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Caunas – a large administrative center of Lithuania, located near the place where the River Willie flows into the Kaunas reservoir. There are currently about fifty or fifty thousand people living in Kaunas. The citys name comes from its Baltic roots and means a balmy, harsh place. The exact date of the citys founding is not known, but the earliest mention of Kaunas is from 1361. Since the middle of the fifth century, Káznas was a member of the Hanseatic Union, where it played an important economic role in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In this connection the city quickly developed, a hospital and a school were built there, a drugstore was opened, its influence as a river port and a center of trade with the Western Europe grew. However, due to the wars of the 17th and 18th centuries, Kaunas went into decline, which was exacerbated by the War of 1812, during which Kaunas was destroyed twice. During the period from 1920 to 1940, Kaunas was the temporary capital of the Lithuanian Republic. At that time the city was actively developing and growing, bridges were built across the Neris and Nyamunas (Nemaneman) Rivers, which connected the districts of Kaunas-Alexandruks and Villiampolė with the city center. In 1924 the city opened bus lines, and in 1928 a centralized water supply was installed. In 1960, the Soviet Union built a power plant in Kaunas, which is the largest in Lithuania. Despite the fact that Kaunas is a large industrial center, it has a large number of gardens, parks and green spaces. The house of St. Peter and Paul and the church of St. Michael the Archangel.

The house of Peter and Paul – it is a late-century building, designed in the style of the late Gothic. It received its name in the nineteenth or eighteenth century, thanks to a statue made during the Restoration & ndash; a statuette, reminiscent in some detail of the Japanese idol. It is now home to the Jesuit Gymnasium, but also has exhibition and exhibition halls and hosts various events and concerts.

The Caunusa Hausa, or in other words – the White Swan. It took about ten years to build. The interior and exterior of the structure were designed in a timeless style. During its existence, roughly four hundred and forty years, the structure has been repeatedly transformed, with a touch of classism, baroque and renaissance. There was a time when it was used as a royal residence.

Caunas Castle was built roughly in the middle of the fourteenth century. The site was not chosen by chance. The castle is located at the confluence of two rivers – the Neris and Nemanana. The Teutonic Order has destroyed and even destroyed the castle, but in the fifth century it was not completely restored to its original state, and it has not survived to this day, and it is the fault of nature – the river has caused irreparable damage to the fortress. Only a third of the structures are still accessible today, but despite this, the castle – its great.

The Holy Cross Church – an architectural monument of national importance built in the fifteenth century. The distinctive feature of St. Peters Church & ndash; is the possibility of different Monastic Brotherhoods living in it. In its long history, there have been three: the Marian, the Eastern, and the Brotherhood of Sisters of the World.

Another highlight of Caunesse is the shrine of Vitautas the Great. It was built of stone in the fifth century. In the seventeenth century, the church was demolished, and then, due to the events of history, it was repeatedly restored, demolished, and rebuilt. In spite of this, the church has survived to this day and has been fully restored to its former beauty and grandeur.

The Church of St. Michael the Archangel was built in 1895 and is a Neo-New World Cathedral. In its later years it was home to the Gallery of Art and Cultures, and in 1990 it was taken over by the Roman Catholic Church.

In addition, Kaunas has many museums, theaters and libraries. Among others: M. Gillesins Art Gallery, Museum of Devils, Kaunas Art Gallery, National Museum of Art of M. ×The National National Museum of Art and Culture, the M. Ciurgiulnis Museum, the Military Museum of Victory the Great, and the Kaunas State Academic Drama Theater, The Kownassa State Musical Theater, the Kownassa Puppet Theater, and the Kownassa Chamber Theater of Youth.

The Museum of Devils is particularly interesting because of its uniqueness. It was created in 1966 by Professor A. Ţeomuzevicius, who based his collection on the Museums collection. By 1991, the museums collection consisted of a hundred or so copies of drawings made from a wide variety of materials: wood, ceramics, leather, and more. It is the only museum in the world of its kind.

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  • Air quality: 54 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 300,000 people
  • GDP: $14,707 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 44 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Bite
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: Tips are welcome, but there are no standard rules. Most of the times you may see a tip jar on the counter to throw change in, so you don’t need to tip bartenders or baristas directly. The only exception might be expensive, luxury bars where you are expected to tip the barman directly.
  • Apartment listings: Flat4Rent
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best coffee 24/7: Kaunas Camp Inn
  • Best taxi: Taxify
  • Best coworking space: Talent Garden Kaunas
  • Online electronics shop: Kilobaitas
  • Best hospital: EUROMEDIC LIETUVA
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Ryanair
  • Best intl air carrier: Ryanair
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1200
  • Monthly costs for family: $2400
  • Monthly costs for local: $700
  • Meal: $6
  • Small Cola: $1.8
  • Beer 1 Pint: $2.5
  • Coffee: $1.8

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