Telsiai Cathedral, Telsiai

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The Cathedral of St. Anthony of Padua (Telšių Šv. Antano Paduviečio katedra) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Telšiai, Lithuania, seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Telšiai.
The history of the church dates back to 1624 when Deputy Chancellor of Lithuania Paweł Stefan Sapieha established a Franciscan monastery and built a wooden church on the Insula hill in the centre of Telšiai. A new spacious brick church was constructed between 1762 and 1794. The tower was built in 1859. In 1893 architect Piotras Serbinovičius designed the fence and gates of the churchyard.
After the establishment of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Telšiai in 1926, the church became a cathedral. Three Bishops of Telšiai, Justinas Staugaitis, Vincentas Borisevičius and Pranciškus Ramanauskas, are buried in the cathedral's tomb.
The cathedral reflects features of Baroque and Classicism. Its plan is rectangular. It has one tower and a three-wall apse. The cathedral's nave is bordered by two aisles, separated by piers. Artist Jurgis Mažeika designed seven altars.
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  • Location on Top of hill, excellent surrounding area, perfect panorama, building are baroque and classicism style. Interior are really amazing, church are not that big but balcony are huge, very nice.....  more »
  • Never thought that Samogitia has such majestic church. So nicely decorated inside. With great interest read all the names of bishops who ruled. Many of them are from well known Lithuanian noble...  more »
  • Very impressive Cathedral on the one of the seven hills - Insula hill! The history dates back to 1624 when Deputy Chancellor of Lithuania Paweł Stefan Sapieha established a Franciscan monastery and...  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful churches in Samogitia, great views from the top of the tower.
  • Best place to play 'pig' ball game, because there are squares always ready to be played in!
  • lovely view and sightseeing
  • Very nice
  • The Bernardine Monastery was built in 1624 alongside the former church. In 1650, a new wooden church is found. It was burned in 1702 by a city fire. In 1738, a new wooden church was built. The Bernardine Brick Monastery (L-form) was built in 1702, and the other was in 1762, a school that moved from Kretinga to a brick-and-double building, which arose in 1796. In 1761, the construction of a brick church was started, in 1794 M. The church was followed by the Bishop of Samogitians, who was Suskgan Tadas Joseph Bukota [1]. Constructing a church, it integrated a 1650 brick saint. Loreto Cottage-Chapel. The existing fragments of the chapel-an example of the oldest masonry building in Telšiai [2]. In 1802, the contract was set up for the shelter and the 2 towers (only to be delivered). In 1836, he became a parish [3]. In 1853, the Bernardine Monastery closed.
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