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- Take a Sunday morning walk midst many church bells--Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox. Be sure to walk through The Gates of Dawn, the only one of seven gates into the city. If you tire, there are coffee shops and sidewalk cafes for an enjoyable break. There's some souvenir shops.Written September 11, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I have mixed emotions after my visit. On one hand, the exhibits are well-designed and detailed in their explanations. The museum provides thorough and thought-provoking insight into the horrific experience of the Lithuanian population under the Soviet regime. However it also celebrates Lithuanian partizans who opposed the Soviets, without acknowledging their role in the extermination of the country’s Jewish population under Nazi occupation. The active participation of Lithuanians in the murder of their Jewish countrymen is an uncomfortable fact that shouldn’t be ignored any longer, particularly by important institutions such as this one.Written September 17, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Excellent attraction with informative and friendly staff. Had a great time. Will definitely visit again next time I'm in VilniusWritten September 27, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Within Vilnius’ Bernardine Historical-Architectural Ensemble, St. Anne’s Church must surely be the jewel in the crown.
Piercing the sky, its many brick-red spires give rise to a very dramatic image and confirm its classification as ‘Flamboyant Gothic’ and ‘Brick Gothic’. Bricks of 33 varieties were used in the construction of the church (1495-1500).
Its Baroque interior is considerably less dramatic and, like many other churches around the world, its exterior is far more eye-catching than its interior.
St. Anne’s is adjacent to the much larger Bernardine Church (~ Church of St. Francis of Assisi), which, itself, has a striking exterior.
Interestingly, while St. Anne’s Church was never closed down during Soviet occupation, the Bernardine Church was closed down.
Overall, an incredibly beautiful complex and well worth visiting.Written October 3, 2022
- One of the must-see churches if you come to Vilnius and want to discover the marvels of the architecture. It is even called the most beautiful church of Vilnius.Written December 22, 2021
- We stopped here on the way from Riga to Vilnius expecting to see a hill with a few crosses but were amazed to find that there in fact more than 100,000 crosses and more are being added as we write this review! Interestingly the monument was originally established in the 19th century as a symbol of resistance to Russian rule. It is certainly worth a short stopover.Written May 7, 2022
- Visiting the gate of dawn takes maybe 20 minutes. Go inside and experience the old polish women praying in front of the madonna. When we were there, a priest came out to take confessions. On a whole a short but interesting experience. No entrance fee.Written January 24, 2022
- The district of Uzupis, or is it the Republic of Uzupis? Interesting and very bohemian area close to the centre of Vilnius. Look out for the Constitution on a wall near the square. You can even get your passport stamped in the souvenir shop just over the bridge! A pleasant atmosphere with nice people and the Spunka Bar was very welcoming.Written February 26, 2022
- Nice little museum on the lower levels. The walk uphill is easily done by kids of all ages. The view is spectacular. Well worth the visit.Written September 16, 2022
- Beautiful place, unfortunately it was closed when we visited so we couldnt go inside. The architecture is so grand and amazing place to take photos.Written November 9, 2021
- I am grateful that I got to visit so that Lithuanians could remember the holocaust as it happened right there. It tells a story that is not included in US history books.Written August 5, 2022
- This is a distinctive monument of Orthodox architecture. In the late 16th century, a wooden church was built in this place, also establishing a school next to it. A Baroque church in the shape of a Latin cross was built in 1638. Having suffered a number of fires, it was rebuilt in the late 18th century.
To me, this church, with its striking green iconostasis and its sweet scent of incense, reflects faith in action. It’s probably my favourite of all the churches in Vilnius.
There is a male monastery built next to the church. There is also a tiny garden/park next to the church.
Very easy to find - it’s just few steps down from the Gates of Dawn, along Aušros Vartu. Look for it’s unusual small pink arched entrance.Written October 1, 2022
- Established in 1469 by the Bernardine monks, this beautiful area is probably the oldest park and botanical garden in Vilnius. It’s located in the Old Town, on the right bank of the Vilnius River. Lots of park benches, which allow visitors to soak up the marvellous ambience!
Very easy to access as it’s just between Cathedral Square and St. Anne’s Church. Admission free.Written October 1, 2022
- Very interesting museum. Free to enter and lots of exhibits. Not just about Lithuanian money but lots of European and USSR history too.Written November 9, 2021
- Odd in way but pay to go in and to tower of cathedral as well, Was neat to wander the halls and see student life in a way. Tower was very good to go up, especially after a lot of walking and had elevator part way up.Written December 31, 2019