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Gates of Dawn (Ausros Vartai)

Ausros Vartu 12, Vilnius, Lithuania
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Ranked #7 of 97 attractions in Vilnius
Type: Religious Sites
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Haifa, Israel
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

the first stop you have to make in the old town of Vilnius. it's really amazing spot , and the only thing that can make it better is if you are with a guide which can tell you the story behind it

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Dublin, Ireland
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50 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

An inspirational place though I would discourage giving money to beggars as it only encourages them and Vilnius has a very safe reputation at the moment. Visitors should not forget that its not a zoo and many people going there are doing so to pray and respectful silence should be observed.

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Brielle, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Interesting and beautiful. You will see it when you walk around in the old center. Don't forget to visit it!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Gates of Dawn are worth a stop in Old Town Vilnius. The door to the church is on the left side of the street before the actual gates; go inside and to the right for the stairs to the Madonna. It's a beautiful statue and a very peaceful room. On the way out, a woman was climbing the steep... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A boring looking piece of architecture with some religious iconography. Total waste of time. Dont know what the fuss is about.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Very devotional, over decorated, very religious site that seems to be important to those who would do a pilgrimage. It does remain interesting to see the old gateway.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A place of pilgrimage that must be experienced. When you look up just inside the Gates of Dawn and see the beautiful icon of the Madonna you will take a gasp and stop to drink it up.

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Melbourne, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

They have a small chapel above the gate, which might be interesting, but there was a Mass going on at the time we walked through the Gate. It is in a nice section of town, worth visiting.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Wander through the last remaining gate into the city and then take a look into the chapel where the relief of the Virgin Mary sits. The marble steps are steep and take care. Remember also this is a place of worship - Pope John Paul II was here in 1993 also.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Very lovely from the outside. Tried to go inside two times there is always a mass going on, thus only got to see it from far away. Must see if you are in Vilnius, plus there is a very old church nearby that is not renovated it is nice to check it out

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