Detail Of The Pediment Of Vilnius Cathedral , In Lithuanias Capital , Showing Th ...
Stockphoto ID: 1612686
File name: Vilnius_-_cathedral_-_3_PD.jpg
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Description: detail of the pediment of vilnius cathedral , in lithuanias capital , showing the statues of st . stanislaus , st . helen and st . casimir . the original cathedral was built in the 13th century on a pagan worship site . over the centuries , it was changed and rebuilt many times until it acquired its current 18th century neoclassical style . it was used as a warehouse in soviet times and was returned to the catholic church in 1990 . st . casimir , the son of a lithuanian king and patron saint of lithuania , is buried there . vilnius historic centre was declared a unesco world heritage site in 1994 for its preserved gothic , renaissance , baroque and classical buildings within its medieval layout . vilnius will be the european capital of culture in 2009 .