Telsiai Cathedral, Telsiai

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The Cathedral of St. Anthony of Padua (Telšių Šv. Antano Paduviečio katedra) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Telšiai, Lithuania, seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Telšiai.
The history of the church dates back to 1624 when Deputy Chancellor of Lithuania Paweł Stefan Sapieha established a Franciscan monastery and built a wooden church on the Insula hill in the centre of Telšiai. A new spacious brick church was constructed between 1762 and 1794. The tower was built in 1859. In 1893 architect Piotras Serbinovičius designed the fence and gates of the churchyard.
After the establishment of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Telšiai in 1926, the church became a cathedral. Three Bishops of Telšiai, Justinas Staugaitis, Vincentas Borisevičius and Pranciškus Ramanauskas, are buried in the cathedral's tomb.
The cathedral reflects features of Baroque and Classicism. Its plan is rectangular. It has one tower and a three-wall apse. The cathedral's nave is bordered by two aisles, separated by piers. Artist Jurgis Mažeika designed seven altars.
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  • You'll notice the Samagotians in Telsiai. The story was impressive. Telsiai's revival with tourism is very impressive.
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  • Never thought that Samogitia has such majestic church. So nicely decorated inside. With great interest read all the names of bishops who ruled. Many of them are from well known Lithuanian noble famili...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful churches in Samogitia, great views from the top of the tower.
  • Best place to play 'pig' ball game, because there are squares always ready to be played in!
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