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Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika)

Katedros aikste 1, Vilnius, Lithuania
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Ranked #8 of 96 attractions in Vilnius
Type: Religious Sites
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Pori, Finland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The building itself looks very impressive with the bell tower being a real landmark of the city. But when you take a closer look at for example the statues you will notice that they are not very well maintained and are made of cheap plaster. Inside there is one really impressive corner altar but everything else is hardly worth seeing.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We visited the cathedral on the day of 'Re-establishment of Independence' of LT. The glow of the interiors are amazing and the acoustics of the architecture is pleasant to the ears. Couldnt understand the paintings though.. You could visit this cathedral on the way to the old city.

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Cardiff
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A beautiful white building that is just stunningly simple inside allows the people to worship in peace and quiet. Big doors and statues compliment the architecture in white....a truly lovely building.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The cathedral is beautiful and a must-see in Vilnius as this is the center of the downtown area. The area surrounding the cathedral is very nice and clean, and clearly a popular hangout spot for locals of all ages. Near other attractions such as hill of three crosses and Gediminas Tower (walking distance away)

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

One of the best Cathedrals I have ever seen. Nice from the outside and inside too. Woth to see and If you are in Vilnius have to see!

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Beautiful, definitely the best in town, just beautiful outside but also inside. Above all, the thing that characterizes all of this is the enormous space around it or the giant square that hosts it. Architecturally it is worthy of note, very characteristic and at the same time one of the symbols of the city, noteworthy is the colonnade that surrounds... More

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New York City, New York
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

It’s a pretty church that’s probably not the first or last you will see in your life. You can tackle this popular landmark in 5 minutes. Spend more time taking selfies outside. Also, there are regular services at this church so check before entering with your loud shoes and flashing cameras.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

A very beautiful, imposing building that looks particularly impressive at night when lit up. So clean and fresh looking. Amazing architecture.

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Turku, Finland
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This impressive building is in the very center of the town, but the outer promises more than the interior has to offer. Now I evaluate it purely from an architectural point of view. Of course it offers a place of worship and an escape from the busy town, but if you're looking for "food for your eyes" you should check... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

It's easy to forget that a lot of churches were used as warehouses or stables during Soviet times, so it's lucky that there are any churches in Vilnius at all. So don't expect lavish decorations, spires that go up a hundred metres into the sky, or any of that sort of stuff. This cathedral is quite plain in comparison with... More

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