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Gate of Dawn, Vilnius

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The sole surviving example of the five gates that once ringed and protected Vilnius, Gate of Dawn represents the site of a Renaissance chapel and one of the main entrances to the historical city center. Originally built during the first two decades of the 16th century, the gates from outside the defensive city walls appear as an imposing and solidly built tower. On the reverse side, however, the gate frames an ornate church straddling the tunnel. Peer through the windows to catch a glimpse of the chapel within. Climb up to the chapel via the door located next to the gate to view an intimate prayer room complete with a gilded icon of the Virgin Mary, meant to bless visitors and travelers alike. Take note that Mary is depicted alone, rather than holding Jesus. To visit Gate of Dawn on your holiday in Vilnius, and find out what else Vilnius has to offer, use our Vilnius.
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  • Visiting the gate of dawn takes maybe 20 minutes. Go inside and experience the old polish women praying in front of the madonna. When we were there, a priest came out to take confessions. On a whole.....  more
    Visiting the gate of dawn takes maybe 20 minutes. Go inside and experience the old polish women praying in front of the madonna. When we were there, a priest came out to take confessions. On a whole.....  more »
  • A nice gate which houses a pleasant chapel with an historic icon. If coming from the train station as we were dont be put off by the exterior side of the gate. It looks far better from the inner... 
    A nice gate which houses a pleasant chapel with an historic icon. If coming from the train station as we were dont be put off by the exterior side of the gate. It looks far better from the inner...  more »
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  • Holy, sacred place!
  • Amazing place to visit!!!

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