Even if you are not a practicing Catholic, visiting a foreign country is likely to drop by one another church - after all, they can not only pray, but also to enjoy over the years accumulated works of art and the temple itself.
Portal Catholicsay.com accounted for 16 of the most beautiful churches in the world list. In the first place was a place of worship Lithuanian - St. Peter and Paul Church.
Baroque church unique - that for the first time in Lithuania's history of church architecture was used free standing columns. Vaulted gallery connects the church with the former three-story monastery. The church has 13 chapels, baroque marble baptismal font, built in the nineteenth century gilded Rococo pulpit, ship simulation chandelier.
Also two thousand stucco statues, frescoes, reliefs, religious paintings. Especially prized are St. Mary and Vilnius fever "paintings. Antakalnis in Vilnius St. Peter and Paul Church history begins in the 1431-1500 year, when the pagan goddess of love Milda temple site was built a wooden church. Later it burned. Instead rebuilt new, suffered during the seventeenth century. held in the war.
This way it is now, the church started in 1668 year by Polish architect Jan Zaoro project of Michael Casimir Pac funds. Subsequent historical events meant that the church has been repeatedly destroyed and restored. In addition, St. Peter and Paul's Church is one of the few churches in Vilnius, which was not closed Soviet occupation, although the hit - was flattened dome. 8th twentieth century. decade church fully restored.
After St.. Peter and Paul Church Catholicsay.com list drawn up by lining up the church: 2. The Virgin Mary's Basilica in Krakow, Poland 3. St. Francis of Assisi church in Prague, Czech Republic 4. St. St. Stephen Church in Budapest, Hungary