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Church of Our Lord Jesus and the Trinitarian Monastery

The Trinitarian Church of Our Lord Jesus is situated north of the Sapieha estate, on the former possessions of the Sapiehas family. It was built by the efforts of Casimir Sapieha the Younger (1637-1720) in 1694-1717 [...]

St. Johns’ Church

St. John's Church in Vilnius was consecrated for saints having the name John. The first church was built soon after the Christianization of Lithuania in 1387 [...]

Alumnatas Courtyard

The buildings surrounding Alumnatas Courtyard held the papal spiritual seminary in the period from 1582 to 1798. The courtyard is located in the Monastery Quarter of Vilnius very close to the Old Campus of Vilnius University and Presidential Palace (Prezidentura). Alumnatas (the Greek Catholic/Uniate) Courtyard in probably the most impressive and beautiful courtyards in Old Town of Vilnius [...]

“Republic of Užupis”

The artists' community of Užupis (beyond the river) district of Vilnius has its own "Republic of Užupis" with a Constitution and holidays. The 24th Article of the Constitution, for instance, says that "Everyone has the right to understand nothing". The district is separated from the Old Town by the River Vilnia on three sides, and by a high hill on the fourth side [...]