Vilnius - Lithuania heart
Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania. This town is known as the largest and the finest town in the country. MORE
Vilnius is really important historical, cultural and academic hub of Eastern Europe. MORE
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).