Pažaislis Monastery


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Pažaislis Monastery

This ensemble is regarded as the most beautiful Baroque-style landmark in the Baltic states, nestled in foresty Kaunas Reservoir. The church and abbey were built for Camaldolese monks in the 17th century, under the supervision of Italian masters from Florence. Its on-site museum offers educational classes and a small cinema. The monastery is home to about 140 frescoes of varying sizes, including the famous painting of the Mother of Fair Love, which was presented to Kristupas Zigmantas Pacas, founder of the Pažaislis Church, by Pope Alexander VII in 1661.

Useful Information

  • Address: T. Masiulio 31, Kaunas
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  • Phone: +370 37 458 868
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  • Address: Open 10:00–16:30, Sat 10:00–15:00. Closed Mon, Sun

Do & See

Abundant in beautiful landmarks and interesting museums, Kaunas has a remarkable cultural heritage that celebrates Lithuania's eventful history.