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

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Part of Old Town

I included a walk through this gate as part of my walk around of the Old Town. It is lit up in early morning and is quite the sight with the Virgin Mary shining.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I included a walk through this gate as part of my walk around of the Old Town. It is lit up in early morning and is quite the sight with the Virgin Mary shining.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The gates of dawn are inside Vilnius old town. They are not that fascinating to overlook, however, their historical value is what makes them score full.

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Benoni, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Expected a spectacular gate and found quite an average gate, lots of history and reverence. Enjoyed it in the fresh morning air.

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see. To reach the gates you can have a nice little walk along a busy street of shops and cafes. You may also visit a range of beautiful churches along the way. When you reach the gates you can admire them from a far or climb up the stairs to see it up close.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The attraction of the Gates of Dawn is its uniqueness in building the chapel into the south gate. When the religious ceremonial is being conducted, the passers through the gate can easily observe from the street level. We tried to enter to the chapel for better inside viewing however the row of faithful attendances discouraged our further instigation. The Pope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Constructed between 1503 and 1522 as a city gate, this has become one of the most important historical, religious, and cultural monuments. It harbored a religious icon for pilgrimage members. It has also been known as the Medininkai Gate, as it led to the village Medininkai. Of the original nine city gates, only the Gate of Dawn remains. The others... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I guess it might be interesting to religious people because it houses a holy picture of Mother Mary, but other than that it's really underwhelming. On the second hand, you won't waste much time getting there, so you can go and see it just as well

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is something that I've never seen before, beautiful place, a must see, you can feel great energy at this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you walk up the street toward the Gate of Dawn, the first think you see is a glimpse of the exceptionally beautiful icon of the Virgin Mary in a chapel in the arch of the gate. You get to the chapel by climbing a staircase and find yourself in a small room, most likely crowded with people praying. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You enter the old town through this vault, and on the other side you will find this open tower with praying people as long as it is open. The pope payed a visit here last time he was in Lithuania.

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