Kaunas

Kaunas

Kaunas is the second largest city in Lithuania and a former temporary capital. Kaunas is located at the confluence of the two largest Lithuanian rivers, the Nemunas and the Neris, and near the Kaunas Reservoir, the largest body of water entirely in Lithuania. Central Kaunas is defined by two pedestrian streets: the 2-km-long Laisves aleja (Liberty Avenue), a central street of the city, lined by linden trees, and its continuation, Vilnius Street, leading to the oldest part of Kaunas. Some of the most prominent features in Kaunas include: the Kaunas Castle, a 14th century fortification; the Vytautas' Church, one of the oldest churches in Lithuania and the oldest in Kaunas; the Kaunas Cathedral Basilica, the largest Gothic building in Lithuania, with a late Baroque interior; the St. George's Church, the Pažaislis abbey, an impressive complex in Baroque style; the massive Neo-Byzantine church of St. Michael the Archangel; the Christ’s Resurrection Church with an unfolding panoramic view of the city; KaunasFortress, a 19-20th century military fortress, which includes a Holocaust site of the Ninth Fort; Napoleon's Hill; House of Perkunas; Town Hall and the square. Kaunas is often called a city of museums, because of the abundance and variety of them. The museums in Kaunas include: Kaunas is often called a city of museums, because of the abundance and variety of them. The museums in Kaunas include: the War Museum of Vytantas the Great, the M.K. Ciurlionis National Art Museum, the Devil`s Museum, Lithuanian Sports Museum, Museum of the History of Lithuanian Medicine and Pharmacy, Historical Presidential Palace, displaying exhibits from the interwar period.

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