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- We took a tour with Olga as our guide and it was fantastic. Before the tour I was sceptical of how they could fill 2 hours, but in fact, time flew and we easily filled 2.5 hours. Olga was a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable, friendly, and patient. The fort itself was a bit of a failure in regards to what it was built for, and went on to have a gruesome use. The displays in the museum are very considered and tastefully presented. The tour was well worth the price.
Thanks Olga!Written 3 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Pleasant place to wander around for an hour or so. Varied period architecture all interestingly juxtaposed and quite photogenic. There is some interesting modern architecture too down side roads that is totally unexpected - nice to see what must be a progressive planning regime. Some colourful planting schemes around too.
Main square looks like one big bar however and must get very raucous on a warm weekend night! Shops are a bit thin on the ground but are a bit quirky and with some expensive quality stock. Its about 20 minutes leisurely walk from Laisves al.Written 24 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The museum is located in a former Soviet nuclear bunker and contains an eclectic collection of memorabilia (gas masks, weapons, flags, books) from the Soviet Union and interwar Lithuania. Our guide Monika was fabulous (and her English is outstanding) and talked in detail about life in the USSR and the practices of the KGB. I am very glad that I managed to visit this museum as it was on my checklist of things to do during my day in Kaunas. There is also a souvenir shop containing both generic souvenirs and actual Soviet artefacts the museum no longer needs.
The museum does not have regular opening hours so be sure to email them a few days in advance.Written 7 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Was quite taken with this pedestrianised avenue. Had a lively cosmopolitan feel and its very popular with the locals. Plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants line it along with shops. At one end is impressive church of St Michael the Archangel and there is a dancing fountain colourfully lit at night about half way along the latter section going towards this church.
The end approaching the old town route is a bit quieter no no less lovely to stroll along and you pass through a nicely landscaped main square containing a statue of Vytautas the Great and a substantial commemorative plaque to Romas Kalanta, a Lithuanian student who set fire to himself in the square as a protest to Soviet occupation in 1972.Written 24 September 2023
- The museum is just amazing, it shows the local history of pharmacy and medicine with many photos, tools, equipment, clear informations from the super guide. He has a lot of humour and knowledge and brings anecdotes from the epoque. The visit lasts one hour which will dazzle you.Written 11 August 2023
- An inspiring and engaging museum telling the story of how 2 diplomats in wartime, Nazi occupied Kaunas, were able to facilitate escape for hundreds of Jews otherwise destined for murder or death camps. Israel has declared them Righteous Among the Nations. This story restores faith in humanity.
Difficult to get to this museum without your own car.Written 23 August 2023
- My first time in Žalgiris Arena is AMAZING !!!! That it was my big dream , and I do it . Plius Final G5 another planetI feel good my first time Žalgiris Arena . My one task in more dreams done :) ŽALIA BALTA ŽALIA BALTA HEY HEY !!!!Written 14 June 2023
- Akropolis is located next to pedestrial bridge, very easy to find.
Shipping mall is big and clean. Loads of international fashion shops and huge supermarket.Written 6 October 2022
- Having visited the Trakai Castle, I was expecting the same in Kaunas. What I saw there was just a TOWER that currently houses a museum. They did a good job renovating it and having some other attractions near it such as the Statue of a man on a horse and the Kaunas Signage.
I took some pictures here and enjoyed my visit.Written 29 May 2023
- Discover Ciurlionis: One of the most prominent Lithuanian painters.
His work is to be admired in the National M.K. Ciurlionis Art Museum in Kaunas.Written 1 October 2023
- As I entered this cathedral, the word that I kept saying to myself was “Wow” The building is huge and tall. The decorations, intricate mouldings on the upper areas of the walls, paintings at the ceilings, big musical organs, statues, etc. are all beautiful and deserve the “WOW” word.
Said my prayers and took several pictures here.Written 29 May 2023
- Ive never been to a devil museum before and I doubt I will find another one. Interesting exhibition. Make sure to read the descriptions on the cases which set out details of the individual displays.Written 5 December 2021
- We had a hire car so were able to visit the monastery. I'm not sure how it would work with public transport though but I believe a tram runs here. Its about a 20-25 minute drive out of the centre of Kaunas. Its beautifully located on a promontory jutting out into Kaunas Reservoir (I think that's correct). There are lots of trails to explore around the site.
There is not a vast amount to see, being a working religious site so access is restricted. The Baroque church is impressive along with a few side chapels but you can't walk around the grounds and so can't get too much of an idea of the scale of the place with is quite substantial. However, there is quite a well designed and laid out small museum opened in 2011 to look round too. It wasn't very busy when we went on a Saturday morning. It's closed on a Monday.
It was interesting to learn that it was used as a psychiatric hospital in the Soviet era and only became a religious site again in 1990. Also, that it was used in the filming of Catherine the Great TV mini series starring Helen Mirren in the 2019.
There is a small de-luxe hotel and restaurant attached to the site and is a popular venue.Written 24 September 2023
- Don’t miss this spendid museum which tells the story of the trials and tribulations that have beset Lithuainia over the years. A free audio guide is provided and available in many languages including English.Written 10 December 2022
- Beautiful church set at the top of one of Kaunas’ most impressive boulevards. We were fortunate enough to experience it in the height of winter contrasted against the magnificent snow. The building is under construction, but there is enough to be seen. We didn’t venture too far in as there was a mass on at the time. Worth a look!Written 16 December 2022
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