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Places of interest in Kaunas city

Architectural objects and monuments
• Kaunas Castle, 15C, the oldest brick castle in Lithuania
• Perkūnas house, Gothic style, end of 15C
• Kaunas Town Hall, 1542, architect B. Choinauskas
• Historical Presidency of the Republic of Lithuania in Kaunas, built in 1846
• Aleksotas St Casimir’s Church (Baroque style, built in 1921)
• Aukštoji Panemunė The Holy Virgin Mary’s Church (Neo-Renaissance, built in 1763)
• Church of the Body of God and Dominican monastery (Baroque, 1700)
• Kaunas Christ’s Resurrection Church (Modern style, 1940)
• Kaunas theological college (Renaissance, 17C)
• Pažaislis Church of the Holy Virgin Mary’s Visit to Elizabeth and ensemble of Camaldolese Monastery buildings (Baroque, 17-18C)
• Petrašiūnai St Vincent Paul’s Church (1937)
• Sts Apostles Peter and Paul’s Cathedral (the only Gothic Basilica style church in Lithuania, 15C)
• St Gertrude’s Church (Gothic, 15-16 C)
• St Cross (Carmelite) Church (Baroque, 17-18 C)
• St Michael’s Church and Benedictine Monastery (Gothic, 15C)
• St Michael Archangel’s Kaunas garrison catholic church (Cathedral)
• St Francis Xaver’s Church and Jesuit Monastery (Baroque, 17C)
• Holy Trinity Church (Renaissance, 1624-1634)
• Vytautas’ Church (Holy Virgin Mary’s Assumption Church) (Gothic, 15C)

Urban objects and monuments
• Vilnius street – the most beautiful street in the old town, strictly for pedestrians. Majority of buildings date back to 16C, some of them were reconstructed. The street connects the old and new town.
• 1,7 km long street was formed in the 19C. Laisvės alėja (Liberty Boulevard) connecting the old and new parts of the town is intended solely for pedestrians. The beginning and end of the Liberty Boulevard show the precise directions of the east and the west.
• Vytautas The Great Bridge, 1948, architect L. Kazarinskis.

Art objects and monuments
• Vytautas the Great Monument, sculptor V. Grybas
• Liberty Monument. Sculptor Juozas Zikaras It is a symbol of Lithuanian sovereignty. The monument was built in 1928, rebuilt in 1989
• Museum Velniukai (Small Devils) of Antanas Žmuidzinavičius’ works of art and collections.
• Kaunas Art Gallery
• Vytautas the Great War Museum

Historical objects and monuments
• 9th Fort Museum
• J. Tumas – Vaižgantas’ Memorial Museum
• Juozas Gruodis’ Memorial Museum
• Juozas Zikaras’ Memorial Museum

Natural objects and monuments
• Oak tree of the Taikos (Peace) Hill
• Dubrava twins
• Dubrava reserve isolated terrain feature
• Pakalniškės ecological path
• Žigla shore larches
• Žiegždriai rock exposure
• Žiegždriai geological path
• Tadas Ivanauskas’ zoological museum
• Kaunas Zoo
• Precious stones (gemmological) museum
• Kaunas Lagoon regional park

Places of interest in Kaunas district

Archaeological objects and monuments
Vikūnai; Butvilionys; Piepaliai (Babtynas); Ringovė; Jaučakiai (site of Paštuva-Vilkija Castle and fights against the Teutonic Knights in 14C); Lepšiškės; Raguva Hill (Jadagonys); Castle (Karmėlava); Altoniškės; Bernatonys; Pypliai; Virbališkės; Pakalniškės (near Vaišvydava); Samylos; Vainatrakis

Architectural objects and monuments
• Čekiškė Church (built in about 1625, reconstructed in 1799- 1821, a monument of art)
• Panevėžiukas Church (built in 1747, reconstructed in 1st quarter of C19, a monument of art), old and poor people’s home (built in the 1st half of C19) and churchyard fence (built in 1872, reconstructed in 1904)
• Žemaitkiemis (Babtynas) manor house (built in C18, reconstructed after 1830)
• Lapės Church (built in 1639, reconstructed in the end of the 19C, a monument of art)
• Karmėlava Church churchyard gate (built in 19C)
• Zapyškis cemetery chapel (built in the mid-19C)
• Zapyškis Old Church (built before 1578)
• Raudondvaris manor and park (1st half of 17C – middle of 19C, formation of the park was started in the mid-17C, expanded and reconstructed in the 1st half of 19C)
• Digriai Chapel (built in the 1st quarter of 19C, a monument of art)
• Margininkai Church (built before 1872, a monument of art), belfry (built in 19C)

Urban objects and monuments
• Old part of Čekiškė town formed before the end of the 1st quarter of C19
• Old part of Vilkija town formed before early C20
Historical objects and monuments
• A House resided by folklorist, ethnographer, lexicologist A. Juška in 1862-1864 (Kauno mažoji g. 2, Vilkija)
• House, in which writer V. Mykolaitis - Putinas resided in 1961- 1967 and died on 7 June 1967 (Mokyklos g. 34, Kačerginė)
• House in Ringaudai, in which the natural scientist T. Ivanauskas lived on and off in the period of 1920 - 1970 Famous people’s homes:
• Site of the countryside house of composer, organist J. Naujalis (born in 1869) in Raudondvaris
• Place of birth of poet J. Aistis (real surname Kossu-Aleksandravičius,born in 1904) in Kampiškiai
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