Kaunas prides itself on its compact and well preserved Old Town, with its main streets traffic free. Beautiful 16th-century buildings adorn Vilnius Street, and many of these surround the Town Hall Square. You are likely to come across several modern art galleries housed in these historic buildings. The city stands where the rivers Nemunas and Neris meet and you can easily lose count of the many green parks in its centre. Santaka Park, being just one of them, is a stunning place to stroll among birch, oak and maple trees. It’s hard to believe you are still in the heart of such an energetic city. Tree-lined Laisves Aleja, also known as Freedom (or Liberty) Avenue, is the main artery of the city, where you’ll find many shops to browse around and cafés and bars from which to people-watch. In the centre of this avenue there is a large fountain, a general meeting place for locals and visitors alike. Kaunas holds Lithuania’s spirit and it’s eager to share its essence with new and old friends. It’s waiting to be rediscovered.