Kėdainiai Old Town

Right in the geographical center of Europe, lies a town, called Kėdainiai. At first glance, even to Lithuanians this town is an urban place, where people do make a lot of chemical stuff, do a lot of gardening (it is called the capital of cucumbers), but it is kind of unique with it's history and old-town. There is a thinking that the name of the town comes from one of the traders of the old times, Mr. Keidangen, who bought a small fishing port. Yes, the town lies on both sides of river Nevėžis, and the it has the 4th old town in Lithuania (only the major towns did rescue it during the wars).

Right in the geographical center of Europe, lies a town, called Kėdainiai. At first glance, even to Lithuanians this town is an urban place, where people do make a lot of chemical stuff, do a lot of gardening (it is called the capital of cucumbers), but it is kind of unique with it’s history and old-town. There is a thinking that the name of the town comes from one of the traders of the old times, Mr. Keidangen, who bought a small fishing port. Yes, the town lies on both sides of river Nevėžis, and the it has the 4th old town in Lithuania (only the major towns did rescue it during the wars).

The old town square, the Scotland-buildings, that where built by some newcomers from Scotland before hundreds of years. There are a lot of churches, from wooden ones to Huge with undergrounds and cemeteries there… The bunch of different religion sacred-houses proves this to be one of the most liberal places in the old times – it has got a Jewish synagogue, minaret, evangelical and catholic and so on… What is more, Kėdainiai is famous for some museums, parks, a historical gymnasium and a lot of other things. You could never ever thought about some small place being such an interesting mixture of everything, right?

written by jogintas on 2008-07-30 in #world #locations #history #kedainiai #architecture #religion

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