"CHURCHES IN VILNIUS: Church of St. Archangel Micha" Church of St Michael and museum of architecture Tip by Sininen


Almost across the street from St. Anne's and St. Bernardine's is located the Church of St. Archangel Michael, which originally was built as a mausoleum for the Chancellor of the Grand Duchy Leo Sapieha. The construction was finished in ca. 1604 but already in 1627 the roofing fell in. It was rebuilt later. The church was renovated in 1663-73 after the war with Moscow. The church was closed in 1888 by the tsarist authorities and in 1905 returned to the Sapiehas. In 1933 both the church and monastery were renovated again. Since 1956 the church houses the Museum of Architecture.

I didn't go in to the church as I was feeling that I had had an overdose of churches by then!

Address: Sv. Mykolo St. 9
Directions: Near St Ann's and Bernardines churches

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  • Written Feb 25, 2006
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