The Belfry of the Cathedral Basilica in Vilnius



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Its foundations are superimposed on the remains of a square tower, one of the oldest brick buildings in Lithuania, whose bricks are bound in the pre-Cothis (Baltic) manner
An oval four-story tower with loopholes was built on these remains. Originally, it was a defensive tower of the Lower Castle
The underground square part dates from the 13th century, and the round part – from the late 14th century

All photos are copyrighted by Vladislav B. Sotirovic

© Vladislav B. Sotirovic 2019

 
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