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Kaunas Castle

Kaunas Castle (Kauno Pilyje) is oldest castle in Lithuania.

Archaeological evidence suggests that it was originally built during the 14th century, in the Gothic style. At the beginning of the 21st century, about one-third of the building is still standing.

Its site is strategic – a rise on the banks of the Nemunas River near its meeting point with the Neris River. It was one of the most important defenses during the fights against the crusaders. Originally, it had four towers, but over the centuries river Neris has washed them away. It is remarkable that Kaunas castle was the only one in Lithuania with a double-walled defence fortification.

Today the round tower houses an art gallery. The site is open to tourism, and hosts occasional festivals. Kaunas tourism information centre is located in Kaunas Castle and operates daily.

Kaunas Castle Map&Location

Address: Kauno Pilyje (Kaunas Castle) Pilies gatvÄ— 17, Kaunas 44279, Lithuania. Get help with directions using the map provided bellow:

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 Kaunas Castle Photos

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The Kaunas Castle © SpirosK
Kaunas Castle courtyard © Jess&Peter
Opera at Kaunas Castle © Lee Fenner
Kaunas Castle © Jess&Peter