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St. Anne's Church
St. Anne's Church

St. Anne's Church

Free admission
May–Sept 11am-7pm; Oct–Apr 5pm–7pm
Maironio gatvė 8-1, Vilnius, Lithuania, 01124

The basics

St. Anne's was built in 1501 atop the ruins of an earlier wooden church, and remains one of the Old Town's more popular landmarks. Napoleon Bonaparte reportedly loved the quaint worship space (though his troops destroyed its stained glass windows), and today it remains one of the city's oldest Gothic buildings. You can stop by St. Anne's Church on a walking tour or bike tour of the Old Town, and visit the plaza across from the church to enjoy a great vantage point on the intricately patterned, red-brick exterior.

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Full-Day Vilnius City Tour and Trakai Castle from Vilnius
Full-Day Vilnius City Tour and Trakai Castle from Vilnius
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We had a fantastic day with our guide, Inga. She was very informative and a great person. She picked us up from our Airbnb, and we went around Vilnius; visiting town hall, various churches, a holocaust memorial, and Trakai castle. She was very accommodating, and we learned a lot about Lithuanian history.
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Things to know before you go

  • Architecture fans appreciate the church's late-Gothic design details like flying buttresses, gargoyles, and grand vaulted ceilings.
  • Dress respectfully if you visit during mass, as the church is an active worship space.
  • Travelers report that the church is wheelchair accessible.
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How to get there

The most convenient way to visit St. Anne's Church is on an Old Town walking tour or city sightseeing tour. Group tours offer a great value, while private tours deliver the most flexibility and customizable itineraries. Panoramic walking tours, ghost tours, and even multi-day excursions are all options—since St. Anne's is a top Old Town attraction—though independent travelers can hop on the city bus. Several lines stop nearby.

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When to get there

Mass is typically held at St. Anne's Church seven days a week; weekday mass is held in the evenings, and Sunday mass is held in late morning or early afternoon. If you don't want to attend mass, you can stop by anytime to enjoy the building's exterior, and avoid crowds by skipping a Sunday visit.

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Exploring the Uzupis District

Just across the Vilna River from St. Anne's Church, visitors will find the bohemian enclave of Uzupis. Walk over the Bridge of Uzupis to visit the area's galleries, arts spaces, and historic sights like the Old Jewish Cemetery. The district declared independence from Vilnius in 1997, making it officially the Republic of Uzupis. Plan to visit on the district's Independence Day (April 1) for a quirky experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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