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St. Anne's Church, Vilnius

#1 of 111 in Historic Sites in Lithuania
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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  • It's just so gothic. Napoleon wished to pick it up, place it in his palm, and return it to Paris. Nice idea, thankfully he did not do it and we still have this big yet tiny church. The age speaks...  more »
  • Vilnius is not short of churches, but this one is truly spectacular. 33 types of bricks have been used to create the lace like exterior. Get inside, the baroque carving are spectacular  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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