Oldest building in Kaunas to be restored to its Renaissance glory

What is believed to be one of the oldest stone building in Kaunas will undergo major restoration. After the conservation-restoration works are complete, the building that faces the City Hall will regain some of its sixteenth-century façade.

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The structure is believed to be one of the oldest surviving stone building in Kaunas. Photo LRT

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The building on Muitinės Street. Photo LRT
Tqp iyakuilb on Mlzzjjkė Ttcxks. Dptae Ltr

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Some original 16th century ornaments will be restored to the building's facade. Photo LRT
Enws abtktpiv 1jn6 bxktzhy eycnwjnnp wjli be zroveuoj to rkj iyakuilb's foyccc. Dptae Ltr
Restoration works should be completed by 2020 and cost €6 million. Photo LRT
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