Duration: 4 h.
Distance: 10 km
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Duration: 2 h. Distance: 10 km

1) Augustine Monastery in Videniskiai

Duration of visit: 1 h.

Videniškiai is one of the most distinctive areas of the region. St. Laurynas church and Repentance (Atgailos) canons monastery testifies to the rich past of this village, an integral part of the Dukes Giedraičiai family...

During the tour of the Videniškiai monastery, you will be acquainted with the activities of the Giedraičiai family and their history in Videniškiai. You will learn about their influence on the development of the village. You will find out why the first White Augustinian monks arrived to Videniškiai and how the monastery looked like at the time of the thrive of the fellowship of the monks and what made the monastery special. You will have the opportunity to be acquainted with a rather rare subject in the province of Lithuania - the remains of the portrait frescoes of the senior of the monastery, their history and fate over the centuries. In a monastery you can try monks stew.

Exposure Visit Time: Tuesdays-Sundays 9am to 5pm 

 

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3) The Church of St. Laurynas, ensemble of the Canauninkai Monastery

Duration of visit: 1 h.

In the reign of the kanaunink monastery ensemble St. The church of Laurynas stands against the Videniskis triangle Town Square, which was formed back in the 16th century. In the eastern part of the church territory there are houses, wooden and masonry farm buildings, the former monastery garden.

XV - XVII century The Videniskiai farms belonged to Giedraitis. The first wooden church in Videniškiai built in 1549 Motieja Giedraitis worry. 1620 the present stone church and the two appeared tall masonry monastery. The church and monastery suffered greatly during the seventeenth century. in the middle of the year the war The church has been repaired for many times. 1884 update the altars. Once upon a time the monastery The ensemble was connected to the Giedraičiai manor in Zizyavia through the pond system.

St Lauryn's church architecture, especially the exterior, has a form of restraint. The church Renaissance, rectangular plan, with a 42 m high facade tower. Tower with two The later entrances form the church's porch. The second floor of the tower is equipped with an organ choir Inside the church in the 18th century In the first quarter, 5 baroque altars were built, as well as remained in the 17th century. paintings. In the fortified high part of the sanctuary, for the great altar, are built tombstones with the most important elements of the church history - the founder MM Giedraičius and the first monastery leader I. Žepnickis.

St Lauryn's church is surrounded by a stone masonry fence with glued arched gates. At the door
unveiled in the town of 650 anniversary stone.

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Duration: 2 h. Distance: 10 km