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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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Walking up the stairs you enter the worship place on the right. The complete feel about this place is being transported into another world. Take the time to feel yourself embraced... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Charisse M
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Walking up the stairs you enter the worship place on the right. The complete feel about this place is being transported into another world. Take the time to feel yourself embraced not only by the beauty but also by the serenity of this unique place

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Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Just an amazing spot of Vilnius. Right in the city centre, a masterpiece to be seen and appreciated without any doubt. It would be impossible to describe the feelings, you have to see on your own.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were staying just a few steps away from the gate.To pass it seemed to have some kind of symbolic meaning - people were ofte making the sign of the cross.

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Carlow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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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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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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