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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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  • This church was a bit out of old town but worth it. The inside of the church is amazing. It is one of the prettiest ones I have seen.  more »
  • Absolutely gorgeous inside. But way too many other tourists. The viking ship chandelier was very surprising.  more »
  • Absolutely worth seeing Baroque church - top in Vilnius, although not in the Centre - incredible diversity of figures in white color
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful decorations inside, worth visiting.
  • 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.

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