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St. Anne's Church, Vilnius

#1 of 111 in Historic Sites in Lithuania
Must see · Church · Tourist Spot
An ornate example of Gothic architecture within the historical city center, St. Anne's Church and its red brick spires represent one of Vilnius' most recognizable buildings. Originally constructed in 1500, the church survived multiple wars, conflicts, and 50 years of Soviet rule. Legend has it that the invading Napoleon found it so beautiful that he wished to send it brick-by-brick back to Paris for his own. Despite the outside, its interior is Baroque: keep an eye out for the ornate altar and carved wooden statues. Take in the sizeable stained-glass windows, high vaulted ceilings, and incorporation of the church's signature bricks into the arches themselves. For St. Anne's Church and beyond, use our Vilnius trip planner to get the most from your Vilnius vacation.
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  • A piece of art in the centre of Vilnius, perfect for that memoire photo and contemplation of a great achievement and death by envy from a king.  more »
  • Great gothic building, one of the most beautiful in Vilnius. Not too big, but beautiful both inside and outside.  more »
  • Magnificent church. Very impressive both as a structure as well as inside decoration. Definitely worth visiting. Overall Vilnius is amazing and very joyful to wonder around.
  • Yeah the temple is outstanding, unforgettable. And they had such a charming Christmas installation in the yard.

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