St. Anne's Church, Vilnius

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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. For St. Anne's Church and beyond, use our Vilnius trip planner to get the most from your Vilnius vacation.
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  • They say that Napoleon wanted to take her to Paris ... and can you blame him?!? beautiful church is chr externally and internally is definitely worth a visit
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  • Is the church a little walk from the city centre. Brick Church is a bit unusual, it made me think. Be honest when you are if that is not the Church look more memorable.
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  • Unlike the many other churches in the city this one stands out being made with red brick. Although it is quite small it catches your attention with its colour and Gothic architecture. It has a rich hi...  more »
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  • I thought I had been transported to France. A gorgeous example of Gothic architecture. The inside is very old feeling complete with Gothic arches. Beautiful.
  • St. Anne's Church is a Roman Catholic church in Vilnius' Old Town, on the right bank of the Vilnia River. It is a prominent example of both Flamboyant Gothic and Brick Gothic styles. St. Anne's is a prominent landmark in the Old Town of Vilnius that enabled the district to be included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.And it is one of the most interesting examples of Gothic architecture in Lithuania.
  • Small, cute and YOU JUST CANT TAKE YOUR EYES IF IT. I always take visitors here, they love it every single time
  • What a beautiful church, made of bricks in different shapes and sizes. I could stare at this edifice for hours, wish there is a cafe overlooking this marvelous structure.
  • It looks very delicately and poetically. There is a legend that Napoléon Bonaparte after seeing the church during the Franco-Russian War in 1812, expressed a wish to carry the church home with him to Paris 'in the palm of his hand'.
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