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St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Vilnius
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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A visit to this church is a must. I was on a guided tour and I was in awe when I first entered the church
This church does not look huge from the outside but it feels magnificent inside. As most structures in this side of Europe, the church was built centuries ago, mid 1600s. The impressive altar has a wo... read more »
We walked here from our hotel which was a pleasant walk. There were a lot of buses waiting outside so I knew we would be fighting crowds. The church interior is beautiful and white with many sculpture... read more »
Vilnius city tour
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.
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.
Waseem Abo Gazala
It was named the most beautiful church from inside for a reason :)
Probably the most beautiful church interior in Vilnius.
Awesome Views. Slick photo tour.
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