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Address: Aushros Vartu g. 12, Vilnius 01303, Lithuania
Phone Number: 212 35 13
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Restored Old Town wall

The Gate is part of the original town defence. While most people visit from inside (old town side) consider going to the outside then enter. The difference between the two sides... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Gate is part of the original town defence. While most people visit from inside (old town side) consider going to the outside then enter. The difference between the two sides could not be so contrasted - from plain plaster façade to a richly ornamented chapel and a view down the street to the centre of the old town

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best moments in Vilinius, seeing the black Madonna and having the luck that at 12.00 o' clock was a mess.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited there during the morning hour and there were service going on, so we were able to inside, but could not take pictures. I would suggest going there in the late afternoon or bring really nice zoom lens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So touching to see pilgrims there at any time of day, worshipping and singing, their voices spreading down to the street below. The history and the beauty of this very special little chapel is fascinating.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth seeing in Old Town. This visit will only take a few minutes as you pass through the only remaining city gate. Beautiful painting of the Virgin Mary sits above the gate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gate itself is historical but unremarkable until you go through it and turn around to see the Chapel above it with the 17th century painting the Vilnius Madonna. It is possible to go up into the chapel and see the painting up close but be very respectful as there are many people in prayer in the shrine. I did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pilgrims come from far away to see this beautiful painting of the Virgin Mary, called the Madonna of Vilnius. Stunning picture in a very small chapel on top of one of the old city gates.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is not the most impressive city gate, but it is the last remaining one in Vilnius and the chapel that sits on the top of the arch is a unique sight

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gates od Dawn is one of the most important landmarks of Vilnius. From the gate you can enter the Old Town of Vilnius but more importantly the Chapel in the Gate of Dawn contains an icon of The Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of Mercy with miraculous powers. The icon is worth of seeing but notice that many pilgrims from neighboring... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made a pit stop at this spot to see for my own eyes the famous Gate of Dawn while touring around Vilnius old town. Very historical site and standing from the main road, you can see the chapel of Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn which is in the middle behind the glass window. In the chapel contains a... More 

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