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Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), Vilnius

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Monument Religious Site
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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  • The Vilnius Cathedral is an impressive building with many chapels inside. The chapel of Holy Casimir of early 17th century is one of the highlights in the church.  more »
  • Unusual to find a neoclassical building in a city of Baroque churches. Be sure to visit the royal burial chapel, a Baroque masterpiece. Occasional organ concerts show off wonderful acoustics.  more »
  • Cathedral has long history (from 1241) and 7 reconstructions (last 1799 in clasicism style). Interior was destroyed by soviets so it is not so impressive inside. If you come from protestant country an...  more »
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  • A must see sight in the very centre of Vilnius. Beautiful both on the inside and outside, with two entrances. It's active as a church and you're welcome to join a mass. My mother did on Easter and she was moved to tears.
  • Beautiful Cathedral, a little unusual looking when you are used to seeing Cathedrals in North America. I loved the giant statues in the front.
  • Classical style architecture makes a nice change for a cathedral in this region. Pleasant enough spot to sit for a while.
  • A must-see for tourists. Best if you have a guide to tell you about famous people burried here
  • Stunning cathedral. A must see place