Gate of Dawn, Vilnius
The sole surviving example of the five gates that once ringed and protected Vilnius, Gate of Dawn represents the site of a Renaissance chapel and one of the main entrances to the historical city center. Originally built during the first two decades of the 16th century, the gates from outside the defensive city walls appear as an imposing and solidly built tower. On the reverse side, however, the gate frames an ornate church straddling the tunnel. Peer through the windows to catch a glimpse of the chapel within. Climb up to the chapel via the door located next to the gate to view an intimate prayer room complete with a gilded icon of the Virgin Mary, meant to bless visitors and travelers alike. Take note that Mary is depicted alone, rather than holding Jesus. To visit Gate of Dawn on your holiday in Vilnius, and find out what else Vilnius has to offer, use our Vilnius vacation builder site .
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Gate of Dawn Reviews
駅から10分程度歩きこの門から旧市街を散策しました。外からの雰囲気は特別な印象の無い場所でしたが、内側から出て行くんです多くの人達が丁寧に礼拝をして行くのを目にしこの場所の価値を感じることができました。夕暮れの後、暗くなっての雰囲気は更に重みを感じました。 more »We walked about 10 minutes from the station and took a walk through the old town. The atmosphere from the outside was a place without a special impression, but I went out from the inside and was able to see many people go to worship politely and feel the value of this place. After dusk, the dark atmosphere felt even more weight.
Belle surprise .Icône magnifique et vénérée à Vilnius,à voir avec respect quand on n.est pas croyant ou qui permet une pause en prière . une pause more »Nice surprise. Beautiful and revered icon in Vilnius, to be seen with respect when one is not a believer or that allows a pause in prayer. a pause
Its really a beautiful gate and beautiful church. The entree is free and you cannot take pictures inside the church. Also, you will find many souvenir shops in this area. So if you are looking for nice place to hangout and maybe do some shopping. Its great !
Love it.I am not religious but this place makes me so emotional.It has some kind of aura to it. You can also access it through St Theresa's Church,which is absolutely stunning. Lithuanian and Polish services through the day. The Gate of Dawn is the only original gate of Vilnius town wall.
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