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St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Vilnius
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Considered perhaps the pinnacle of Baroque church architecture in Lithuania, St. Peter and St. Paul's Church offers visitors the chance to see a wealth of ornate decoration and more than 2,000 carved stucco figures. Finished in 1701, the church and its grounds are ringed by a high wall and several smaller chapels. Enter the main basilica to see its brilliant white interior replete with reliefs, paintings, and columns. Wander inside and explore the different chapels, connected along the perimeter of the building with a series of aisles. Watch for the skeletal statue of Death, a grim reminder of mortality included by the designers of the church, placed among statues of Jesus and other religious figures. For St. Peter and St. Paul's Church and beyond, use our Vilnius trip builder to get the most from your Vilnius vacation.
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  • The most beautiful church in Vilnius probably. It's not exactly in the Center but a short walk the walk and I can assure you that it is definitely worth a visit! Externally may look great but inside is absolutely a sight for sore eyes! Go there and you'll be pleasantly surprised!
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  • Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul is away from the old golroda, but certainly worthy of attention and spent time (and which in Vilnius distance?). Such an excellent example of the style of Baroque in Lithuania. The lush interior environment with all its notable details Church something reminded Roman temples (actually, the Italian masters, and participated in its finish). The construction of the Church was begun in the mid 17 century and lasted until the beginning of the 18th. What came out in the end-see for yourself, I recommend it.
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  • In the city that has many this an outstanding example of a Baroque Church.Plenty of paintings, sculptures and statues. 
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  • The church has a unique decor. Church have been built on the site of a site of worship to Milda, the pagan goddess of love, this breathtaking late Baroque. Containing over 2000 astonishing stucco mouldings representing miscellaneous religious and mythological scenes, of equal magnificence are the 20th-century altar containing a wooden figure of Christ.
  • Our tour in Vilnius does always include this amazing masterpiece of barocue from 17th century. More as 2000 sculptures inside, and good guide could speak more as 2 hours inside, if you would have speacial interest. Feel free to contact us.
  • It was named the most beautiful church from inside for a reason :)
  • This is a beautiful church. Unfortunately, a service was in progress when I visited, and I didn't want to be rude so I didn't go inside.
  • Probably the most beautiful church interior in Vilnius.