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Orthodox Church of St. Paraskeva (Pyatnickaya)

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One of the many Orthodox Churches in Vilnius

The Church of Saint Paraskeva (or Paraskeve in some references) is one of the many Orthodox... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2019
thekrunys
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Sandefjord, Norway
Really pretty Eastern Orthodox Church

St Paraskeva was the first Eastern Orthodox Church in Vilnius, constructed on demand by prince... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2019
Luv2TravelFarNWide
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Aug 28, 2019
“One of the many Orthodox Churches in Vilnius”
Jun 21, 2019
“Really pretty Eastern Orthodox Church”
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Reviewed August 28, 2019

The Church of Saint Paraskeva (or Paraskeve in some references) is one of the many Orthodox churches in Vilnius. It is somewhat hidden and situated between Didzioji and Pilies streets. Outside the fence of the church property are small stalls selling clothes and souvenirs. The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 5, 2019 via mobile

Saint Paraskeva is Eastern Orthodox church located in the old town of Vilnius. It is thought that Saint Paraskeva is the first church in Vilnius that is made of stone.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed June 21, 2019

St Paraskeva was the first Eastern Orthodox Church in Vilnius, constructed on demand by prince Algirdas' first wife, Princess Maria, who was subsequently buried here in 1346. This lovely church is almost hidden or obscured by the various kiosk vendors. Look past them and enjoy.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019

The original church of this name dated back to 1346 and was burnt down in 1557. At least three other versions suffered the same fate. It was rebuilt in 1864 but was devastated in WW 2 and after the war the Russians did not allow...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2019

Located at Didzioji 2/ Pilies g. in Old Town area of Vilnius not too far from "Gates of Dawn". Really small Orthodox Church with rich history, and is really peaceful to visit. If you see the Artistic paintings displayed outside and market stalls nearby you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Of the many churches of different segments of the Holy Church, this church is absolutely different because of its limitation in both colours used as well as ornaments such as statues.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

This beautiful church is dating back to the middle of the 14th century. It has been devastated several times and built again. Last time during WWII and reconstructed in 1949.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mikael F
Reviewed April 20, 2018

08 July, 2017. As I was walking along the small Didzioji street, I came across a small orthodox church in the Old Town of Vilnius, which I visited in some glorious sunny weather. The small garden outside has a interesting art installation with a pair...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank sumantra_travel
Reviewed September 1, 2017

The present church is not that old, but it's pretty and you can get really close to the religious items used in Orthodox churches, like icons and crucifixes. The ladies in charge of the candles and other small items have some beautiful DVD's with Byzantine...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank cinbkk
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Firstly, the original (14th century) church was the first non-wooden Christian church in Lithuania. But mostly it is known for the fact that Russian emperor Peter I prayed here during Russian-Swedish war and had baptised his black servant Hanibal who was an ancestor of great...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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