Kaunas Castle is predicted to be built in the middle of the 14th century but it is hard to say the exact year as it was built long time ago. The Kaunas Castle is located in the city of Kaunas. It has the Gothic architecture style which makes the castle has its own charm. It is situated on the rise on the banks of the Nemunas River near the Neris river. It was built so to defend against the onslaught of crusaders. Up until now, one third of the castle still exists and can still be visited.
Kaunas Castle's charm
1. Santaka Park
Santaka Park is a par located near to the Kaunas Castle and is called the heart of Kaunas. You can see from the park the altar once used for rituals, Pope Hill, the Statue of Pope John Paul II, St. George the Martyr Church and also the Bernardine Monastery.
2. Kaunas national culture center
Kaunas national culture center is a museum in Kaunas which is located near the Kaunas Castle. It is a museum where you can learn the culture of Kaunas and Lithuania and watch how the culture grows in Kaunas. You can visit this place to add more knowledge of Kaunas' culture and learn much more.
3. Kaunas City Museum
Kaunas City Museum is the oldest museum in Kaunas which represents the history of the city using a mode of pictures, photographs, books, documents, and many more. It is located near the Kaunas Castle area and you can reach it by just walking, so it will be worthwhile your time to come and stop by to see the history of the city.
How to Get Tickets?
You can buy the tickets at the ticket office and it will cost you EUR2.50 for adults and EUR1.20 for children, students, and seniors.
How To Get Around?
You can get around the area by walking on foot easily as the places near the Kaunas Castle can be reached and is still in walking distance.
What Should I Wear?
There is no dress code required to enter Kaunas Castle so you can wear anything comfortable that you like.
Best Time to Visit
Best time to visit is when the Kaunas Castle opens at 10am as people usually come to Kaunas Castle at noon or in the evening.
Will I Need a Guide?
You probably won't need a guide as you can see the information and explanation inside the castle and the museum. You also won't get lost as the directions are written in bilingual languages.
How To Get There?
You can go to Kaunas Castle by car, taxi, or public transportation. If you are going by the public transportation, you can stop at the Kauno pilis bus station.