St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Vilnius
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St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Vilnius

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St. Peter and St. Paul's Church in Vilnius (Lithuanian: Šv. apaštalų Petro ir Povilo bažnyčia) is a Roman Catholic church located in the Antakalnis neighbourhood of the city. Its interior has masterful compositions of stucco mouldings by Giovanni Pietro Perti and ornamentation by Giovanni Maria Galli of Milan, and is considered a Lithuanian Baroque masterpiece.

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by Jonas Nosalis, 50 meters away

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by mantas talmantas, 250 meters away

Saules Cemetery

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by Dan OrLove, 960 meters away

hata

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by Jonas Nosalis, 970 meters away

H: Pilies Bridge

by Jonas Nosalis, 1.0 km away

Pilies Bridge

I: Parko Bridge

by Jonas Nosalis, 1.1 km away

Parko Bridge

J: 2013 09 21 Vilnius Neris Lygiadienis HDR

by Aleksandr Reznik, 1.1 km away

2013 09 21 Vilnius Neris Lygiadienis HDR

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