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Vilnius Cathedral, St. Casimirs Chapel

Vilnius Cathedral, St. Casimir's Chapel

Vilnius Cathedral was first built as a Christian church on the site of a pagan temple in 1251, although the current church dates mainly from the 18th century. It was closed by the Soviets in 1950 and intended to be used as a garage for truck repairs, but in 1956 it opened as a picture gallery. It was returned to the Catholic Church in 1989 and reconsecrated a year before Lithuanian independence.

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Kasia Guess17-Aug-2012 20:35
excelllent details, v.
Stephanie14-Aug-2012 14:32
Love the beautiful paintings amongst the white structure! BV