19 Reasons to Visit Kaunas, Lithuania

19 Reasons to Visit Kaunas, Lithuania, Kaunas, Lithuania (B)

Kaunas, Lithuania’s second largest city, holds many surprises even for experienced travellers. If you’re looking for a new destination to discover in Europe, put Kaunas on your list. Kaunas has unique museums, fascinating architecture, excellent street art and a bright future as the 2022 European Capital of Culture.

After visiting Estonia and Latvia a couple of years ago, I had one more Baltic country left to see. Lithuania looked gorgeous in all the tourism brochures and I decided to spend the better part of a month in the country. Kaunas was my first stop and Vilnius, the capital, was the second (read about Vilnius here).

My first impression was that the city was pretty and quiet. Even the main street in the Old Town on a Friday evening, where the cafes and restaurants were full of people, just felt lively, but not crowded. That was very refreshing. There’s an authentic feeling in Kaunas that I liked a lot. It seems that in a couple of years tourists will be flocking to Kaunas. As one of the 2022 European Capitals of Culture, the city is going to grow in popularity very soon. It’s nice to discover a city while it’s still an “off the beaten path” destination, and just before it becomes touristy. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 19 Reasons to Visit Kaunas, Lithuania
Guide Location: Lithuania » Kaunas
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Tal Hayoun
Read it on Author's Website: https://brightnomad.net/visit-kaunas-lithuania-city-guide/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Kaunas City Museum
  • Kaunas Castle
  • Vilniaus Gatve
  • V. Putvinskio street
  • Resurrection Church
  • The Wise Old Man
  • The Yard Gallery
  • The Pink Elephant
  • Tourist Information Centre
  • Devil’s Museum in Kaunas
  • Folk Music Museum
  • Žaliakalnis Funicular
  • Aleksotas Funicular
  • Sugihara House
  • Santaka Park
  • Kaunas Photography Gallery
  • M. Valančiaus Street
  • M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art
  • Pazaislis Monastery
  • along the rivers in Kaunas
  • Freedom Avenue
  • Hotel Kaunas
  • Hotel Metropolis
  • Hof Hotel