Cult buildings were built not only in large cities but also in small settlements. The initiators and clients of the construction were the Grand Duke, nobles and nobles, petty feudal lords, separate religious communities. During the Renaissance, small single parish churches and complex monastic ensembles (church, monastery dwelling house, outbuildings) were mostly built. The monastery ensembles, in addition to Renaissance elements, are rich in elements of Gothic or folk brick architecture. 17th c. pr. Baroque influence is felt in the Catholic churches, manifested in the splendor of the interiors and the theatricality of the rites.

This cognitive route is quite special in its sacral and architectural themes. Get acquainted with Lithuanian Bernardine, Dominican, Camaldolese monasteries and their amazing architecture.

This is a route of at least two days. It is recommended to travel by car along the route. Before planning your trip, please note that the estimated time indicated for the route is indicative and has been calculated for the distance from one object to another – the final time of the whole trip will depend on you and the time spent on each object. You can start the trip here.