Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), Vilnius

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Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika) represents the center of Catholic faith in Lithuania and serves as one of Vilnius' most notable buildings, particularly since it is also the resting place of the country's patron saint, St. Casimir. Built in 1783, the cathedral underwent a period of renewal after Lithuania's independence and nowadays has been restored to its former glory. Its entrance, complete with massive columns, statues, and a tower, dominates the surrounding square. Explore the cavernous interior of the church, decorated with carved-stonework ceilings, moldings, and murals. View the metal tomb of St. Casimir, one of the centerpieces of the structure. Don't miss the chance to visit the underground chapels, dedicated to different figures and a site of worship dating back further than the building itself. Here you have the opportunity to see the oldest surviving fresco in Lithuania. Make Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika) part of your personalized Vilnius itinerary using our Vilnius trip website .
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  • The Cathedral of Baths is the largest church in Haiti, located in the heart of the city, with a large tower in front of it, free of charge inside the church, and can be visited with the museums of the week.
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  • If you are in the Old Town I would highly suggest a visit here. Plenty of opportunity for beautiful photos both in the cathedral or in the square.  more »
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  • Vilnius Cathedral is probably the best located cathedral that I've seen. Owing to the wonderful location and setting, it and the immediate surroundings attract many many young people and passers-by. Amazing history, and probably my No 1 pic for a cathedral in Europe that I've come across. Inside, it has a lovely but also understated elegant beauty. This is quite unusual and nice... personally I find the internal decoration, if you like, of cathedrals a little over the top. One doesn't need that in a religious facility. Nearby is the river, several major historic sites, and of course the main Promenade of the city. Amazing location and beauty.
  • If you find the typical cathedral too chintz and over-adorned, then Vilnius Cathedral is a welcome antidote. Yes there is a gold cross on the roof, but it's a beautiful landmark. The bell tower is well worth paying to go inside.
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