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  • 2020-09-25

Church of St. Catherine and Former Benedictine Monastery



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It was built by the Benedictine Sisters near their convent. It acquired its present-day appearance after a great fire in Vilnius in 1737. The church has a rich interior decorated with stucco mouldings and artificial marble. Today the church is restored and adapted for concerts. It also hosts the International Christopher Summer Music Festival

Flanking the church on Vilniaus Street, a particularly elegant Chapel of Providence was erected in 1641 and rebuilt in 1746

The single-nave church has 9 magnificent Late Baroque altars and a pulpit


All photos are copyrighted by Vladislav B. Sotirovic

© Vladislav B. Sotirovic 2018

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