Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), Vilnius

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Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika) represents the center of Catholic faith in Lithuania and serves as one of Vilnius' most notable buildings, particularly since it is also the resting place of the country's patron saint, St. Casimir. Built in 1783, the cathedral underwent a period of renewal after Lithuania's independence and nowadays has been restored to its former glory. Its entrance, complete with massive columns, statues, and a tower, dominates the surrounding square. Explore the cavernous interior of the church, decorated with carved-stonework ceilings, moldings, and murals. View the metal tomb of St. Casimir, one of the centerpieces of the structure. Don't miss the chance to visit the underground chapels, dedicated to different figures and a site of worship dating back further than the building itself. Here you have the opportunity to see the oldest surviving fresco in Lithuania. Make Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika) part of your personalized Vilnius itinerary using our Vilnius trip website.
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  • Highlight of Vilnius, just sit down on a bench and let it sink in. It's a beautiful tower and building. Absolutely loved it  more »
  • Not the most spectacular I've seen, but nice enough. Nice that it's free to go in there, if not I would felt cheated. Worth seeing if you are at that end of town anyway, but not so great that you...  more »
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  • Beautiful cathedral. I attended the holy mass on Christmas Day and the atmosphere was joyful and respectful. The building is majestic and it’s walls encompass the rich history of this beautiful country
  • The Cathedral Square area is one of the popular spot of Vilnius. The street has beautiful building around and surely an awesome place to take a walk along at any time of the day. The area also has some popular restaurant and pubs to binge on.
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