Monday, May 16, 2011

Sights in Kaunas (Part 2)

In my previous blog post I described a few most interesting sights in Kaunas. Today I will give you information and pictures of other interesting places in the city.

Laisves Avenue (Avenue of Freedom)
Laisves Avenue is the main pedestrian street in Kaunas. It connects new and old parts of the city. Laives aleja is a nice and lively street with many shops, reastaurants, casinos, nightclubs, museums etc. And the street has more than 500 lindens!
Laisves Avenue

Laisves Avenue

Kaunas funiculars
Kaunas has two functioning funiculars. It is the only city in Lithuania with this type of transport. Not many functioning funiculars are left in the world nowadays.
One funicular connects the old town and Aleksotas district. It takes people up the Aleksotas hill. Taking this funicular is very entertaining and you can see a wonderful panoramic view. Another funicular connects the centre of Kaunas and Zaliakalnis district. Zaliakalnis funicular is one of the oldest in Europe!

Funicular in Kaunas

St. Michael the Archangel Church (Soboras)

St. Michael the Archangel Church is a beautiful Neo-Byzantine building. It was designed by Russian architects so it looks like Russian Orthodox church, but now it is a catholic church. The address is Benediktinu str. 8.

St. Michael the Archangel Church

9th Fort Museum 

9th Fort Museum has a very interesting exposition of Soviet terror and deportation of Lithuanians, German occupation, massacre of Jewish in Lithuania etc. You can also visit 9th Fort dungeon and defense wall. The address is Zemaiciu av. 73.

9th Fort Museum

Pazaislis Monastery and Church 

Pazaislis Monastery and Church is the largest  monastery and church complex in Lithuania. It is one of the most beautiful Baroque buildings in all Eastern European countries. It was built in 17th century under the supervision of Italian architects. The address is M. Gimbutienes str. 3.
Pazaislis Monastery and Church

Kaunas Sea (Kauno marios)
Kaunas Sea (Kauno marios) is a huge man-made water basin. It is a beautiful place where you can relax, swim, fish. You can also visit the Yachting Club.
Kaunas Sea
Sunset at Kaunas Sea


Lynn said...

Kaunas is a rather nice city to wander through although it does look quite different in the summer than when I traveled in winter.

Did you take these pictures yourself? If so, they came out wonderful.

Agne said...

Winter is not the best time to visit Lithuania. Everything is more beautiful in summer and weather is pleasant.

Lina said...

If you are lucky and not afraid of cold, winter can also be pleasant in Kaunas. Although city and people are vivider in spring and especially in summer times.