Zapyškis Church is an early Gothic church built between 1530 and 1578, which is also depicted in town's coat of arms. It is the oldest rural church in Lithuania and one of the few brick-made Gothic buildings.

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Founded: 1530-1578
Category: Religious sites in Lithuania

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