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Address: Aushros Vartu g. 12, Vilnius 01303, Lithuania
Phone Number:
212 35 13
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Sacred place of faith

A must see in Vilnius. To watch the silver hearts and the holy place. And also to breathe the faith of the people praying here. Silence and admiration

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see in Vilnius. To watch the silver hearts and the holy place. And also to breathe the faith of the people praying here. Silence and admiration

Thank Archi B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another one of the holy sites in Vilnius - the only remaining gate to the old town. The Black Madonna is located in the small room above the gate accessible from a side entrance via a set of stairs. Interesting to look at but not special. The place is very crowded with people praying.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gates of Dawn is beautiful. It is situated at Ausros vartu 12 at the upper part of the Old Town. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The is located at the upper end of the old city it is located beside a beautiful church. It is inspiring to see devoted Catholics visit the shire and feel it's power. For non-Catholics, it is a beautiful cultural artwork.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The only remaining original gate into the city. There is a chapel above the gate in remembrance of the Virgin Mary. Pretty unique and should be on everyone's itinerary if walking in the city.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

It's a beautiful place and very unusual "street-church" (church under the open sky), religiuos people believe in power of icon of St. Maria and come there to pray and ask for their wishes come true. When their wishes fulfil, they come back and leave a silver sign (heart, leg, arm, etc), that decorate the holy icon and the interior.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

A highly ornate altar to the Virgin Mary in an arch above the sole remaining gate to the city. Entrance is not obvious. It's down the hill to the left as you look up at the Madonna. Worth a visit for three reasons. To see the ornate altar itself. Because Pope John Paul visited it. And to note the number... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

One of our most memorable places in Vilnius, this Chapel is placed above the only survived gate from the original medieval city walls. It's in a small Chapel above the arched passageway and the entry is on a small left side door in the Old town side (before you enter the passage). The astonishing image of Blessed Virgin Mary is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Of all the cathedrals and churches that I have been to in Europe, this probably ranks as one of the most solemn. Situated above the gate into Old Town Vilnius, the elevation underscores its sacred place in Lithuanian religion, history and culture. This also allows for a spectacular view of old town. While it is extremely opulent, it is not... More 

Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The place is considered to be magical. The Maddona is venerated and believed to answer sincere prayers by sometimes providing miraculous recoveries or other miracles. Pray sincerely and donate generously. :)

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