuania

This handsome 19th-century building was the seat of government for the Republic of Lithuania between the wars. Restored to its original grandeur, it now houses an exhibition on independent Lithuania including histor…
Church in Kaunas

St Francis Xavier Church & Monastery

The southern side of Rotušės aikštė is dominated by the twin-towered St Francis Xavier Church, college and Jesuit monastery complex, built between 1666 and 1720. Take a peek inside and then climb the tower for the b…
Church in Kaunas

St Gertrude's Church

This late-15th-century Gothic gem is tucked in a courtyard off Laisvės alėja. Its red-brick crypt overflows with burning candles, prompting a separate candle shrine to be set up opposite the crypt entrance.