Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Vilnius



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The founder of the church was a Grand Hetman and Vilnius Voivode of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The 17th-century church’s façade is modest, however the interior is richly ornate with a number of stucco mouldings

The church was built to mark the liberation of Vilnius from Moscow (The 1655-1661 War) and the founder’s own escape from the hands of rebellious soldiers. The interior was created by the Italians G. P. Perti and G. M. Galli, who decorated it with more than 2,000 stucco mouldings

The chandelier was created in 1905 in Riga and represents the Biblical Noah’s ark


All photos are copyrighted by Vladislav B. Sotirovic

© Vladislav B. Sotirovic 2018

 
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