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  • Address: Dominikonu gatve 8, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Hours: Daily 3pm–7pm

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Church of the Holy Spirit

A frenzied whirligig of Baroque ornamentation, the Church of the Holy Spirit was constructed at the beginning of the 15th century and is one of the most ornate of all Vilnius’s churches. Over the centuries and depending on who was ruling Lithuania at the time, it has been a Catholic church, a Dominican monastery, a parish church, a prison, and finally, today it is the Orthodox parish church of the Polish diaspora in Lithuania. 

Owing its present Baroque and rococo appearance to a facelift by architect Jonas Kristupas Glaubicas after a fire in 1749, the interior is a heady clash of colors, gilt, carved wooden pews, ornate lecterns, and bright sprays of flowers. The crypt contains the skeletons of nearly 2,000 bodies, thought to be a mixture of plague victims and fallen soldiers from the Napoleonic Wars in the early 19th century. However, most people visit to gaze in awe at the over-lavish internal decoration of the church, with its swags of marble, frescoes coating the walls, coats of arms, stucco, reliquaries and precious icons, its 16 altars and the monumental Casparini organ dating from 1776.

Practical Info

The Church of the Holy Spirit is open daily from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Polish mass takes place at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Mass takes place six times on Sunday. Admission is free.

Tours & Tickets

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Private Tour: Vilnius Panoramic Views Walking Tour through the Republic of Uzupis, Vilnius, null
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Private Tour: Vilnius Panoramic Views Walking Tour through the Republic of Uzupis

This private tour covers different panoramic views from locations around old town and a visit to the bohemian Vilnius district – the Republic of Uzupis, which ...  Read more

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

From USD $13.12
Vilnius City Sightseeing Tour, Vilnius, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Vilnius City Sightseeing Tour

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See the best that Vilnus has to offer.

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

From USD $24.06
Vilnius Private Tour: Uzhupis City Walking Tour, Vilnius, City Tours
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Vilnius Private Tour: Uzhupis City Walking Tour

Enjoy a private walking tour of Uzhupis (Užupis) in Vilnius - though this neighbourhood spans only two streets and an alleyway, you can spend an entire day ...  Read more

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

From USD $11.48
Private Vilnius Old Town Walking Tour, Vilnius, Private Sightseeing Tours
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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 $11.48

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