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. Plan your visit to Kaunas Castle and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kaunas day trip website .
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  • The first mention of Kaunas Castle dates back to 1361. In the early 15th century, the castle was restored by the Grand Duke of Lithuania Vitaut. In 1410, the Battle of Grunwald took place in the country. The castle has lost its strategic importance. In those days, Prince Vitaut sometimes lived on the castle grounds, and also received guests there. After his death, Kaunas Castle was used as the residence of the head of the city of Kaunas. In the early 16th century, the castle was used as a prison. In the 19th century, the castle was divided into small areas and sold out. The ruins of the castle were particularly damaged in 1870, when it was allowed to use masonry to build a new highway and city streets. In 1924, archaeological research began on the territory of Kaunas Castle. In 1930 and 1932. The area of the castle has been cleared and the wooden buildings of the late period have been demolished. In 1965, the museum opened
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  • Really nice place to spend a day out, so many nice and cosy restaurants, and cafe's, beautiful architecture as well  more »
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  • Was smaller than expected. Didn’t go up the castle for that reason (thought the view wouldn’t be as splendid) + didn’t want to pay for the entrance fee. But the castle from the outside was good enough for the visit.
  • Nice place to see, if you up for a nice walk and see beautiful things this is a place to come. Everything nicely done up.
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