"Charming, peaceful, quiet and old" Top 5 Page for this destination Kaunas by matcrazy1

Kaunas Travel Guide: 970 reviews and 1,714 photos

History

I found Kaunas, the second largest city of Lithuania and its former capital, a very peaceful and quiet city, full of pretty and different in style old architecture which reflected complicated history of the city. Add its very interesting and unique museums.


Charming old town

The Old Town of Kaunas was charming, somewhat secret with unique atmosphere of the old days. In contrast to many European old towns it was not full of crowds, not commercialized (yet?). Walking around don't look for hundreds fast food restaurants, touristy "gift stores" etc. look for pure, authentic, sometimes a little bit neglected, old architecture.

Architecture

One of the most fascinating structures in Kaunas was Russian Orthodox church but there were many more interesting, old buildings including for example tiny mosque... More in my tips. You are welcome :-).

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:History, architecture, museums, peace and quiet, food, beer, prices
  • Cons:Not the best signposted city (for drivers)
  • In a nutshell:Pure and authentic old Europe!
  • Last visit to Kaunas: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated Jan 4, 2007
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  • liliana91's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2012 at 7:20 AM

    Interesting pages and reviews. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2010 at 3:04 PM

    It really has some interesting and elegant style buildings. Like you stated, Europe and its culture is here. Great job of picture taking and comments.

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2009 at 3:02 PM

    Hello Matcrazies! I am fine. Looking forward to the VT meeting. Happy Christmas and New Year !!!

  • Hardryve's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2008 at 7:27 PM

    you have hit the bullseye most beautiful country....glad to know such a place exists; shouts out to "LITHUANIA"..hey 'ayda' some kind of magic in this place for sure!!!!! other webmail you can reach me at; hardryve@gmail.com from the Hardryve: (John)

  • Jun 14, 2007 at 1:05 PM

    There is written how to call special services: Police, Health Care, etc. without coins. ;)

  • budapest8's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2007 at 6:04 PM

    Enjoyed reading your Local Customs tips! A great read. I remember the old CCCP type phones using the 10 and 5 kopek coins. I heard yesterday that a friend of mine in Gothenburg got a visitor from Riga and he only paid 160 SEK inc.taxes rtn trip flight.

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2007 at 9:40 PM

    Wow, you have some excellent tips here and very nice photo's ;-)

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2007 at 1:29 PM

    Good guiding points in your general tips Matt - oh & the bad old days when phoning home was not simple

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2007 at 4:48 AM

    Excellent page, fantastic photo of Kaunas Castle, beautiful artitecture, and great shopping. I really enjoyed your description of Kaunas.

  • ettenaj's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2006 at 2:25 PM

    My Goodness you put my Kaunus page to shame, well done.

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