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Gates of Dawn (Ausros Vartai)

Aushros Vartu g. 12, Vilnius 01303, Lithuania
212 35 13
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“virgin mary” (38 reviews)
“holy place” (15 reviews)
Aushros Vartu g. 12, Vilnius 01303, Lithuania
212 35 13
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Reviewed yesterday

This is definitely a must if you are exploring the Old Town. You'll see a bright blue archway marking the end of the Old Town. Look a bit closer and you'll see figures and candlelight through the open shutters above the street. A side door...More

Thank lonewolf44
Reviewed 2 days ago

Busy and flooded with tourists. At the edge of the old city is this famous gate. Nice entrance to the town. Beware of the cobblestones and the Height differences.

Thank Urspeter
Reviewed 5 days ago

At present, Gates of the Dawn are firstly and primarily a pilgrimage object as it holds one of the most important worship objects in Lithuania – miraculous icon of Virgin Mary, which is revered by catholics of Lithuania and neighbouring countries. So, if you come...More

Thank acorna
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not go Inside but the beautiful blue exterior caught our eyes. There were several people begging under the archway but were not intrusive.

Thank soccerrin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful way to enter the old town from the top end. It is surrounded by stunning churches all ornately decorated and is a very peaceful and pretty area

Thank Rachael951
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Gates of Dawn is at the top of Pilius Street and attracts many visitors. You can walk the stairs to make it to the chapel or actually catch a glimpse as windows are always open.

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is considered as a very holy site for locals and also Polish people. The entrance is on the side, where you can climb up through a hidden staircase to reach to the top.

Thank Tomahawk R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have mass in different languages just about every morning. We could see the faithful upstairs through the window, and the big madonna. Nice gateway to the city as part of a city tour.

Thank Jincognito
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is a nice thing to see, but it is a town gate and although there are some fine decorations, it is not an attraction to visit for itself- ok as part of the town tour.

Thank Vivienne W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is interesting as it is part of a church and also a gateway. I would not put in a class of "must see".

Thank Adventurers049
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12 December 2015|
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