Cathedral square

The cathedral square is one of the most impressive public spaces in Vilnius, Lithuania. It is dominated by the Vilnius cathedral (Vilniaus Šv. vyskupo Stanislovo ir Šv. Vladislovo arkikatedra bazilika) in neoclassicistic style which was opened in 1801. The 52 meters high bell tower is standing separately next to the building – which is typical for churches in the Baltic area. It plays an important role in Lithuanian history as the Grand Dukes were crowned and important Lithuanian personalities are buried here.

Behind the church you can find the palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania which was once connected to the church building. Since 2013 it is open to the public and contains a museum. From the cathedral square it is only a short walk to the presidential palace, to the river Neris, to the Gediminas tower and to the gedimino prospektas – the street full of bars and restaurants. It is therefore a good meeting point.

Cathedral square
St. Stanislaw

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