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The Church of St. John the Baptist & the Evangelist is located on Pilies street and is a part of the Vilnius University Complex. It’s got a Bell Tower beside it which is one among the highest building structures in Old Town.
I found the church interesting and the bell tower even more so. If you go to the top of the bell tower, there are a number of panoramic views of the city. This is in addition to the views from Gediminas Tower and Views and...More
The Church is another fine example of Vilnius' ecclesiastical buildings and is part of the University campus. However, what makes it special is the free-standing tower which has magnificent view over the city and surrounding forests. As the tower is largely hollow you can look...More
St Johns Church dates back to 1387 and well before the 16th century university of which it is now part. The current building was built following an 18th century fire and it is now the tallest structure in Old Town. An impressive old building.
Usually in Europe if you want a view from a tower in the city center, you gotta work for it; meaning you gotta climb those cramped, step, twisty stairs. Not so here--there's an elevator!! Who knew? The elevator is glass-sided so you can watch your...More
Worth the visit. Go into the church and look into the side chambers which are full of old relics. Climb the bell tower but its not free. We paid 2 euros each which came with a guide. Views are amazing and the inside is very...More