Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), Vilnius
Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika) represents the center of Catholic faith in Lithuania and serves as one of Vilnius' most notable buildings, particularly since it is also the resting place of the country's patron saint, St. Casimir. Built in 1783, the cathedral underwent a period of renewal after Lithuania's independence and nowadays has been restored to its former glory. Its entrance, complete with massive columns, statues, and a tower, dominates the surrounding square. Explore the cavernous interior of the church, decorated with carved-stonework ceilings, moldings, and murals. View the metal tomb of St. Casimir, one of the centerpieces of the structure. Don't miss the chance to visit the underground chapels, dedicated to different figures and a site of worship dating back further than the building itself. Here you have the opportunity to see the oldest surviving fresco in Lithuania. Make Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika) part of your personalized Vilnius itinerary using our Vilnius trip website .
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Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika) Reviews
Построенный в 1801г. Кафедральный Собор Св.Станислава и Владислава окутывает особенная местная атмосфера - до крещения Литвы на этом месте находилось святилище Бога балтийских племён Перкунаса. Вильню... more »Built in 1801 The Cathedral of St. Stanislaus and Vladislav envelops a special local atmosphere-before the baptism of Lithuania in this place was the sanctuary of the god of the Baltic tribes of Perkunassus. Vilnius Cathedral, which due to frequent fires, wars and unstable soil had to rebuild repeatedly, is now revealed in its gothic, Renessanskoj and baroque beauty. Inside is a unique chapel of St. Kazimir XVII. In the Baroque style, miraculous icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the end of The XVI Century. -Beginning of XVII. and dungeons in which the eternal peace of the Vilnius bishops, rulers and nobles of Lithuania, as well as the oldest in Lithuania frescoes depicting the scene of the crucifixion. This cathedral is located on the Katedros Aikste, 2.
Catedral bem interessante, por fora a arquitetura chama bastante atenção e por dentro é simples, mas bela. more »Very interesting cathedral, outside the architecture draws a lot of attention and inside is simple but beautiful.
Old big church with many chapels. But not so comfortable place (if it can be said like that about churches). Active community there.
Cathedral is very big. Less decorated as other cathedrals that I have seen. Is it maybe the most northern cathedral on Europe? It is definitelly worth to see.
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