Siauliai Cathedral

Šiauliai, Lithuania

A Samogitian elder M. Kęsgaila built the first wooden church in Šiauliai in 1445. Later, the church was destroyed several times, burned down, until it got its present Renaissance appearance in the early 17th century. When pope John Paul II established Šiauliai Diocese, the church became a Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. The church is painted from inside and outside with two shades of white. The Cathedral is surrounded by a brick wall with small watch towers at corners and firing openings.

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Founded: 17th century
Category: Religious sites in Lithuania

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Hunter Hartford (3 months ago)
One of the main sights of the city.
Matty B (6 months ago)
An architecturally distinct church with a large white tower attached to a more standard church hall. The interior was similarly white, and delightfully filled with pink and purple lights.
Aivis S. (7 months ago)
Very interesting catholic church, which was partly destroyed during wars, but now reconstructed. Our visit target was to see church tower. Lucky, we were on the right time when lithuanian tourist group was there and guide allowed us to join them. Unfortunately, guide talking only in lithuanian language, but thanks to one girl, who was translating partly guide story. Tower climb starts with very old rock stairs, then comes reconstructed part with steel stairs. Up in the tower, placed a lot of bells. Big ones, and more than 20 smaller bells, which are unique and sings in different tonalities. Nice view over yhe city.
Mad Hoper (11 months ago)
Siauliai Cathedral please have look how beautiful looking this master peace standing for years in this city you can see it from far away this cathedral when you driving towards this city .
L (13 months ago)
It's really beautiful here, the echo is fantastic! I came here for a tour looking around, there were no lines, it was about 1pm when I got here.
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