Kaunas, the second largest Lithuanian city, keeps the authentic spirit of the country‘s national character alive. The city is located at the confluence of the two largest Lithuanian rivers, surrounded by hills, and at the crossroads of the most important roads in Lithuania. Due to its geographical position, today, Kaunas is Lithuania‘s most important center of communication.
It is home to a variety of festivals and events, from operettas to modern dance, from classical music to jazz. Kaunas was chosen as the European Capital of Culture in 2022. And as a Capital of Culture 2022, Kaunas is changing: from the temporary to the contemporary. The city is famous for its Interwar architecture which was awarded the European Heritage label and is on its way to UNESCO. Kaunas is the only city in the world where so much of the style of the buildings has survived to the present day.Kaunas is colorful city, famous by its street art, with probably the only square in the world that you can‘t get into - George Maciunas square, inspired by FLUXUS movement.Green streets, tree–lined avenues and wide–open squares create surroundings to match everybody’s moods. Kaunas is proud of its great number of museums, theatres, universities, colleges, fine hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars. Guests can try a range of cuisine from many European and Asian countries as well as an abundance of traditional Lithuanian food, drink and hospitality. https://www.visit.kaunas.lt/en/plan/about-kaunas-2/