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What are the Urban Gems of Kaunas?

Lithuania Travel, the country’s national tourism agency, invites you to explore Vilnius, Kaunas, and Klaipeda through a real “like-a-local” experience. Perfect for a long-needed getaway, the bucket list in our country’s biggest cities includes Paupys and Paupio turgus, Yard Gallery, Melnragė pier, and other spots adored by the country’s inhabitants. Find the recommendations for Vilnius and Klaipėda in this link, and here are the kaunastic favourites…

Kaunas – an urban open-air museum

The second-biggest city of Lithuania has plenty to offer as a city-break destination. The recently redeveloped Vienybės aikštė – Unity Square serves as a skate park for local skateboarders and families and is filled with lunch spots for the local students and workers. Marked by its extravagant architecture, it has been awarded a prestigious iF Design award. Lastly, the square is decorated with 40 fountains—a spectacle that the youngest country’s visitors particularly enjoy.

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Photos by Andrius Aleksandravičius

Knygų Ministerija – The Book Ministry – is a bookshop cafe adored for its unique book selection and the seven types of Arabica coffee – a selection that is sure to appeal to each taste. The bookshop’s terrace is located right on the main pedestrian boulevard in the city – Laisvės Alėja.


Photos by Knygų Ministerija

Just a short walk away, Kiemo Galerija – Yard Gallery – is a tiny, self-managed open-air gallery that has been built in cooperation with the residing neighbours and perfectly captures the unique charm of the city.

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Photos by Andrius Aleksandravičius

Balancing various natural and urban attractions, Vilnius, Kaunas, and Klaipeda enable a different lifestyle experience. Feel the true, authentic soul of these cities and immerse yourself into the natural urban environment by living this real local experience – because “Real is beautiful.” Find more “like-a-local” spots to visit for the next urban getaway here.

More information available at www.Lithuania.travel and Facebook page Lithuania. Real is beautiful.

Based on a press release by Lithuania Travel


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