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Kaunas Castle, Kaunas

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Located at the edge of old town Kaunas, Kaunas Castle represents a Gothic-style castle thought to have been built during the mid-14th century. The castle served as a strategic military outpost that guarded nearby cities and the roads between important trade routes. By the start of the 21st century, only approximately a third of the original castle remained intact. It was renovated in 2011, but some of the original walls remain. Climb the stairs to the upper levels for expansive views of the surrounding town and scenery. You can walk within the walls for free, or pay to go into the round tower where you'll find an art gallery. See Kaunas Castle and all Kaunas has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kaunas vacation builder.
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  • An interesting re-creation of an ancient fortress town. Excavations carried out and 1/3 is an ancient fortress, the rest is built.
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  • Cool castles in Lithuania but this is not one of them. Just a tower outside of center. We walked here is freezing cold so just a tat sorry we did that.. 
  • More of a tower rather than a castle. Nicely refurbished with some decent historical artefacts inside. Not much time is required here. I was only here for about 20mins. Something to visit whilst in th...  more »
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  • Beauty Castle. almost reminds me of a castle in Krakow .In the summer I was there. Kaunas is a beautiful city. I am happy that there is a city of Kaunas.
  • Interesting castle and expositions. I have never seen another castle that looks anything like this one. It is very beautiful, and it and the grounds are well kept. Great place to spend an hour or two. I really enjoyed the art exhibit inside. Information is written in English and Lithuanian.
  • Real remains of a real medieval castle. Well, at least a part of the defensive wall around main castle yard. Around it a defensive moat is still visible.
  • Very beautiful and tidy enviroment. Nice exposition. A very nice place for a walk or a picnic
  • Very historical with surrounding views. Detailed explanation about the history of the castle. Absolutely loved it!