St. Michael the Archangel ChurchKaunas , Lithuania
Kaunas is a city to the west of Vilnius, between Neris and Nemunas rivers, with a small, but beautiful and authentic old town, fascinating and deep history and a large amount of museums and art galleries. Being a town with a large student population, Kaunas is always robust and full of energy.
St. Michael the Archangel's Church, also known as the Garrison Church, is a Roman-Catholic church in Kaunas, Lithuania, which connects to the Laisves Aleja.
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It was originally built as a Russian Orthodox Church in 1895, with an intention to be used as a military Orthodox church of Kaunas Fortress. During the World War I, the Kaunas Fortress fell and the bells of the church were cut down and transported to Germany.
The church reopened in 1919 as a Roman-Catholic Church and then, during the Soviet Era, was used as an art gallery up until the fall of the Soviet Union, when it continued to function as a church.