One is able to trace the names of streets of Kaunas all the way back to 16th century. The houses were numbered in 1790. Due to our dynamic history, new rulers often tried to erase the past by renaming the street network. The last major changes happened after we regained our independence. A lot of the streets are named after important people – and that can cause a discussion. But let’s leave that aside for a while. Here are six music-themed streets in Kaunas. Put on your headphones and go visit them!
Trimitas means trumpet, and, coincidentally, the street is actually near J. Gruodis street where a conservatoire of the same name is located. As Trimito st. is actually very quiet (residential, mostly) and narrow, it’s better not to blow any trumpets there. Better visit the neighboring art-deco style Fire Department building designed by Edmundas Frykas and Pranas Markūnas in late 1920s (pictured above; picture by M. Jusas borrowed from Kaunas Architecture Guide).
Sopranų / Tenorų / Baritonų / Dainos streets
Woke up this morning, got yourself a gun... Well, in fact, nobody affiliated with mafia resides on the Sopranų (Sopranos) street. The streets named after baritones, tenors and simply a song run alongside the Sopranų. The residential block, including K. Būgos st. and Trakų st. that are wrapped around all of the above, is worth visiting if you want to take some snapshots of art deco architecture. The only brick mosque in Lithuania (and one of the four remaining in general) is located just a few steps away.
This is it! A street dedicated to music itself. It will take you to the VDU Botanical Garden and, if you’re into poetry, do stroll around and check the streets of Sorrow, Beauty, Nature, and Hope, all located nearby. There’s also Muzikos road in Raudondvaris, a neighboring town, just in case you just can’t get enough.