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St. Anne's Church, Vilnius
(4.7/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
An ornate example of Gothic architecture within the historical city center, St. Anne's Church and its red brick spires represent one of Vilnius' most recognizable buildings. Originally constructed in 1500, the church survived multiple wars, conflicts, and 50 years of Soviet rule. Legend has it that the invading Napoleon found it so beautiful that he wished to send it brick-by-brick back to Paris for his own. Despite the outside, its interior is Baroque: keep an eye out for the ornate altar and carved wooden statues. Take in the sizeable stained-glass windows, high vaulted ceilings, and incorporation of the church's signature bricks into the arches themselves. Use our Vilnius travel itinerary maker to visit St. Anne's Church on your trip to Vilnius, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Unfortunately my assessment of this Church cannot be complete since having very strict schedules and essendomene noticed only on the last day of this, I was unable to visit her inside so double check opening times before you go!! Externally is certainly beautiful and together with the Church placed behind him offers a very quaint and picturesque corner of the city!!
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  • It the church more beautiful of the city. Essential visit. It has a beautiful statue of va Virgin at the entrance.
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  • I advise you to consider all 33 types of bricks, of which built this church. The outside looks much better than inside.
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  • Small, but amazing gothic style church, build from 33 different shapes of bricks. Very valuable from outside. Must to see it! If someone will say that Napoléon Bonaparte wanted to take this church on his hand with him, that is not true. He used it as a stable for his houses instead.
  • St. Anne's Catholic Church is a masterpiece of the late Gothic period. The building will be interesting for those who like gothic style.
  • One of most beautyfull gothic ansambles in Vilnius old town left from 16th century. Legend does say that Napoleon was so amazed of the church of saint Ann, that wanted to take it on the palm of his hand to Paris.
  • The architecture of this church differs from the other churches of the town in a way that would probably remind you the city of Barcelona. It deserves a visit.
  • If you're in Vilnius then you have to stop by to see this magnificent structure. It's remarkably stunning!