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Aushros Vartu g. 12, Vilnius 01303, Lithuania
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The space around the painting is cosy and people are trying to pray, so it felt a little awkward. The walls are covered in incredible metal hearts, but they don’t allow photography. The church has some pretty stained glass windows and frescoes. Very peaceful with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RuthW1069
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Gate of Dawn or Ausros Vartai is a city gates to the old town of Vilnius. It is one of the most important historical and religious monuments. So it is definitely must visit when you are in Vilnius. Plus on top of that you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank VladP309
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Curiously, we nearly didn’t bother visiting, but I’m glad we did. The historical background to this place is fantastic. The cannon holes are mesmerizing. The chapel, tiny though it is, has all these lovely hearts all over the walls. Don’t miss it!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jw6969
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the climb. Small church with hundreds of silver hearts decorating the altar and walls. Lovely lighting

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank deebeeceeUk
Reviewed December 17, 2018

Holy statue is located in the old city wall. You have to go up a few stairs and then it's in right above the street. Very golden. decorated with silver hearts all around.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kerse K
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

The chapel of the Lady is most important sanctuary place in the old town. Entrance is at the left side of the house.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MaxthePlanetGuy
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

If your walking into the old town it’s definitely worth making your way through the gates of dawn. Stunning architecture

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chrisf2484
Reviewed December 6, 2018

Very beautiful picture but unfortunately no photography allowed. Serene and dignified atmosphere - several worshippers praying and contemplating there. Luckily the staff opened the windows when we were outside in the street so we got our pictures after all. Wonderful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank christopherhemswell
Reviewed December 3, 2018

The town center of Vilnius is a wonderful place to walkabout and see history all around. The Gates Of Dawn catches the eye quickly and lures you up from the street to a dazzling chapel. Photos are not allowed inside the chapel, so one must...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank VinDivan
Reviewed November 26, 2018

It is a part of defensive fortifications built at the beginning of 16th century, however it is famous for the chapel containing the icon of The Blessed Virgin Mary. For centuries it was the place for pilgrimages from the whole country and this place is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank CoventryCrusader
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