Current day Jono Basanavičiaus Street once had been called “Pohulianka”. This street led to the main roads to Trakai and Kaunas. The earliest brick-buildings are mentioned in 16th-century sources. However, till the 19th, this area was mostly covered by gardens. Near the current Pylimo and J. Basanavičiaus St. intersection, the Hilzen palace stood till the end of the 18th century.

There are two versions, which explains the origins of this street name. According to one, this area gained its name from the inn, which stood here. Another version comes from later times, at the end of the 19th century, when first multi-stories high buildings had been constructed, the origins of this Street name was associated with the Russian word “погулять“, which means an invitation for a walk.

Address: J. Basanavičiaus St.