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The Orthodox Church of St. Parasceve (Pyatnickaya) was the first church in Vilnius which was made of stone. It was built in 1345 on the site of a pagan temple.

In 1705, the African prince Abram Petrovich Gannibal who is the great-grandfather of Alexander Pushkin was batised here.

After major fire damage in WWII, the church was completely reconstructed in 1949. During the Soviet era it was used as a museum of painting.

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The Orthodox Church of St. Parasceve is situated right in the touristy heart of Vilnius' old town, where the pedestrianised streets Pilies and Didzioji meet.

Address: Orthodox Church of St. Parasceve, Didzioji 2, Vilnius

Address: Didzioji gatve 2

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  • Written Sep 23, 2011
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