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Pazaislis Monastery, Kaunas

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Pažaislis Monastery and the Church of the Visitation (Lithuanian: Pažaislio vienuolynas ir Švenčiausios Mergelės Marijos apsilankymo pas Elžbietą bažnyčia, Polish: Klasztor w Pożajściu) form the largest monastery complex in Lithuania, and the most renowned example of Baroque architecture in the country. The church is the most marble-decorated Baroque church of the former Grand Duchy of Lithuania. It is situated in the Pažaislis neighborhood of the Petrašiūnai elderate of Kaunas, Lithuania, on a peninsula in the Kaunas Reservoir. It was declared a cultural monument and a site of Catholic pilgrimage in Lithuania. In 2021, Pažaislis Church and Monastery Complex was awarded as the best European Film location in 2020 during the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival.
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  • A beautiful church in the middle of the monastery grounds. It’s baroque style and has beautiful frescos. There are often concerts there. 
    A beautiful church in the middle of the monastery grounds. It’s baroque style and has beautiful frescos. There are often concerts there.  more »
  • Growing up, I heard people mentioning this monastery again and again as an example of beautiful architecture, thus, naturally, I had high expectations. However, there's not much to see there: the... 
    Growing up, I heard people mentioning this monastery again and again as an example of beautiful architecture, thus, naturally, I had high expectations. However, there's not much to see there: the...  more »
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  • Very beautiful church. To get in you need call button near gate. Ticket prices are cheap. You see church, which is amazing, also crypt and museum. In museum is overview about history of monastery. Parking is possible near the church.
  • Absolutely fantastic, located in an idyllic setting , peaceful and beautiful. The artwork on the ceiling is amazing

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