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. Make St. Peter and St. Paul's Church a part of your Vilnius vacation plans using our Vilnius vacation maker site .
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  • On the outside this church looks just nice, no big deal. Need to go inside, and o holy caw. It is the jaw dropping experience!!!! to see the thousand and hundreds of amazing ornaments with so many det...  more »
  • Really very nice Church, the Interior is completely white with more than 200 sculptures in stucco. It is remarkable and very nice, see
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  • The most impressive interior of the church because of the huge number of sculptures and frescoes with numerous characters.
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  • One of the most exquisite Baroque churches in Europe, totally worth a visit! A small tip: don't go during mass, unless you would like to sit and listen, as you won't be able to walk around freely and pay attention to all the marvellous details.
  • The church is beautiful, BUT it is amassed by hoardes of tour groups who come in to this sacred place and treat it as some museum with disregard for people praying. They are loud and obtrusive and on top of this they leave no donations. This is not a park. It is a place of worship. Please Lithuania show some respect. The church needs to be more active in restraining the groups and having them follow rules. Unfortunate.
  • One of the most beautiful Catholic Church in all Europe. Long time ago renovated outside, but the sculptures inside will make your stop breathing!
  • 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.
  • This church interrior could easily be in the top 10-20 in Rome or Venice, which is outstanding achievement.

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