Baroque

Church of St. Catherine

Vilnius is a capital city where there is a surprisingly big number of beautiful and historically as well as architecturally valuable churches concentrated. Church of St. Catherine is one of the main “exhibits” of Vilnius` church “collection”. It is famous not only for its` baroque and rococo forms, but also for amazing inside acoustics and brilliant music performances that here are often held.

Trinapolis Church and Monastery

In Vilnius Verkiai regional park there an old baroque ensemble of Trinapolis church and monastery is located. Everyone going down the Verkiai street pays an attention to a beautiful church decorating shores of Neris river. The two tower church and an oblong rectangular moanstery welcome visitors to go upstairs and admire the mistyc atmsphere around there.

Church of St. John

One of the most impressive baroque churches, located in Vilnius city which is also called the city of churches, is the Church of St. John. Beautifully integrated into composition of Vilnius University architectural complex it distinguishes in its architectural beauty and in including one of the highest structures in Vilnius Old Town – the bell tower.

Tytuvėnai Church and Monastery

Tytuvėnai is a little town located in North West Lithuania. Only a bit more than two and a half thousand inhabitants live there. The town is special for being a pilgrimage center where magnificent ensemble of Saint Mary the Virgin church and monastery stands.  Tytuvėnai Church and Monastery is an architectural masterpiece which is thought to be one of the most beautiful baroque monuments in North East Europe. Thus it attracts pilgrims from all over the world.

Ensemble of Pažaislis church and monastery

The ensemble of Pažaislis church and monastery is one of the most impressive architectural examples of late Italian baroque in North East Europe.  For this beautiful masterpiece now we should be thankful for the  Great Chancellor Krzysztof Zygmunt Pac of Grand Duchy of Lithuania who founded it in 1662.

The Jesuit Church of St. Casimir

In front of the Town Hall square, near the most attended  Vokiečių (German) and Pilies (Castle)  streets in Vilnius, the astonishing baroque masterpiece stands for more than 400 years already. It is the beautiful church of St. Casimir. It is not only a place to pray for congregation, but also a sanctum of sacral music and art.

 

St. Peter and St. Paul's Church

A church best representing baroque style in Lithuania is the St. Peter and St. Pauls` church in Vilnius, Antakalnis area. This church is well known for its impressive interior. According to a legend at the same place where the church stands nowadays there stood a temple for Milda, Lithuanian pagan goddess of love and matchmaking.

Vilnius University

Vilnius University is the oldest and the largest university in Lithuania established in 1579. As for a long time it was the only one university in Lithuania, it influenced Lithuanian society a lot. Nowadays it includes 19 academic subdivisions, almost 3000 employees and more than 23700 students in total. The Vilnius University is one of the most important educational institutions in Lithuania which has operated for more than 400 years already.

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