Lithuania Sights

Arkikatedra Bazilika

  • Katedros 1
  • Vilnius
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 11/19/2012

Fodor's Review

Vilnius's main cathedral, Arkikatedra Bazilika, has been a national symbol for centuries; inside is the dazzling 17th-century Chapel of St. Kazimieras. Originally a temple to Perkūnas, one of Lithuania's many pagan gods, the building became a church in the 13th century, when Lithuania converted from paganism to Christianity (the last European country to do so). The cathedral was used for other purposes under Communism; the church reclaimed the cathedral in the 1980s.

Sight Information

Address:

Katedros 1, Vilnius, Vilnius County, Lithuania

Phone:

5-2611127

Sight Details:

  • Daily 7–7

Updated 11/19/2012

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