A Samogitian elder M. Kęsgaila built the first wooden church in Šiauliai in 1445. Later, the church was destroyed several times, burned down, until it got its present form – Renaissance style, one towered, with six wall apse. When pope John Paul II established Šiauliai Diocese, the church became a Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. The church is painted from inside and outside with two shades of white. The Cathedral is surrounded by a brick wall with small watch towers at corners and firing openings. On the southern wall of the building you can see a sundial and external lighting, which has several control programs. The lighting is switched on during all church and Šiauliai city festivities.
Aušros lane 3, LT-76294 Šiauliai, Lithuania;
Tel. +370 41 528077.
You can also visit: Ch. Frenkelis Palace, Museum of Bicycles, "Aušra" Museum
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- 2008.08.09 17:33:47 | Noreen Malone
- T=Don't miss the beautiful wood sculptures in the gardens outside the cathedral.
- 2012.09.04 06:20:40 | Nadeem
- Hope I haven't missed the ouivobs, but what are you going to Lithuania for? I mean, it's sure a very nice place, but it's rather far from the published route through Ukraine and Russia, one'd think you had a better chance of getting a suitable mobile plan in Kiev or Moscow, isn't it?In any case, wish you all the best for your trip, may the roads all be smooth and free!