Shrine of Divine Mercy


Built in the Gothic style in the 15th century, then rebuilt after a fire in the 18th, this single-nave church contains an image of the vision in which Jesus appeared to St Faustina Kowalska. Originally dedicated to the Holy Trinity, it was reconsecrated and devoted to the Divine Mercy in 2004, having been abandoned during Soviet times.

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1. Church of the Holy Spirit

0.03 MILES

This splendidly ornate late-Baroque church dates to the time of Grand Duke Vytautas, in the early 15th century. The fanciful interior, with its lavish…

2. Gate to Small Ghetto

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This was once the entrance to the main Jewish quarter, which lay in the streets west of Didžioji gatvė. Today only street names like Žydų (Jews) and Gaono…

4. Site of Great Synagogue


The Great Synagogue of Vilna, built in the 1630s on the site of an earlier synagogue, was destroyed by the Soviets in the 1950s, after the Nazis had a go…

6. Site of the Strashun Library


Once one of the world's largest and most important collections of rabbinical and other Judaic writing, the Strashun was looted and destroyed by the Nazis.

7. Presidential Palace

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The Bishops of Vilnius’ Palace in the 16th century, this classical edifice now houses the president and chancellery. It gained its current Russian empire…