The most interesting and beautiful tourist sites in Kaunas
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Kaunas is a city with a rich history, impressive nature, many architectural and cultural monuments. Occupying a strategically important position, it has seen a lot of history and has been destroyed several times. Nevertheless, many of its ancient buildings have survived to this day. Architecture here is represented by different styles. Kaunas Castle and Perkūnas House are Gothic, the Town Hall and Pazaislis Monastery are Baroque, the Church of Michael the Archangel is Neo-Byzantine, and the Soviet buildings are Neoclassical.
The city is considered the cultural capital of Lithuania. There are 4 theatres, about 40 museums and galleries. Festivals, musical, theatre and sporting events are regularly held. Kaunas is also the home of the basketball club “Zalgiris”, one of the strongest in Europe.
Lithuanian military history from the earliest times is presented in the expositions of this museum. It was founded in 1919. Its collections contain about 200,000 exhibits. Samples of military equipment, cold and firearms, ammunition and all kinds of military paraphernalia, archaeological finds, paintings, books and documents testify to the past military actions. The museum’s memorial exposition in the black marble hall is dedicated to all those who died for Lithuania’s independence.