Open-Air Museum of Lithuania in Rumšiškės
This is one of the largest ethnographic open-air museums in Europe. It covers an area of 195 hectare and inside there are kept more than 90 000 exhibits. Museum represents the life of Lithuanian people between XVIII and XX centuries, covering all ethnographical regions. Each year the museum holds more than 15 events. The biggest event is Shrovetide Festival (Mardi Gras). http://www.llbm.lt/en/
Padaliai Ferry without a motor. The only in Lithuania
The unique service that helps people moving over Neris river from Čiobiskis to Padaliai. Padaliai Ferry operates for more than 80 years, although is known that people were crossing Neris this way from the XIX century. It may look like there is nothing impressive, but ferry reaches another shore just with a help of the river flow, without any other assistance. The ferry can carry two cars at the time, it runs from May to the beginning of November. +370 610 42112
Kaišiadorys Cathedral. Blessed Teofilius Matulionis
Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Christ was built in 1932 on the initiative of Kaišiadorys inhabitants. The archbishop Teofilius Matulionis (1873-1962) was buried in the Cathedral’s bishop crypt. In December 2016, the Pope Francis acknowledged his martyrdom. On 25 June 2017 Teofilius Matulionis was beatified. The Blessed Teofilius sarcophagus can be visited at the Kaišiadorys Cathedral. http://www.teofilius.lt/?lang=en
Kruonis pumped storage plant
The Kruonis Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Plant (KPSHP) appears to be the only power plant of its type in the Baltic region. At night the KPSHP raises water from the lower Kaunas Reservoir to the upper 303 ha reservoir that is 100 m over the level of Kaunas Reservoir waters. In day time, with normal energy demands, it operates as a traditional hydroelectric plant. You could get permission to visit this place, on the upper pool you will see spectacular panorama. http://www.gamyba.le.lt/en
Žasliai town and traditional craft centre
Žasliai is surrounded by the three lakes. Žasliai Jewish community is one of the first known in Lithuania. Jews considered largest part of Žasliai population until World War II. They developed various business activities, actively participated in culture life. Leopoldas Godovskis, a world’s famous pianist, comes from Žasliai. Žasliai culture and traditional craft centre offers 15 educational programs – bread, kugel (Zasliai porridge) baking, wool felting etc. The most popular is activity of baking a traditional tree cake known as Šakotis. www.zasliaikc.lt
The President Algirdas Brazauskas’ house-museum
It is a first house designed and built by President Algirdas Brazauskas. He grew up in Kaišiadorys, studied, with brother helped their parents. President father Kazimieras and mother Sofija lived here to the last. Pictures, documents, old furniture reminds us calm daily life of Brazauskai family. Tours, culture celebrations and other events take place in this place. http://www.kaisiadoriumuziejus.lt
There are many reasons to visit Darsūniškis, even the Great Duke of Lithuania Vytautas had decided to build castle here. Sadly, time and nature disasters destroyed it and even a mound on which palace stood. The town had burned many times and local citizens decided to build sacred gates. Three gates with chapels dedicated to St. Jurgis, St. Kazimieras and St. Agota (which protects homes of religious people from fire) were built beside the main entrances to Darsūniškis. Here you can also visit a mineral water spring.
Synagogue in Žiežmariai
Žiežmariai was the biggest city in the Kaišiadorys district for a quite a long time. Good geographical location and vast number of passing travelers encouraged entrepreneurial people settlement. Most of them were Jews. Behind the town center square they built a synagogue. It is one of the few wooden synagogues left in Europe. The building is being restored and will open the door for visitors in 2020.
Church of St. Anthony of Padua in Kalviai
Kalviai church (1800-1806) is very likeable among tourists and local people. It is unique in the whole state because of its round architecture. There are only two Rotondo-style churches in Lithuania – in Kalviai and Sudervė. Behind the church, down the hill, there is a nice Kalviai lake. On the shore is located popular entertainment zone with necessary infrastructure, moreover, with volleyball court, basketball board, gazebo.
Kaišiadorys tourism and business information centre
Gedimino str. 48, Kaišiadorys, Lithuania | +370 672 48327
Photos: Giedre Streikauskaite, Saulius Jankauskas, Andrejus Tomenko.