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. Make Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika) part of your personalized Vilnius itinerary using our Vilnius trip website .
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  • A wonderful Cathedral. Especially the farthest to the right room in is amazing. Please note that it may be divine service when you go in.
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  • Sometimes referred to as a symbol of the Vilnius Cathedral. First is deprived of eyes on their white appearance. Once in the great cathedral in is overwhelming in this also a splendid altar and places of worship. It was very quiet under the impression remained stable on the whole.
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  • Didn't think this was the Cathedral we were advised to visit it looked more like a museum from the outside rather than a Cathedral. Once inside it was clearly a place of worship, it is quite beautiful...  more »
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  • Very beautiful church. Make sure you visit underground tunnels if you have the opportunity!
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  • Don't miss the chapel in the back, on the right wing. Beautiful. Also, entrance is free!
  • It's ok.. but I think nothing really special
  • Great place in the heart of vilnius
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