Ausros Vartai (The Gate of Dawn)

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This 16C gate leading onto the Minsk road is the only one to survive of the nine that once served the capital. It has two very different faces; its sober external façade is surmounted by Vytis, a white knight and two griffons, the emblem of Lithuania. On the north side, a window reveals the luminous miraculous icon of the Virgin, painted in 1620 on oak panels. Housed in the chapel of the Virgin Mary, the black-faced Madonna of Vilnius is represented without the Child in a habit of silver gilt.

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Ausros Vartu Street
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For lovers of ecclesiastical
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Church of the Holy Spirit
Church of the Holy Spirit
Built in an early Baroque style, the
0:15
Didzioji Street
Didzioji Street
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