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Aušros vartai, Vilnius

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The sole surviving example of the five gates that once ringed and protected Vilnius, Aušros vartai represents the site of a Renaissance chapel and one of the main entrances to the historical city center. Originally built during the first two decades of the 16th century, the gates from outside the defensive city walls appear as an imposing and solidly built tower. On the reverse side, however, the gate frames an ornate church straddling the tunnel. Peer through the windows to catch a glimpse of the chapel within. Climb up to the chapel via the door located next to the gate to view an intimate prayer room complete with a gilded icon of the Virgin Mary, meant to bless visitors and travelers alike. Take note that Mary is depicted alone, rather than holding Jesus. Using our custom trip planner, Vilnius attractions like Aušros vartai can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A very interesting place for Poles in one of the shrines. Definitely worth a visit. On a clear day, you walk down the street and clearly lick Virgin visible.
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  • Remarkable Baroque building, only door remained in the city. Special and beautiful surrounds one of the cardinal points of access to the old town
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  • The access to the statue of the Madonna from a door on the porch of the left, if you are coming from the city centre. Very religious atmosphere, with people praying on their knees. To see.
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  • Beautiful gates with really exciting historical value. You can see lots of hearts and writings on them, also some people visit this place to ask for true love or to have children. There is shop in which you can get icons, crosses and souvenirs
  • The chapel is small but very impressive. The church was also nice and can easily be missed. The building is a bit of a maze!
  • On the top of gate, will see something detail inside. See more fancy when pass through the gate, restaurants, churchs and landmarks. It's really cold, 4 degree, now.
  • Very beautiful historic place to visit. Especially for Christians.
  • A very popular place in Vilnius you have to visit. From outside you can see a beautiful room inside the Gates of Dawn.