The bell tower of Vilnius Cathedral Basilica


(Lietuvių) Aušra Gvildienė, (Lietuvių) Aleksandras Gvildys
  • Katedros a. 2, Vilnius
  • Latitude:54.6857
  • Longtitude:25.2867
  • Public object

About object:

The bell tower is one of the dominants of Vilnius old town, which became the symbol of the city, as well as a very important element of Vilnius Cathedral Basilica and the Lower and Upper castles. As a heritage site, the building is valuable due to its volume, decoration elements and authentic constructions.
When preparing this project it was essential to remember that the bell tower acquired its current appearance in the early 19th century, while the previously empty space inside was split by the architect S. Lasavickas by building floors in the second part of the 20th century. They were used for the reconstruction of the bell tower too. The building was reconstructed by preserving the historical elements of the building and choosing a modern architectural expression for the new ones. For example, the bell tower now has a modern floor with a glass well designed by A. and A. Gvildžiai, which provides and opportunity to take a look at the unique constructions of the building during the cold season too.
Adaptation of the old building for the purposes of spreading culture, enabled to not only admire it from the outside, but also appreciate the authentic constructions from the inside, as well as enjoy the newly opened view of the old town. With the help of technology, the visitors can get acquainted with the historical development of the building as well.

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Object information:

  • Project ID:222
  • Implemented:2014
  • Architects:(Lietuvių) Aušra Gvildienė, (Lietuvių) Aleksandras Gvildys
  • Architects companies:„Archinova“
  • Purpose:Cultural
  • Area:317 kv. m
  • Constructors:Jakovas Mendelevičius
  • Constructors companies:(Lietuvių) UAB “Senamiesčio projektai”
  • Other companies:The bell tower of Vilnius Cathedral Basilica


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