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Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika)

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Address: Katedros aikste 1, Vilnius 01143, Lithuania
Phone Number: 261 11 27
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Impressive modern cathedral

Very non ornate so quite different to most cathedrals especially in Vilnius. Plain walls with pictures. I really like it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very non ornate so quite different to most cathedrals especially in Vilnius. Plain walls with pictures. I really like it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a magnificent complex. The cathedral sits separate from the bell tower in a spectacular plaza. Serving as the main Roman Catholic Church of Lithuania, it is centrally located in Old Town Vilnius. It is dedicated two Saints Stanislaus and Ladislaus. The church has served the Grand Dukes of Lithuania for coronations, marriages and funerals. Buried in the catacombs... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a big cathedral. I happened to find shelter here from the rain and it was during a mass. It was full of people, but it was still inviting for a tourist with walking halls for visitors. There are also smaller altar rooms with all different decorations. The overall decor is not bling-bling and simply offers beautiful details.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is massive. Back in the day, the whole dang village, including pets, could’ve fit into this cathedral. The sheer size of this Cathedral will awe you. Insider tip: there’s a spot on the ground in between the watch tower and the Cathedral entrance and rumor has it, if you spin around on it and make a wish…you’ll look really... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building is monumental, big, clasicist style (?) with very interesting interior. One can feel the history of this proud nation here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cathedral is huge. It is decorated with white statues, large columns and ceiling before main entrance are gorgeous! I really like white color. Most of Vilnius churches and cathedrals are pale yellow, pinkish and don't stand out from local buildings at all. This one seeks for attention. I haven't been inside, because of ...reasons, but it looks promising.

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was nothing special from the inside but looks amazing from the outside. So you shouldn't expect too much out of it.

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Mariestad, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cathedral is very nice, both on the outside and the inside. Nice statues and it's nicely lit up in the evening. Inside no photos, but we chose to buy two very inexpensive candles and light them for passed family members. Beside the cathedral is the clock tower, also nice, and a statue of Gediminas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This main Vilnius Cathedral occupies the entire central square. It's a big and most important Catholic Church in Lithuania. The current structure dates back to 15 cent with the Neoclassical facade added later. Above the front entrance there are three saints figures representing Lithuania, Poland and Russia. The interior is not that impressive, rather plain and simple. It is free... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cathedral rebuilt rather minimalistically. Interesting to see, especially if you've toured lots of grandiose European cathedrals. Chapel in the back right corner is preserved from a previous church on the site and is rather beautiful, peserving the original marble interior and making for a stark contrast with the rest of the building.

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