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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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After St Peter's in Rome and Notre Dame, the Vilnius cathedral is probably the busiest church I have ever visited. The interior is nice enough with stucco patterns in the vaults... read more

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Stockholm, Sweden
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After St Peter's in Rome and Notre Dame, the Vilnius cathedral is probably the busiest church I have ever visited. The interior is nice enough with stucco patterns in the vaults, but the most impressive part is the neoclassical portal.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the time to pop in and see the Chapel of St. Casimir is gorgeous and a national treasure. Cathedral is in a large square and is a beautiful building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral has quite the history being the main cathedral of Vilnius. During Soviet rule, it was a warehouse (as many churches were during that time). The Chapel of St. Casimir is gorgeous and worth sitting and spending a few quiet moments in. There is also a guided tour of the crypts in English at 4:00pm on Tuesdays which is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tower is not joined to the Cathedral as it belonged to the old city of Vilnius war. The square held all the historical meetings and has a huge statue of the founder of Vilnius - the Grand Duke Gedminas

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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive Cathedral, really sticks out from the surrounding area. Quite impressive inside too but not excessively ornate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the outside this church looked like a Greek temple. Inside it was very much Catholic church, however. There were very few tourists so we got to get a 'feel' for religious life -- locals come to pray and make donations regularly. This place is nice but not spectacular.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you look through any pictures of Vilnius, you are bound to come across many pictures of this Cathedral and rightfully so. It is unmissable, located next to a main road at Vilnius old town, with Castle Hill and Gediminas Tower in the background and well-maintained pavements surrounding it. I went on an early spring afternoon, weather was sunny and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cathedral Square and the cathedral are the central area of Vilnius, in between the old area, the castle, and the more modern areas of of the city. The cathedral was designed by the same architect as the one who designed the town hall in the Old City square. Many historic events have taken place there.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well the title sums it up. It's a look-alike of the town hall. The square is nice and happening. Inside, you will see some typical designs and art work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can`t really visit the center of Vilnius and miss this Place. At least not if you are on your way to the old town anyway. Stop by and look for the tile in the road where you can make a wish. It should be on your right side when facing the entrance.

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