It is one of seven Old Towns of Lithuania and is a state-protected urbanistic monument. The Old Town has a number of preserved valuable Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classicist-style buildings, four trading squares of the 15th-17th century and a historical road network. The town's history dates back from 1372, when the name of Kėdainiai was first mentioned in the Livonian Chronicle of Hermann de Wartberge. It grew and developed spontaneously until the 16th century, and was planned according to the Valakai Reform in the 16th century. Kėdainiai Old Town is an open-air museum, telling the rich history of the town and Lithuania. Properties are not cheap here, as they are real and not faked, reaching us today from the bygone centuries. Visiting Kėdainiai Old Town will give a unique historical experience: to walk the winding streets of Old Town is as if to walk through a 17th century town. You will find brand stores, hotels, cosy cafes, bakeries and museums in the Old Town. Sightseeing tours and thematic excursions around Old Town are also offered. Today, the Old Town covers an area of 89.69 ha.