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Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter and Paul

Kaunas Archdiocese

Kaunas  +37037324093 

Kaunas is the second largest city of Lithuania. Kaunas Cathedral Basilica of the Apostles St. Peter and Paul is one of Lithuania’s oldest and largest sanctuaries. Also it is the country’s only gothic church of basilica form. The building‘s monumental and rather severe appearance is the result of a mixture of gothic and renaissance architectural traits. In fact, the style of the current basilica is transitional between gothic and renaissance. Pilgrims are drawn by a 16th century painting of Our Lady of Sorrows.
Pope John Paul II visited Kaunas and Siluva, the famous Marian sanctuary of the archdiocese during his apostolic trip to the Baltic States in 1993. The altar of St. John Paul II with His relics is in Siluva. Pilgrims constantly visit this altar.
During Jubilee of Mercy nuns and lay people are on duty for conversation and pray at the Cathedral from 14 to 15 pm daily and from 15 to 21 pm - priests for spiritual conversation or confession.

Open Hours
The Cathedral is open 7:00-21:00

Times of Liturgical Celebrations
Sundays 8:00, 9:00, 10:30, 12:00, 13:30 (only during the school year), 18:00
Weekdays 7:00, 8:00, 18:00
Saturdays 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 18:00

Every day 9:30-18:00 in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament

Hours for Confession
Confessions are heard before Holy Mass and from 15:00 until 21:00

Other Information
MASS asking the Blessed Virgin’s intercession and protection
The 14th of every month at 11:00 (before Mass – the Rosary, after – the Litany of Our Lady)


Vilniaus str. 1, Kaunas, Lituania