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Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), Vilnius

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Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika) 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. Add Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika) to your Vilnius travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Vilnius trip itinerary builder.
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  • Although not the most spectacular cathedral we've been to on our travel it is still well worth a visit. The area where the cathedral is as well is pretty good with many other attractions to see. 
  • Very impressed with a trip to Vilnius, especially visiting Tower Gedeminy and the castle of the Grand Dukes! Very interesting, modern, lots of historical facts. In January, were raised in the review on the town beauty, so many churches that one day all and visit! Will definitely return in March!
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  • With its free-standing Bell Tower, the Church is certainly impressive with their look. Also the Nativity scene in the Hall captivates their attention to detail. What really fascinated me was a plate with inscription between Tower and Church: A "request record" or how you should refer to this thing. It turns out, close your eyes and turning clockwise three times: friends have a was...falls up to this point the balance who lost man and lies on the floor, where also the Christmas market is held together with the gigantic Christmas tree.
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  • Very nice and solemn place. This is one of the places where you can light a candle and you don't get the feeling that you are being ripped off by it's price. A candle only costs €0.15. Very fair priced.
  • A landmark in Vilnius. Beautiful church both inside and outside. You won't miss it.
  • Excellent place for your cathedral visit. It is a 13th century architecture by king Midaugas- so nearly 800 year old building! And this the biggest and main Roman Catholic cathedral in Vilnius. There is a Bell tower, beautifully designed, and kept separated from the cathedral building.​ Easy access to public transport and free to access the premises. Many people of all ages come for various activities- some just sit and watch others.. While others ride skate board, sagway, and many nice sports. Mass is open to attend and you can enjoy the concert if you get the lucky date.
  • A neoclassical beautiful church. A jewel in the middle of Vilnius' old town.
  • Great tourist area. Gediminas or saint john's church tower offer great views