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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  • its HUGE! so beautiful. the inside looks amazing and if you walk around the outside there are so many different statues acting our scenes.  more »
  • The Cathedral is certainly worth a visit. Gorgeous architecture. We were not down in the catacombs under as this had to be ordered as a separate tour.
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  • Make no mistake, this is a sacred place, a fully functioning Catholic Church. Its not as grand as some in the west, but well worth a visit. I read that it was only restored as a holy place in 1989 or ...  more »
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  • Beautiful with several naves. You can take photos here. Bell tower outside played for over 5 minutes at 4:45 on Saturday.
  • Very beautiful cathedral. Strictly silent place. No talking at all. Religious place
  • Beautiful place, where menu locals meet, play football. It has a nice dramatic view.
  • Great place. Amazing bulding. Must see place during visit Vilnius.
  • 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.

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