Roman Catholic church St. Anne at Vilnius in Lithuania

Roman Catholic church St. Anne
Roman Catholic church St. Anne is sited on the right bank of the Vilnia River at the old city Vilnius in Lithuania. Anne’s church is a famous example for both the styles of Flashy Gothic and Brick Gothic which is the prominent milestone for this old city of Vilnius enabling the region to be incorporated in the list of World Heritage sites of UNESCO. The first church in Vilnius was built of wood for Anna, impressive Duchess of Lithuania who was the first wife of Vytautas the Great.
Roman Catholic church St. Anne
The current brick cathedral was built on the initiative of Lithuania’s Grand Duke Alexander in 1495–1500 when the external of the church has remained about unchanged. St. Anne’s cathedral is part of an assembly comprising the greatly larger gothic cathedral of St. Francis and Bernadine as well as a monastery. Anne’s Church is constructed with a novel approach of red bricks. The main frontage designed in the flashy Gothic style of its most outstanding feature. Customary gothic elements and figures were used in exceptional ways; gothic archways are edged by rectangular elements leading the symmetrical and proportionate frontage creating the feeling of dynamism. The church was built including a nave and 2 towers using 33 special kinds of colorful clay bricks, tinted in red. The internal decorations are in the Baroque method…………

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