Jonava Tourist Places to Visit in Jonava, Lithuania, Europe

Jonava Tourist Places to Visit in Jonava, Lithuania, Europe

Jonava is a city belonging to the county of Kaunas in central Lithuania, covering an area of 13.6682 sq. km. It is the 9th largest city of the country in terms of population, situated about 30 km northeast of the county capital, Kaunas and 100 km northwest of the national capital, Vilnius.

Along with tourist attractions and sport activities, Jonava is famous for its educational institutions. Jonava is popularly called the “capital of midsummer holiday”. Another interesting fact about Jonava is, the biggest fertilizer factory in the Baltic States, “Achema” is located in the vicinity of the Jonava city.


Geography of Jonava:

Jonava is geographically positioned between 55°4′20″ N latitude and 24°16′50″ E longitude, holding 13 city regions including Juodmena, Senamiestis and Lietava.


History of Jonava:

In the 18th century, Jonava was founded as a city officially. Before the Second World War, Jonava had more Jewish population and in the attack of Nazi Germany on Jonava during the World War II, 552 Jews were killed.


Connectivity to Jonava:

Kaunas International Airport serves Kaunas County including Jonava with scheduled flight services from and to Edinburgh, Hahn, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, London, Stockholm and Tampere, served by Ryanair and Riga, catered by air Baltic.

Kaunas Airport also operates seasonal flights to the cities like Malta, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Trapani, Alicante and Cagliari, served by Ryanair.

There are regular buses plying between Jonava, Vilnius, Alytus and Kaunas.

Buses are useful for local travel, costing 1.20 Lt per way and taxis costs 4-5 Lt for to get around.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Jonava:

Jonava is the hometown of many renowned Lithuanians architects, painter and sportsmen including Laurynas Gucevičius, Linas Balčiūnas and David Kahan.

Jonava houses many upgraded shopping centers and restaurants, and tourists can also visit neighboring Kaunas city for more facilitated shops and restaurants.


Places to see in Jonava:

Library of Jonava:

The Library of Jonava is a public library with collection of several interesting books related to the culture and history of the region.  Once its collections were destroyed during the Second World War and later was reopened in 1946.


Central Stadium of Jonava:

Being a largest stadium in Jonava, the Central stadium of Jonava is a multiuse stadium and it has a seating capacity of 1,008 people. Other than sport activities, it is also used for regional cultural events and there is an outdoor pond, used for water sports.


House of Municipality Government:

The House of Municipality Government is located in the city centre of Jonava in the pleasant environment. Tourists can also spot a monument of Lithuanian jurist, Abraomas Kulvietis in front of the municipality building.


Other places of interest in and around Jonava include:

  • Sąjudis square
  • Janina Miščiukaitė School of Art
  • National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum
  • Ninth Fort
  • Old Town Kaunas
  • Mykolas Zilinskas Art Museum
  • Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum
  • Stumbras Museum
  • Pazaislis Monastery
  • Gertrude’s Church
  • Christ’s Resurrection Church
  • Kaunas Seventh fort
  • Church of St. Michael the Archangel
  • Blessed Virgin Mary Church
  • Military Museum of Vytautas the Great

Best time to visit Jonava:

Probably from May to August will be the ideal time travel Jonava.


Accommodation Options in and around Jonava:

There are modernized hotels very few compared to other Lithuanians cities and it is advised for tourists to reach nearby Kaunas city for better hospitality services. Here are the some fine hotels in Jonava and Kaunas:

  • Hotel Ausrine
  • Ibis Kaunas Centre
  • Kaunas City Hotel
  • Daugirdas Hotel
  • Park Inn by Radisson Kaunas
  • Kaunas Hotel
  • Amberton Cozy
  • BEST WESTERN Santakos Hotel
  • Perkuno Namai
  • Hotel Simboly
  • Europa Royale Kaunas
  • Hotel Metropolis
  • Daniela Hotel
  • Apple Economy Hotel
  • Home Hotel
  • Hotel Restaurant Smilga

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