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Shopping in Kaunas

Kaunas shopping scene is dominated by three large shopping centers. Each of them has shops of every kind, while the first two also have great entertainment and eating opportunities.

"Akropolis" mall (80 000 m2) is located in downtown. It doubles as an entertainment zone offering ice rink and cinema.

Massive parking of Akropolis mall, covering the street and (according to critics) the Carmelite church. ©Augustinas Žemaitis.

"Mega" mall (102 000 m2) is located on Vilnius-Kaunas-Klaipėda highway and thus is the easiest to access if you are just passing by Kaunas.

"Urmas" (70 000 m2) is a kind of shopping park with most shops accessible directly from outside. Developed from a marketplace, it has a distinctively different feel from the other two Kaunas malls as it is oriented mainly at shopping.

Beyond those, every district has smaller stores available. Big malls have effectively killed Kaunas high street (Laisvės alėja) however, with little shopping available there (after all, Akropolis is just 500 m away).

For grocery shopping as well as some souvenir shopping, supermarkets are a good option, available in every district. Moreover, various events are often held in Kaunas (mainly the downtown) which typically include fairs.

Urmas base shopping street in Kaunas. ©Augustinas Žemaitis.

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