Vilnius

Church of the Holy Cross

  Daukanto 1     13 Feb 2019

The history of this little church dates back to 1543 and the building of a chapel on the site to commemorate the martyrdom of a group of 14th-century Franciscan friars. Slowly added to over the centuries, including the attached Bonifratri Monastery, it's now mostly Late Baroque in appearance with a few Rococo flourishes and is the only church in Vilnius converted from an ordinary house. The interior's worth seeing if it's not locked, the most outstanding feature being the painting Holy Virgin Mother of Snow on the high altar.

Amenities

City centre location

Comments

Connect via social media
Leave a comment using your email This e-mail address is not valid
Please enter your name*

Please share your location

Enter your message*
Put our app in your pocket
Top
City Essentials

Download our new City Essentials app

download 4.5