HILL OF CROSSES
- 2020 September 27
After the political adjustment the crosses were counted by enthusiasts from Šiauliai. They located 14 387 big crosses (1 112 from them…Read More
The Cathedral of St. Stanislav and St. Vladislav is the most important place of worship for Lithuania’s Catholics, and the venue for the country’s main Christian and national festivities.
In 1922, the Cathedral was granted the title of ‘Basilica’, by Pope Pius XI.
Many key figures in Lithuanian history are buried in the Sovereigns’ Mausoleum, which is located beneath the chapel of St. Casimir. Its vaults contain the remains of Vytautas The Great, the Grand Duke of Lithuania, and King Alexander of Poland. The vaults are not only restricted to kings, either – the two wives of Žygimantas Augustas, Queen Elisabeth of Austria and Queen Barbora Radvilaitė. The cathedral containing the ashes of King Vladislovas Vaza (Wladyslaw Vasa) are also buried here.
The cathedral’s original temple dates back to between the 13th or 15th century.
CRYPTS OF THE VILNIUS CATHEDRAL
English-speaking tours are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays at 4 p.m.
Ticket price – 4.5 Eur, discount ticket for school-age children, students, seniors – 2.5 Eur
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