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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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  • While not as easy to get to as other churches in Vilnius, this one had some amazing architectural details.  more »
  • Although it is difficult to access or the shorter, this church is great, not too bad from the outside, the inside is phenomenal, it's really to do, there is a lot to see. In addition, we are warm!
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  • Best to visit NOT on a Sunday, which we did; but even, the sculptures inside are the best I've ever seen in their multitudes. You don't need a guide or guidebook to marvel at the art this church conta...  more »
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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.