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Vilnius Cathedral, Vilnius

#2 of 111 in Historic Sites in Lithuania
Architectural Building · Church
Vilnius Cathedral 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. Arrange your visit to Vilnius Cathedral and discover more family-friendly attractions in Vilnius using our Vilnius day trip planner.
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  • Tall and wide, deep and spacious. Katedra is a lovely Greek-Roman classical exterior which has been built, rebuilt and rebuilt so many times that it's hard to point to one architectural style once...  more »
  • This building has an impressive history. Under Russian occupation it was transformed in a museum, now it is again a church, with a beautiful chapel for St Cazimir  more »
  • In the very heart of Vilnius, this Cathedral dominates the centre of Vilnius. It`s stunning from both inside & outside and. Also, it`s the organic part of the history of Vilnius. For this instance, it shouldn't be missed and recommended for everyone to visit & to find out a bit more about this place & its history.
  • Very big cathedral inside. Beautiful light show outside. The best Christmas tree near!
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