Very beautiful gateway into the city. Well worth a visit. Not too busy at this time of year either.The interior is very impressive.
Obvious from outside but little entrance door just inside Old Town not at all obvious but worth looking for and climbing steps inside to this place which has a special atmosphere and is very beautiful. On way out, step right into the church, which is also lovely, and again entrance is not obvious.
The church and its shrine are located at the top of a street that runs uphill through the old city centre. I saw pilgrims heading for the shrine climbing the stone staircase on their knees as a sign of humility. It is one of th oldest churches in the city and famed for the vast number of thanks tokens pinned... More
This sight is located in old town, near one of the gates on the exit from this central area. You just go through the gates, rise your head up, and see the icon of Maria and Jesus. If you are in the old town, you can see it, it is just 3 minutes walking by foot. But I was not... More
Since this gate is the only surviving one from the old town and it houses a chapel that contains an icon of The Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of Mercy, said to have miraculous powers. It has become a pilgrimage site for many and it is quite beautiful. If you are inside the old city, there is a door on the... More
I must admit to passing through the Gates of Dawn many times on my way into the Old City. This time I actually turned round and took a long look. It is the only remaining gate into what was the Old City of Vilnius and it is well preserved. It is interesting to take note of the many images above... More
The painting of the Virgin Mary is very much like the famous one in Poland which is also said to be a miracle working painting. I would go and see it. There is something special about it. It really doesn't take long and it is ranked #7 of 93 things to see in Vilnius. This is also a pilgrimage place... More
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