Christ’s Ascension church

Utena is the city on the north east of Lithuania. It is about one hour from capital Vilnius. Though Utena is a small city there are few churches here. The oldest and the most popular one is Christ’s Ascension church. This church is located almost in the centre of the city. You can see the roof of this church just entered to the city.

Utena is the city on the north east of Lithuania. It is about one hour from capital Vilnius. Though Utena is a small city there are few churches here. The oldest and the most popular one is Christ’s Ascension church. This church is located almost in the centre of the city. You can see the roof of this church just entered to the city.
This is the main history facts of this church:

In 1802 a wooden church of a very rare and interesting style was built in the same place. It was shaped like a cross and had two chapels. In 1879 a fire burned the church, the rectory and almost all Utena City. The present gothic style church was built from brick in 1882 and 1883. The church was built bigger, and nicer than the old wooden church, but the design was reminiscent of the old wooden one. 896,670 bricks were used. The belfry of the church is of a different style and is a little older.

Near the church you can find the oldest graveyard in the city. It is the final rest place for city celebrities and regular citizens also.

written by mantozauras on 2009-01-03 in #world #locations

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