Kaunas

St. Michael the Archangel Church

A distinguishing church of roman-byzantine style standing in the very center of Kaunas city is the St. Michael the Archangel Church which is better known as Kaunas sobor. Although it is now a Roman Catholic church it is closely related with Russian orthodox customs because basically it was built by Russian empire.

Museum for the Blind

Nowadays people are overcrowded with variety of senses: smells, tastes, noise of  traffic, uproar of crowds, radio or TV, colorful advertisements, window dressings, journals, lively internet world… That is so much of everything that sometimes people stop absorbing it. But if one of senses stop working, things get worse. Seeing is the most important sense which gives us 80% information. Blind people can hardly orient in new places, every day they face much discomfort. Only experiencing the same they do would help seeing people understand them.

Ensemble of Pažaislis church and monastery

The ensemble of Pažaislis church and monastery is one of the most impressive architectural examples of late Italian baroque in North East Europe.  For this beautiful masterpiece now we should be thankful for the  Great Chancellor Krzysztof Zygmunt Pac of Grand Duchy of Lithuania who founded it in 1662.

International Kaunas Film Festival

The International Kaunas Film festival is the 4th time already in 2010 October. This year it undoubtedly overgrew its former success and popularity among cinema goers. While implementing its main purpose to present films of international appreciation, the festival attracts more and more viewers. The films shown here reflect the main public problematic of nowadays and represents tendencies of up to date cinema.

Pažaislis Music Festival

The music show that continues longest in Lithuania is the Pažaislis Music Festival in Kaunas which each year lasts for 3 months. It is annually held in Pažaislis monastery which distinguishes in its beautiful buildings erected on the western coast of Kaunas Lagoon. Incidentally, the Pažaislis monastery is reputed as one of the best baroque examples in the North and East Europe of the 17th century.

Kaunas Jazz

There is no doubt that deep jazz tradition flourished in Lithuania in recent years. Each year listeners from United States and Europe come to Lithuania to listen to new jazz sounds Lithuanian jazz festivals have to offer. There is nothing to be surprised about as Lithuanian jazz festivals are highlighted even in such jazz magazines like “Down Beat” or “Jazz Forum”. Of course Lithuanians themselves join these festivals not less, if not even more than foreign fans.

The Ninth Fort

Some terrible historical facts will never be forgotten. Genocide case implemented by Nazi was one of the most brutal criminal actions against humanity. Sadly, it was not a unique and the first such case in history, there are several nations in the world that faced this horror. However, the international Jewish genocide was the largest ever and took approximately 11 million victims. The most significant monument of genocide in Lithuania is the Ninth fort in Kaunas.

Kaunas Zoo

If you come to Lithuania and want to visit a zoo, you have to come to Kaunas where the only one Lithuanian zoo is located. The Kaunas Zoo is really near the city center established in a nice holt where number of centennial oaks grow creating a natural atmosphere. While having a relaxing walk surrounded by greenery in summer or by wild freezing  nature shelter in the cold season visitors can survey quite a big variety of animal species living in the zoo of 15,9 ha.

Kaunas Airport

The Kaunas Airport located in Karmėlava settlement is the second largest international passenger airport in Lithuania which also specializes in cargo servicing. The airport now has the biggest opportunities to prosper in the country because of it favorable geographical location, airport and roads infrastructure. The airport is easily reachable by car ir by bus from  Kaunas, Vilnius, Klaipėda and other cities.

Museum of Rumšiškės

The Museum of Rumšiškės was established by Lthuanian Ministry of Culture . Rumšiškės itself is a town situated about 30 kilometers far from Kaunas. A lot of evidences supporting the fact about this area to be settled in 1508 can be found in written sources. Even some bronze artifacts were discovered in 1953 here. Established in 1966, the Museum of Rumšiškės was finally opened to the public 8 years later in  1974.

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