On our way to Klaipeda, we stopped in Raudondvaris which is a village on the Nevėžis River, 6.2 mi west of Kaunas.
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church was rebuilt on the base of a previous church, which was designed in 1846-1857 by famous Italian architect Laurynas Cezaris Anikinis at the request of count Benediktas Emanuelis Tiškevičius and destroyed during World War I. The church is rich in valuable pieces of sacred art. Unfortunately, the church was locked so we were not able to go inside.
In a yard next to the church is a monument to the composer, choir conductor, and organist Juozas Naujalis. It was built in commemoration of his 125th birthday on April 9th, 1994, near his homestead in Raudondvaris. He is acclaimed as a Lithuanian music patriarch.Read more