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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  • A small but very beautiful gothic church. At one time liked Napoleon Bonopartu. When construction was used by 33 kinds of bricks. Inside, however, the temple looks modestly. Nearby is the District.
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  • The Church, like most other churches, not once burned, destroyed and used for other purposes. His first version (wood), supposedly was built at the end of the 14 century. Look, extant, the temple has gained in 18 century. Interesting fact-when building made of brick 33 different shapes.
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  • for Vilnius more characteristic Baroque style, and here is the beautiful gothic with Baroque superstructure. Looks beautiful and funny
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  • 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.
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  • Astonishing and beautiful church in gothic style
  • 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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