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Bazilijonai Gate

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The Gate was designed by J.K. Glaubicas in 1761. The top of the Gate is marked with the Holy Trinity. Historically, the Gate is a part of the Holy Trinity Church and the Bazillion Monastery ensemble; however, it can be treated as a separate architectural monument because of its uniqueness and splendid baroque shapes. The height and the volume of the gate make it one of the largest in Lithuania (height – 19.7 meters, width – 10.8 meters).

The Gate hides the territory of the former Bazillion Monastery, where the Church of the Holy Trinity (built in the 16th century) still stands. The architectural features of the Church reflect the influence of the byzantine and gothic cultures that were supplemented with baroque features (that is, baroque towers were built) by the architect J.K. Glaubica in the 18th century. In the 19th century a part of the Monastery was turned into the prison, where Vilnius University students – philomaths were held: A. Mickevicius, I. Domeika. Their names are encrypted in the memorial plaques. A fighter for freedom S. Konarskis was also imprisoned here. There was a printing house in the Monastery, established in 1596. The very first eastern Slav ABC book was published here (author L. Zizanius).

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