Kaunas is one of Lithuania’s most beautiful and one of the oldest cities in the crossroads of Europe and at the heart of the country. Having over 320 thousands of population it lays at the confluence of two main Lithuanian rivers: the Nemunas and the Neris.
Kaunas is rich in its architectural monuments: Kaunas Castle (xiv c.), City Hall (xvi c.), Kaunas Cathedral Basilica (xv c.), House of Thunder God (xv c.), Vytautas Church (xv c.), and Ensemble of Pazaislis Monastery (xvii c.). One can easily reach the centre of Kaunas walking along the pedestrian street, which joins Laisves avenue – the central pedestrian street of the city. Numerous shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars are established along these streets.
There are eight universities or university level academic institutions financed by the state, eight theatres (the State Academic Drama Theatre and the State Musical Theatre are among them), more than 20 museums and art galleries in Kaunas.
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Kaunas Old Town
(photographer A. Aleksandravičius)