A guide to Vilnius Archcathedral Basilica of Saint Stanislaus and Saint Ladislaus - Panevezys County Gabriele Petkevicaite-Bite Public Library

A guide to Vilnius Archcathedral Basilica of Saint Stanislaus and Saint Ladislaus

A guide to Vilnius Archcathedral Basilica of Saint Stanislaus and Saint Ladislaus

Vilnius Archcathedral Basilica of Saint Stanislaus and Saint Ladislaus is one of the earliest and most important Catholic temples in Lithuania. The historical and spiritual significance of the cathedral, which served the believers without interruption from the Christianization of Lithuania in 1387 to the middle of the twentieth century, and which was returned to them in 1988, is witnessed by the magnificent chapels endowed by nobles, masterpieces of painting, sculpture and goldsmith’s art from various periods, several dozens of memorial plaques, tombstone monuments and epitaphs.
A Guide to the Cathedral Basilica of St Stanislaus and St Ladislaus in Vilnius expands our acquaintance with the cathedral’s rich historical heritage and presents the history of the inseparable part of the cathedral – the bell tower – and its current exhibition.