Vilnius, Lithuania

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Lithuania, Vilnius

Lithuania, Vilnius

The preast of this church is my school friend Edvardas

priest Edvardas and my chool friends


St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church in Vilnius (Lithuanian: Šv. apaštalų Petro ir Povilo bažnyčia) is a Roman Catholic church located in the Antakalnis neighbourhood of the city. Its interior, has masterful compositions of stucco mouldings by Giovanni Pietro Perti and ornamentation by Giovanni Maria Galli1 of Milan, and is considered a Lithuanian Baroque masterpiece.

The church is a basilica built on a traditional cross plan with a lantern dome allowing extra light into its white interior. The freestanding columns of the main facade were used for the first time in Lithuanian ecclesiastical architecture. The inscription surrounding the base of the dome (Tu es Petrus et supra hanc petram edificabo ecclesiam meam et portae inferi non praevale buntadversus eam) is the same as that of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. The church is decorated with over 2000 religious depictions. The frescos are attributed to Johann Gotthard Berchhoff.[citation needed]. The female heads opposite the St. Augustine Chapel represent two sister nations: Poland and Lithuania.

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