Medieval Corner of Vilnius and City Park

Medieval Corner of Vilnius and City Park, Vilnius, Lithuania (B)

If you visit Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, most guides will take you to a small but really beautiful Medieval church of St Anne’s, which has become one of the symbols of the city. Most visitors will take a few pictures here and immediately head back to the main crowded Old town street. But, if you spare a bit more time, you can spend the whole afternoon enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of this Medieval corner of Vilnius.

Spoiler alert! A tour of Vilnius Old Town can sometimes feel like one big Catholic church crawl and this (small) Medieval corner will be no different.

It's just that churches and monasteries were built from more durable materials and are some of the few buildings that somehow survived tumultuous historical events to our day. Today they are some of the rarer tangible examples of Lithuanian history, art and architecture.

So once you find St Anne's Church following your guide (human or otherwise), first you’ll notice the impressive red brick façade, a unique example of late Gothic style in Lithuania. Did you know that in order to create this facade the builders used 33 different shapes of bricks? ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Medieval Corner of Vilnius and City Park
Guide Location: Lithuania » Vilnius
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Vytene Laucyte
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • St Anne's Church
  • St. Bernardine Church
  • Church Heritage Museum
  • Bernardine Garden