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St. Anne's Church Tours and Activities

St. Anne's Church
The decorative brick towers, rose windows and spires of this flamboyant late-Gothic church were finished in 1501, and today it is one of Old Town’s best-loved landmarks. 

The church was constructed on the site of an earlier wooden church first mentioned in 1394. St Anne's was designed by either Polish architect Michael Enkinger, who built a church of the same name in Warsaw, or the Bohemian Benedikt Rejt, who had a hand in building Prague Castle. Its ornate multi-patterned façade bristles with arcades, arches, flying buttresses and gargoyles.

Inside, the church’s single nave is surprisingly austere, with high vaulted ceilings and plain walls with little adornment except carved wooden pews and lecterns. Much of the original stained glass was destroyed by Napoleon’s troops when they were stationed here in 1812, despite the apocryphal tale that he apparently loved the church so much he wanted to "carry it home in the palm of his hand."

The freestanding, clumsy Neo-Gothic bell tower to the right of the main entrance to St Anne’s was an afterthought added in 1873; the church close by is St Francis and St Bernadine; together the three buildings comprise the Bernadine Priory.

Practical Info

St Anne's Church is open from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. in the summer months (May through September) and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. the rest of the year. Mass takes place Monday through Saturday at 6 p.m., and twice on Sunday at both 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Admission is free.
Address: Maironio gatvė 8-1, Vilnius 01124, Lithuania
Hours: May–Sept 11am-7pm; Oct–Apr 5pm–7pm
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Small-Group Vilnius Half Day City Tour

Small-Group Vilnius Half Day City Tour

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Discover baroque architecture and medieval history in Lithuania’s capital on this 3-hour small-group Vilnius city tour. Follow a guide along Vilnius’ pretty streets and discover top attractions including the Bernardine Church and Monastery, the Church of St Anne, Cathedral Square, the Presidential Palace and Vilnius University. Stroll along Gediminas Avenue, soak up the atmosphere in the UNESCO–listed Old Town and enjoy panoramic views over the rooftops from Subačius Hill. Along the way, gain insight into Vilnius’ culture and heritage, and learn what makes the city tick.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Vilnius Ghost & Legends tour

Private Vilnius Ghost & Legends tour

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Discover the dark side of Vilnius on an evening ghost walking tour with a private guide. Hear myths, legends, war stories and terrifying tales about the city as you explore its historical streets after dark. Learn about the life of a medieval executioner, and see sights like Vilnius Cathedral and Eustachy Wollowicz Palace.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Tour: Vilnius Panoramic Views Walking Tour through the Republic of Uzupis

Private Tour: Vilnius Panoramic Views Walking Tour through the Republic of Uzupis

Discover Vilnius during this 2-hour private walking tour through the Old Town and Uzupis district. Learn about the history of the city from your guide as you explore key landmarks like the Bastion of Vilnius, the Church of Bartholomew, Bekeasas Hill, and more. Then walk around the alternative Uzupis district and discover the artists who have called this area home since the 1990s and how they have defined the area.
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  • Free Cancellation
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Discover Vilnius on Private Tour and Enjoy Superb Views of Gediminas Castle Hill

Discover Vilnius on Private Tour and Enjoy Superb Views of Gediminas Castle Hill

Make the most of your visit to Vilnius. Discover the medieval heart of Vilnius on a comprehensive old town walking tour taking you to the superb views of the Gediminas Castle Hill. Highly professional private tour guides and fast-track admission to museums will make your trip to Vilnius a truly memorable one! • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance
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  • 4 hours
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Private Tour: All-Highlights of the Vilnius Old Town

Private Tour: All-Highlights of the Vilnius Old Town

4-hour walking tour of the Vilnius historic center. You walk along the streets of the old city, you will see Gate of Dawn, Church of St. Casimir, St. Anne's Church, Town Hall, Vilnius University, Church of St. Johns, Presidential palace, Vilnius Cathedral Square, Gediminas Tower, Gediminas Avenue, Lithuanian National Drama Theater, Lithuanian National Library, as well as a panorama of the city from the Gediminas Castle Tower.
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Vilnius Sunset Footbike Tour

Vilnius Sunset Footbike Tour

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Explore the variety of urban and natural landscapes of Vilnius in the most relaxed and informative yet still active way. On our footbike tour you will see some of the most important sights of the city like Cathedral, Gediminas-Castle, St. Anne’s Church, Vilnius University, explore artistic Užupis and cozy green areas of wooden Žvėrynas as well as reach the Parliament, former KGB Building and enjoy a pleasant forest ride though the largest park in the city Vingis. An expert guide will help you to discover some more of the hidden gems along the way and tell some history and insider stories about the city. Footbike is easy to handle, fun to ride and great to cover city distances.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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What are St. Anne's Church hours of operation?
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St. Anne's Church hours of operation: May–Sept 11am-7pm; Oct–Apr 5pm–7pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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