A Changing City
The second-largest Lithuanian city, Kaunas was the country’s temporary capital between the two World Wars. Nowadays, it’s changing quickly, with hyper-modern buildings becoming more and more abundant. But it still retains its historic Old Town, ringed by the remains of medieval city walls. Visitors are usually quickly attracted to Town Hall Square, the heart of the Old Town. A grand Baroque town hall watches over the 15th and 16th-century buildings that line the square, and ancient streets radiate outwards.
Two cultural routes include Kaunas: The Hansa, and the Santiago de Compostela.