Fodor's Expert Review Aušros Vartai

Vilnius Notable Building

The Aušros Vartai (Gates of Dawn) is the only one remaining of Vilnius's nine 16th-century gates. Beyond it to the right, a door leads to the Chapel of Our Lady of Vilnius, a room whose walls are covered with metal and silver hearts and that contains an icon of the Virgin Mary renowned for its healing powers. Many of the devout climb on their knees up the steps to this holy place, converted into a chapel in 1671 and remade in neoclassical style in 1829.

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Aušros Vartų 12
Vilnius, Vilnius County  Lithuania


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