Vilnius The City of Churches

Discovering some of spiritual side of travelling. I grew up in a Roman Catholic devoted country and my faith and devotions are very strong. Living in Europe I came to realised that having faith is important. But whatever your religion, you practice it or preach it. In regards to travelling and meeting different people walks of life, you are more open and respects each others individuality. Religion is very sensitive topic that in most circumstances at any given time. Travelling around gives you more opportunity to see places of worship and believers. When im travelling Visita Iglesia is always on my agenda. The beautiful architectural buildings of Churches, Chapels, Mosques always fascinates me. The adoration of people who have faith is immensely important to me. I have been to different worship places, my heart lifts up when I visit, the solemnity gives you peace of your inner self.
I couldnt agree more about the fact that Vilnius is the City of Churches. This is like a place for pilgrimage, every corner in every street, in small alleyways theres always a church or chapel you will stumbled upon one for sure. I have loss count already, but through the photo essay let me take you for a day to roamed around Vilnius Visita Iglesia or Church visit.

Vilnius Cathedral

The neoclassical Cathedral is the main Roman Catholic Cathedral and considered the heart of the catholic spiritual life in Lithuania. It is centrally located in Vilnius Old Town.
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Saint Nicolas Church
The church is built in the Old Town of Vilnius. It is regarded as the oldest surviving church in Lithuania.
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Franciscan Church
It is also called the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It had a original gothic style that it has suffered several fires and was then reconstructed in baroque style.

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Choral Synagogue
It was built in 1903 by architect D. Rosenhaus, its almost square plan and cubic volume shaped crowned in traditional dome. It is the only remaining of the more than 100 synagogue in Vilnius.  Vilnius was once regarded as the Jerusalem of Lithuania.

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Church of All Saints
A baroque and classical altar designed by M. Knackfuss in 1778

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Gate of Dawn and Miraculous Mary

The chapel of Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn. It is housed of the Miraculous painting of Virgin Mary.
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St. Theresa Church
Is one of the earliest baroque style in Lithuania. Its high altar is one of the most amazing impressive in Lithuania.
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Russian Orthodox Church of Holy Trinity
It is where the relics of the three St Vilnius Martyr Anthony, Jihn and Eustathios. You will find the relics of the saints rest in the shrine located at the center of the church. The only Baroque Orthodox Sanctuary in Lithuania.

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Basilian Gate
An example of Vilnius Roco architecture designed by J.K Glaubiltz and was built in 1761.

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Church of Holy Trinity
A gothic Architecture church built in 1514 Byzantine style.

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St Casimir Church
One of the first baroque churches in Vilnius.

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Shrine of Divine Mercy.
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35 thoughts on “Vilnius The City of Churches

  1. I was also raised as a Catholic in a Catholic country but these days the only thing I find appealing about religion are the amazing architecture styles of the religious buildings. Here I especially loved the brick facade one, very unusual use of materials for a church — or at least I have never seen one like that before.

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  2. I’m not a religious person, but I love visiting churches and spending time there. I love the silence and the peaceful atmosphere. It allows me to take a break from all the wandering around the city and be thankful for the opportunity to be there.

    I remember when I visited Bruges and spent more time inside all the churches there than walking through the city. I think you’d love there. Have you been?

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    • Oh yes I love Bruges too I been to few churches there, actually been following the sphere everytime I look up the sky to disvover the churches πŸ˜‰ it was cool getting lost and finding a nice spot or church there.

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