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St. Anne's Church, Vilnius
(4.7/5 based on 1,000+ 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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  • For me, this monument of architecture is notable for the fact that it was filmed in the legendary film adventure electronics.
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  • This church belongs to top 10 cherches in Villnius. Is great place for visiting or praying or just making foto. Is beautiful not only in day but also at night. Rdlecommend to visit it. 
  • Nalazi se u istorijskom centru Vilniusa koji je pod zastitom UNESCO. Definitivno je jedna od znamenitosti koju nikako ne treba propustiti. Gradjena je u 16 veku a spolja je oblozena plocicama sto joj ...  more »
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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!