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Gates of Dawn (Ausros Vartai)

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Address: Ausros Vartu 12, Vilnius, Lithuania
Phone Number: 212 35 13
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A quiet spot for reflection

Although the picture of Our Lady is visible from the street it is worth entering the church on the left and taking the stairs up to the right so that you find yourself in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Carlow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Although the picture of Our Lady is visible from the street it is worth entering the church on the left and taking the stairs up to the right so that you find yourself in the room. It is also worth visiting in the evening to see it lit up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Of all the places of worship this was the smallest but most beautifully decorated. A single room above the last remaining gate to the city. The gate itself and the short portion of old city wall attached gives a flavour of what it would have been like.

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spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A must see as part of the walk around the old city. It must have been amazing when the whole wall was in place and this was one of the many gates into the city.

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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful, take a look at night to see lit up. Beggars below (sadly.) A quick stop on your exploration of old town.

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

For more than 15 years I wanted to see this place. Finally I made it. What a beautiful place! There is no way that you should miss this place while you are in Vilnius. It is obligatory to stop by there, look at this gorgeous icon, pray, and take a picture for your memories. St. John Paul II visited this... More 

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Lublin, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is the iconic place you have to visit in Vilnius, especially it is linked to Polish culture, religion and literature (Pan Tadeusz of Adam Mickiewicz)

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This place is very special for Lithuanians (and not only), because of its meaning for devote people, besides being very beautiful. You can see the chapel from outside (and observe how some people pray or at least make a compliment when they cross the gate and are in front of the image in the street), but you can also go... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The very special place in Vilnius and quite famous in the eastern Europe especially becasue of religious reasons. I think it's the first place where everyone goes when they are in Vilnius :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

In the 16th century city gates often contained religious artifacts intended to guard the city from attacks and to bless travelers. The Chapel in the Gate of Dawn contains an icon of The Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of Mercy, said to have miraculous powers.[2] For centuries the picture has been one of the symbols of the city and an object... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I haven't seen the sacred place located over the street gates with a window behind never before. And the stairs with many moving (in squatting position) churchgoers haven't seen before too.

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