Vilnius Cathedral

Vilnius Cathedral is the main Roman Catholic Cathedral of Lithuania. It is situated in Vilnius Old Town and it is one of the most attractive places for the tourists. The coronations of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania took place in its predecessors.

Vilnius Cathedral is the main Roman Catholic Cathedral of Lithuania. It is situated in Vilnius Old Town and it is one of the most attractive places for the tourists. The coronations of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania took place in its predecessors.

Inside crypts and catacombs there are interred many famous people of Lithuania. The Lithuanian King Mindaugas built the original cathedral in 1251 after his conversion to Christianity. The cathedral was destroyed and rebuilt a lot of times. Behind the cathedral there is big cathedral square. This square is very attractive to young people who come here to play foot bag and etc. There is a “lucky pavement brick” between cathedral and cathedral clock tower. It is believed that you must come on that brick and turn around and your dream will come true.

written by mantozauras on 2008-10-20 in #world #locations #cathedral #heritage #vilnius #architecture #history

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