Church of St. Peter and St. Paul

This architectural gem of the city, dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul, surpassed its time by interior decoration, art historians claim. Fortunately for Vilnans and visitors of the city, the church is in an almost impeccable condition today, more than three centuries from the day when its founding stones were laid in 1668.

The Church of St. Peter and St. Paul was the first one to be built of stone outside the city walls. Until then, only wooden churches had been built on the outskirts of the capital. In other words, Pac chose a secluded corner of suburbs for a huge investment rather than a prestigious location in the city centre.

Next to the church, a spacious monastery for the Canons Regular of the Lateran was erected. Interestingly, at the beginning of its construction, the old wooden monastery housed no more than ten monks who lived there permanently. However, the most impressive part of this church is its interior, which has over three thousand white statues and figurines.

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