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Vilnius Cathedral, Vilnius

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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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  • I understand this church architectural style is a bit out of place but nevertheless it was lovely with the added sculptures and creates a major focal point in the square and surrounding streets. We.....  more
    I understand this church architectural style is a bit out of place but nevertheless it was lovely with the added sculptures and creates a major focal point in the square and surrounding streets. We.....  more »
  • We were a little disappointed when we visited this neo classical Catholic Cathedral which is appropriately situated on Cathedral Square in the old town as we felt that it was more impressive from the....  more
    We were a little disappointed when we visited this neo classical Catholic Cathedral which is appropriately situated on Cathedral Square in the old town as we felt that it was more impressive from the....  more »
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  • This building is in the history books. The architecture looks very good, it burnt down a few times and alot of historical figures lived here. Under the main building is the catacombs. You can order an expedition to them and learn more about the history of the cathedral. Personally I enjoyed going here, especially on festivals.
  • The imposing whitewashed cathedral deserves its place as the center piece of Vilnius. Its creates a wonderful atmosphere with the bell tower, open square, and the old castle in the background.

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