Kaunas

Kaunas' best quirky attractions

10 May 2019
Top wacky sights

To be perfectly honest, nobody comes to Kaunas for the food or the weather. Ask anyone exactly why they love the city and they’ll either struggle to give you an answer or tell you that they love it for its quirkiness. What city other than Kaunas can boast a public park deliberately built in the middle of a busy road so that no-one can visit it for example? The English may be famous for their eccentricities, but when it comes to being truly peculiar, the Lithuanians win gold every time. Although you only have to leave your hotel to experience Kaunas’ unusualness, it’s worth highlighting a few of the city’s more unique selling points for the uninitiated.

Wickedly unusual, Kaunas' recommended Devil Museum looks like it hasn’t seen a new coat of paint in decades. Come for the exhibits, but also enjoy the old-world atmosphere.

The most absurd sight in Kaunas? George Maciunas Square has to be a contender.

Featuring all the clutter of a city dump without any of the charm, Kiemo Galerija is a chaotic outdoor art gallery in the city centre. Wacky it most certainly is. But is it art? Some people think it is. We don't. 

When it opened in the 1980s, Valgykla was a restaurant at the cutting edge of Soviet design. Nothing’s changed over the last 30 years except for taste. This wonderful cheap place to eat is a glorious throwback to a lost age.
 

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