The Best Travel Guide to Kaunas
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Town Hall (Rotušės Aikštė)

The Town Hall, often called the White Swan, is a true spectacularity with its impressive 53-metre tall tower. It was built in 1542, after the former building had been destroyed by the fire. Located at the centre of what once was a marketplace, today it is a popular wedding scene, and houses a pottery museum, as well as the Kaunas City Museum, representing the rich cultural and political history of Kaunas. Don't forget to hunt for the sculpture bugs, unveiled here in homage to "European Walt Disney" Władysław Starewicz!
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Pažaislis Monastery

This ensemble is regarded as the most beautiful Baroque-style landmark in the Baltic states, nestled in foresty Kaunas Reservoir. The church and abbey were built for Camaldolese monks in the 17th century, under the supervision of Italian masters from Florence. Its on-site museum offers educational classes and a small cinema. The monastery is home to about 140 frescoes of varying sizes, including the famous painting of the Mother of Fair Love, which was presented to Kristupas Zigmantas Pacas, founder of the Pažaislis Church, by Pope Alexander VII in 1661.
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Kaunas Castle

Located at the confluence of the Nemunas and Neris rivers, this impressive brick castle was built in the 14th century at the beginning of the Teutonic attacks. Unique for its double walls and the surrounding tunnel, many events and legends of Lithuanian history are attributed to it. Today, the castle is home to various temporary and permanent programs all year round. Join educational trips and exhibitions, mould a stove tile, and try your knowledge with the Castle Quiz. Just opposite the castle, St. George the Martyr Church is also worth a visit, for it is an important landmark of Roman Catholicism.
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