Since the second half of 16th century until 1624 Liškiava church belonged to Protestants. In 1677 a wooden church was rebuilt, and in 1697 the entire town was donated to the Dominican Order. In 1699–1741 a Dominican monastery and in 1704–1720 a brick Holy Trinity church was built in the town. After the partitions of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1795, it was forbidden to accept new monks to the monastery. Since 1852 monastery was reconstructed into living quarters and parsonage. After World War II the building became a school. 1947–1977 it was a recreational base of sartorial factory Lelija.

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Founded: 1704-1720
Category: Religious sites in Lithuania

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Dalia Šeštokienė (2 years ago)
Ši graži bažnyčia alsuoja senove. Įkurta nuostabioje Liškiavos vietoje ant Nemuno kranto. Vaizdas nepakartojamas žiūrint žemyn - kelio vingis , pušynas ir Nemunas. Čia tikrai nuostabu ir reikia tai pamatyti
Ramūnas Baltramonaitis (2 years ago)
Kam įdomūs istotiniai objektai - patiks. Man lankantis buvo remontuojama. Trūksta įdomių/patrauklių objektų.
Mindaugas J (2 years ago)
Amazing place, beautiful nature. Could not rate higher as our group has not been let for viewing. Advance booking recommend.
Monika Bijeikytė (2 years ago)
Nice place with great view to Nemunas.
Rytis Valenta (3 years ago)
Beautiful
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