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Gates of Dawn (Ausros Vartai)

Address: Ausros Vartu 12, Vilnius, Lithuania
Phone Number: 212 35 13
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Private City Tour of Vilnius
Ranked #10 of 95 Attractions in Vilnius
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Bit disappointed when we finally got up the hill to see this but plenty of other things to see on the way up

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The title is misleading as this is a chapel to the Virgin Mary over one of the gates to the old town. Do go in, but not with a large group. Climb the stairs and just sit to absorb the quiet. It was full of worship peers when we were there. Imoressive

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The chapel is unique in all meaning of the word. You can still see older women climbing the stairs at their knees - to suffer - all the way up. The chapel is small - but with a very rich decoration. Try to find the meaning of all the symbols. Remember to pay respect to the visitors visiting the chapel... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

When visiting the historic Old Town of Vilnius one should definitely set aside time to visit the Gates of Dawn. I recommend visiting when Masses are not being held - so that one could feel the calm peacefulness of this sacred place. This is the perfect place for meditation and prayer.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The Gate of Dawn is the last remaing part of Vilnius' city wall. Above the gateway, facing Vilnius' Old Town, is the famous and beautiful shrine to Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn. Originally placed above the gate as a means of protecting the city, it is today a special place of pilgrimage for both Catholics and members of... More 

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Xanthi, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It is considered to be one of the most visited attractions of Vilnius but for of is not something special. I only recommend I visit just to see the real thing that you will see it in all magnets and mugs in souvenir shops otherwise doesn't count that much

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Depending where you hotel is, you will probably pass here on your trips. There isn't much special to see anymore, but the surrounding area makes it a nice sight.

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Vercelli, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Interesting piece of religious building, with many visitors and easily located in the old town, worth a visit

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is the place where the divine mercy image was unveiled for the first time. I am a great believer in divine mercy and this was one the reason why I went to visit this place . Very peaceful . The chapel is on the first floor and not much place to stand if you have many people in your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Probably one of the best city entrances and exits I have been through. This leads into the old city, lots churches, bars, restaurants, shops and places to see etc. cobbled streets. There is a small bar cafe near to this entrance at Bazilijonu Gatve 6 which does very good home cooked Lithuanian food and beers etc. Well worth the visit... More 

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