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Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika)

Katedros aikste 1, Vilnius 01143, Lithuania
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Type: Religious Sites, Monuments/ Statues
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Grange Over Sands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The cathedral itself is an impressive structure akin to a Greek temple, especially at the front. It's quite plain and unadorned inside. The separate bell tower is worth a visit and the entire site of the large square in which the cathedral and tower are situated is a busy meeting place and leisure area. Don't miss the stone set into... More

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Beautiful building. The squere at the cathedral seems to be the most popular meeting point for the locals. So many teens, lovers and in other groups of people at one place.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If you are visiting Vilnius Old Town, you really should stop into this cathedreal. But you can see it in a short time. It was well worth the time spent, but it is not as well decorated as many other churches in Vilnius or in Europe.

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It was decommissioned by the Communists and brought back to function after the country got its liberty from the USSR. Like many other sites in Vilnius, its a source of civic pride but not in and of itself impressive.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Even if you don't want to see inside another church or cathedral, you can't help but admire this recently renovated Catholic cathedral which just dominates the square. Wander around the outside and just take in the magnificent facade of the Cathedral and the equally imposing belfry.

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Memmingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

One of the most unique, interesting and fascinating churches anywhere! It looks like a museum from the outside but still conveys the aura of a holy place. Its beauty and the religious atmosphere are mesmerizing. It is a "must see" in Lithuania!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

One of the most beautiful building in the region. The interior is magnificient. The surrounding area, the bell tower and the place is great too. A very impresive place.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were there on a religious day and the cathedral was full of worshipers with flowers everywhere. Beautiful.

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I only visited this place at night, on a hot summer night. I couldn´t get in, but it didn´t matter. From the outside, this cathedral is splendourous. I couldn´t stop taking photos !

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Vilnius Cathedral is the most important place of worship for Catholics in Lithuania. It is a massive building with a stand alone belfry in front of the entrance. The Belfry was once part of the 13th C defensive wall around the city. It is 57m tall and it is open to visitors, the six bells chime on the hour. The... More

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