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Vilnius Private Tour: Uzhupis City Walking Tour
"Although Uzhupis (Užupis) is a vital neighbourhood in Vilnius City it beats to the rhythm of its own drum. As this neighbourhood is separated by a river from the old town it's name hails from a literal phrase “beyond the river” pronounced ‘Uzhupis’. Back in the day Uzhupis used to be a drowsy even rough neighbourhood but today it's an artists paradise and bohemian Vilnius getaway often compared to Montmartre in Paris or Kristiania in Copenhagen. Through the initiative of some Uzhupis residents
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Day Tour around Vilnius city and Trakai Castle
"Tour starts by discovering Vilnius old town: from classical Town Hall the small church of St. Anna - a gem of Gothic architecture old Vilnius University central Cathedral square. Then move to ""another"" republic of Lithuania - Uzupis area with its Angel and unique constitution. Church of St. Peter and Paul - one of the most beautiful catholic Church also be visited on the tour. After that you explore Vilnius surroundings - unique geological monument - Puckoriai exposure with its enchantin authentic Exile Memorial which reminds the painful part of Lithuanian history. Besides you visit literary Markuciai Manor
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Vilnius Private Tour: Uzhupis City Walking Tour
"Although Uzhupis (Užupis) is a vital neighbourhood in Vilnius City it beats to the rhythm of its own drum. As this neighbourhood is separated by a river from the old town it's name hails from a literal phrase “beyond the river” pronounced ‘Uzhupis’. Back in the day Uzhupis used to be a drowsy even rough neighbourhood but today it's an artists paradise and bohemian Vilnius getaway often compared to Montmartre in Paris or Kristiania in Copenhagen. Through the initiative of some Uzhupis residents
From EUR11.00

Basilian Gate Tips (6)

Holy Trinity Church

Walking through the magnificent rococo Basilian Gate you might be expecting something out of the ordinary. The gate is so impressive I mistook it at first for the famous Gates of Dawn. In fact I'd say the Basilian Gate is more impressive than that. But inside the gate the Holy Trinity Church is almost a ruin, left to rot and unrenovated. Still you can see in its cracked walls a hint that at one time this church was something special also, but for now it looks wholly unloved.

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antistar
Jul 14, 2012

Gate of Basilions

This gate you can see from Ausros vartu street and it is in baroque style. Entering it you will see yard with a big defensive tower and Gothic Orthodox church of Holy Trinity. This place is not yet reconstructed.

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Raimix
Dec 16, 2008

Basilian Gates

As you walk along Ausros Vartu Street this amazing structure immediately catches your eye with its charming late baroque form. Built in 1748 by J. K. Glaubitz, the Basilian Gates are decorated with a composition depicting the Holy Trinity and lead to the yard of Holy Trinity Church.
The first wooden church was founded on this site in 1347 to commemorate three martyrs, Antanas, Jonas and Eustakijus, who had been hanged on the hill there for converting to the Orthodox faith. According to one source, the present church and monastery date back to the 18th century and were built by the Basilians. Another source, however, attributes the construction of the new church to Duke Konstanty Ostrogski to commemorate the victory over the Muscovite army at Orsza in 1514. I wish I were a historian to know which is true.
At the beginning of the 19th century the southern wing of the monastery was converted into a prison. It was here that the Polish national bard Adam Mickiewicz was imprisoned for his participation in the independence movement. And where the insurgents of the November 1831 and January 1863 Uprisings shared his fate.

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Nov 16, 2007

Basilian Gate and Holy Trinity Church

The Basilian Gate and the Holy Trinity Church are part of an architectural ensemble which belongs to the Uniate Basilian monks (Greek Catholics).

The rococo-style gate was built in 1761 after designs of the architect J. K Glaubitz.

The Gothic Holy Trinity Church dates back to the early 16th century. Two rococo towers were added after a fire in the 18th century. The Soviets used the Church as a workshop and a prison.

The church especially is still undergoing massive restoration, both from the exterior and interior.

Directions:
The Basilian Gate and the Holy Trinity Church are situated at Ausros vartu 7b; near the southern end of Vilnius' old town. From the street you only see the gate which leads you to the church.

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Jul 22, 2007
 
 
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Basilians gate

This Rococo-style gate was built in the 18th century, and leads to the Basilian Monastery and the church of the Holy Trinity.
The gate has just been restored to its beauty, while both the church and the monastery still nedd some restoration.

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Carletto76
Nov 29, 2004

Rococco gate

When I passed by the building of Lithuanian National Philharmony I saw... look at my picture. The rococco Basilian gate was built in 1761 and was 17.9 m high (almost 6 store building nowadays). It looked so impressive that I had to go through it to discover Holy Trinity Church and Basilian Monastery behind (off the beaten path) - simply my recommendation!

Rococco style was born in France and was widely used in Europe in 18th century including for sure as I noticed Lithuania and Latvia (Riga).

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