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Address: Ausros Vartu 12, Vilnius, Lithuania
Phone Number: 212 35 13
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Vilnius City Sightseeing Tour

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Small Chapel

History of silver nights jewellery in close perimeter. Original paintings and over 40 other churches in not so big but beautiful area. This is small chapel over the entrance to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

History of silver nights jewellery in close perimeter. Original paintings and over 40 other churches in not so big but beautiful area. This is small chapel over the entrance to the Old Town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The only gate left attached to an original piece of the city wall, the Gate of Dawn is a venerable archway, whose rooms harbor the icon of Our Lady of Mercy. All citizens of Vilnius say a prayer on leaving the town, and on re-entering. You can visit her by climbing the stairs through the church next door - supplicants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This has to be one one of the most beautiful churches in all of Vilnius,and with a fantastic setting in the last remaining gate to the old town,there was originally 5 gate's. The gate and church look stunning at night,serene and a place of quiet contemplation. The chapel is found above the gate,the petit size of the chapel add's to... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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