Top things to do

Top Choice Indian in Kaunas

Moksha

This tiny place with whitewashed brick walls and fresh flowers everywhere lures you in with exotic smells. You can expect such daily specials as lamb kofta curry or crispy duck with persimmon salad, and there are ev…
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…
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…
Museum in Kaunas

Museum of the Ninth Fort

A poignant memorial to the tens of thousands of people, mainly Jews, who were murdered by the Nazis, the excellent Museum of the Ninth Fort, 7km north of Kaunas, comprises an old WWI-era fort and the bunker-like chu…
Museum in Kaunas

Open-Air Museum of Lithuania

The open-air museum consists of re-created 18th- and 19th-century villages representing Lithuania’s main regions (Dzūkija, Aukštaitija, Suvalkija, Žemaitija and Lithuania Minor). Potters, weavers and joiners demonst…
Museum in Kaunas

Sugihara House

Kaunas-based Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara (1900-86) saved 12,000 Jewish lives between 1939 and 1940, issuing transit visas to stranded Polish Jews who faced being forced into Soviet citizenship. When the Soviet…
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…
Taverna in Kaunas

Buon Giorno

The first Buon Giorno is fantastic for breakfast, with excellent coffee and food. Then, in the evening, it morphs into a laid-back bistro, with tasteful tunes and really good Italian food. Try any of the homemade pa…
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…
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…