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St. Michael's Church (Sv. Mykolo Baznycia)

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Address: Sv Mykolo 9, Vilnius, Lithuania
Phone Number: 261 64 09
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Jaw-dropping museum of religious artefacts

This church houses the Church Heritage Museum - a beautiful collection of religious artefacts, many from Vilnius Cathedral. Liturgical vessels (chalices, monstrances) and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This church houses the Church Heritage Museum - a beautiful collection of religious artefacts, many from Vilnius Cathedral. Liturgical vessels (chalices, monstrances) and reliquaries made of precious metals and jewels. Everything is displayed perfectly in well-lit display cases at eye-level. The entrance ticket includes a free audio-guide, which is full of detail and certainly enhances the experience. You can borrow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

All the historic churches of Vilnius are worth a visit. Together, they form a powerful testimony of faith(s).

Thank middle100
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is one of the many churches of Vilnius.A beautiful church has a museum.You can visit and spend about half an hour,if you have time more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

St. Michael's is now the Church Heritage Museum. Anyone who is interested in religious art and artifacts will find this collection fascinating for its textiles and gold work. Hopefully the temporary exhibition on restoration of paintings of the Madonna will still be there for you to see. BTW - this is part of a tour package called Belfry, Crypts, Treasury.

Thank LetsGoWithStyle
Vilnius, Lithuania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

St.Michael's church is located in Vilnius old town neat St. Anna's church. It was build as a catholic church and as a mousoleum of one of the richest Lithuanian families - Sapiega. Unfortunately, during the Soviet times, the church was distroyed and a lot of things was stolen. Anyway, now the church is reconstructed and opened as church heritage museum.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A very nice church were lots of interesting masterpieces from churches all around the city have been put together. One of the most interesting museums in Vilnius. Also quite cheap.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

There are lot of churches in Vilnius and some of them are very nice and elegant but this church stands out on its own. It has gothic as well as baroque architecture. It is very nicely decorated inside and outside. A must see if you are in Vilnius.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We had a chance to join to the wedding party during our trip. Beautiful church but even more beautiful party. Great to see different ways to celebrate wedding! Congratulations! But don´t worry - you can enjoy the church also without wedding!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I truly like visiting cathedrals and St Michael's was no disappointment. The design, colors, spirituality were plentiful. The construction is just amazing. The Church of St Michael was built by the Chancellor of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania Leonas Sapiega between 1594 and 1597 for a convent of Bernardine nuns, and also to serve as a family mausoleum.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Just wanted to mention that the previous comment is not correct - in Vilnius there is a very nice and colourful Greek Orthodox church, but St. Michael's church is not the one. It is one of only two churches in Vilnius, representing renaissance style (as well as Gothic and Barocco). :)

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