Kaunas Cathedral Basilica (Lithuanian: Kauno sv. apastalų Petro ir Povilo arkikatedra bazilika) is a Roman Catholic cathedral basilica in Kaunas, Lithuania.
The exact date when the first Gothic style church dedicated to apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul, was built is unknown, but it was first mentioned in writing sources in 1413. The first parochial school in Kaunas at the St. Peter and St. Paul church was mentioned in 1473. The construction works were concluded only in 1624. The church greatly suffered from wars in 1655 and was rebuilt in 1671 and gained some Renaissance features. Only one of the towers was rebuilt after the fire of the roof in 1732. The internal decorations were funded by the King Stanisław August Poniatowski in 1771. The present day shape of the building is from 1800 renovation. The church was promoted to cathedral status by Pope Leo XIII in 1895. It received the Basilica title in 1926, when the Diocese of Samogitia was reorganized into the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kaunas by Pope Pius XI. The cathedral, being 84 m long, 28 m height and 34 m wide is the largest Gothic church in Lithuania. The Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, built in 1895, is an independent extension of the southern nave with carved wood furnishings in the neo-gothic style.
Kaunas Cathedral Basilica
The Tower of the Kaunas Cathedral Basilica
Kaunas Cathedral Basilica
The main altar was made by Tomasz Podhajski in 1775. Samogitian bishop Motiejus Valančius is buried in the underground vault of the cathedral. There is also a Neogothic mausoleum of Maironis near the wall of the chapel. Kaunas Cathedral Basilica was included into the Registry of Immovable Cultural Heritage Sites of the Republic of Lithuania in 1996.
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tedesse (25133) 2012-04-02 1:38
Piekny oltarz. Dobry POV, kolory i ostrosc.
Milego dnia zycze
Zengi001 (2577) 2012-04-02 1:44
A very good low level POV, a well balanced composition. Well done.
jhm (139244) 2012-04-02 3:53
Thank you very much for your interesting note.
A splendid interior picture, taken with a very high quality.
A lovely architecture image, truly an artwork
Technical a very well picture with pleasant colors.
I like the enlightenment and the spectacular light management totally.
Lovely depth and perspective, splendid done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
Sonata11 (33251) 2012-04-02 4:35
kolejne piekne zdjecie. Wnetrze tego kosciola, przede wszystkim olatrz jest udarzajaco piekny. Przepeikne onnamenty ktore zawsze mnie zachwycaja. Piekne zdjecie. Gratulacje.
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-04-02 10:38
Very intersting note and composition..very skillful indoor capture with excellent light management and clarity..good job!
sabermonajati (9549) 2012-04-02 21:03
amazing place with excellent design you captured.
kordinator (17624) 2012-04-02 23:03
I spend very little time on the net.
Preparations are underway to welcome the brother of Paris.
He was not at home about 4 years.
For two weeks is our greatest Orthodox holiday of "The Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ."
Amazing colors,excellent light and sharpness.
This image is fantastic.
I like a lot your works from various churches.
Great photo job.
All the best my friend
abmdsudi (43560) 2012-04-03 9:02
Another great indoor shot. Excellent, expressive composition and pov, the elements work together with very effective treatment. Lovely clarity under natural lighting, wonderful soft shadows and bags of detail. This is beautifully done; a very striking and harmonious. Well done, TFS
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (85565)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-06-05
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya HMC SUPER UV M77
- Exposure: f/8, 1/1.25 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-02 1:11