Smaller only than Vilnius is Kaunas, Lithuania; a stunning architectural city ideally situated on the convergence of the massive Nemanus and Neris rivers.
Since it was erected in the 1500's, the treasured Kaunas Town Hall has had many functions including an Orthodox church, residence for the czar, and Russian playhouse.
Having been reconstructed multiple times throughout the centuries, the current structure is immensely different from its original form.
It is rumored that it began as a one story building, followed by the addition of the 8-storied tower used to house prison inmates.
Later on, an additional floor was built in Baroque style decor, along with notable sculptures of Lithuania's Great Dukes.
Presently, the Town Hall stands in the Old City Square, and is used to host weddings, greet visitors and prestigious guests, as well as for official business.