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Vilnius was always open to different cultures, customs, and nations and the many churches of the capital of Lithuania reflect this fact, adorning the medieval city's skyline.
Among all of these churches, I've chosen to upload one of the less known and photographed: the St. Catherine's Church and the Benedictine Nunnery.
Benedictine nuns arrived in Vilnius in 1622 and built a wooden church and nunnery, which was burned down by the Russians in 1655. In 1703, a stone church was rebuilt under the name of St. Catharine. However, after acquiring its present appearance after a reconstruction finished in 1773 by the architect, J. K. Glaubitz, the church was damaged in 1812 and again during World War II, but was restored again afterwards.
Now the building is in the baroque style with rococo decorations.

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