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We were on a walking tour of the old town and had passed through the old city gate going into the old town. The tour guide told us to look up behind us and we were rewarded with a view of the Gate of Dawn...More
Exquisite iconic portrait of the Blessed Mother inside a chapel overlooking the street in the southern end of the Old Town. When John Paul was elected Pope in 1978, he secretly ordered his cardinal's hat to be smuggled into then-Soviet-occupied Lithuania and be placed before...More
At "Gates of Dawn" located at Aushros Vartu g. 12 Vilnius.
Well worth a visit both the church and the little chapel up the marble steps.
Worth a climb to see all the hearts on the walls.
It is obviously an important place of pilgrimage.
The space around the painting is cosy and people are trying to pray, so it felt a little awkward. The walls are covered in incredible metal hearts, but they don’t allow photography.
The church has some pretty stained glass windows and frescoes. Very peaceful with...More
The Gate of Dawn or Ausros Vartai is a city gates to the old town of Vilnius. It is one of the most important historical and religious monuments.
So it is definitely must visit when you are in Vilnius.
Plus on top of that you...More
Curiously, we nearly didn’t bother visiting, but I’m glad we did. The historical background to this place is fantastic. The cannon holes are mesmerizing. The chapel, tiny though it is, has all these lovely hearts all over the walls. Don’t miss it!