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  • Address: 10 Maironio Street
  • Hours: Open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Bernardine Church

As happened so often in Vilnius over the centuries, the imposing Church of St Francis and St Bernadine was built on the site of an earlier wooden church and originally formed part of the city’s defensive walls. It was built in the early 16th century as the dedicated church of a Dominican monastery nearby and is a curious mix of Gothic and Baroque styling with a multi-colored brick upper façade. Completely overshadowed by the Gothic pinnacles and spires of St Anne’s Church immediately in front of it, the Bernadine Church nevertheless had one of the finest interiors in Vilnius. It survived several fires and the ravages of war with Russia relatively intact until the Soviet occupation of Lithuania began in 1944 and the ornate interior was destroyed. Now as restoration work is in progress, the church’s 14 intricate altars, the oldest crucifix in the country and the splendidly ornate carved wooden lecterns and pulpits are slowly coming back to life.

The Bernadine Church sits tucked behind the decorative Gothic St Anne’s Church, and together with the Neo-Gothic bell tower and the monastery close by–which now houses the Vilnius Art Academy – the three buildings form the Bernadine Priory.

Practical Info

The Bernardine Church is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mass takes place every day at various times beginning at 7:30 a.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. on weekends. Admission is free.

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Private City Tour of Vilnius

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See Cathedral square, Gediminas avenue till Parliament (KGB muzeum, Lukiskiu square, street history), Barricades near Parliament and Green bridge.

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours

From USD $33.55

Vilnius City Bike Tour

A bicycle tour is probably one of the best ways possible to get to know a new city. By bicycle, you can travel a lot farther than on foot, but still ...  Read more

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Vilnius City Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

See the best that Vilnus has to offer.

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $24.60

Private Vilnius Old Town Walking Tour

This private walking tour starts at the very heart of Vilnius - the Valley of Shventaragis and finishes at the miraculous image of the Madonna in Gate of Dawn.

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $13.42

Small-Group Vilnius City tour

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Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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