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St. Anne's Church, Vilnius

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#1 of 115 in Historic Sites in Lithuania
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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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  • This is a great brick Gothic cathedral. The interior is nice but the exterior is what is really enjoyable. 
    This is a great brick Gothic cathedral. The interior is nice but the exterior is what is really enjoyable.  more »
  • 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. 
    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 »
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  • This was far & away the most beautiful landmark I came across during my time in Vilnius. Even after seeing about a bazillion European cathedrals/ churches/ chapels, etc…this one stands out. They apparently used 33 different varieties of bricks (colors, textures, shapes & sizes) to create a sort of “flaming” facade. Come near sunset on a clear day, & be rewarded with a true sight to behold.
  • A 520-year-old Gothic church, built of red bricks. Outside there is a small tipi tent with wooden beams that warm the tent and the atmosphere. The church is functional and has a partner activity, in addition you can enter and be impressed by it. Highly recommended

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